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Helleborus Orientalis

hatty_hatty_ Posts: 99
Hi all,

I bought these lovely Hellebores for a fiver each for a shady spot in my garden. 

I would like to know how tall and wide they will get so I can plant appropriately but Google is giving me different answers. Some websites say 30cm tall, others say 60cm? 

They are labeled as Helleborus Orientalis on the pot. 

Is anyone able to advise on how big they will get? And how I should therefore plant them? Many thanks!


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,590
    I have some that are 2 ft tall and have a 2 ft spread. Others are smaller. It very much depends on the richness of the soil and the sun aspect as to how big they will grow.
  • FireFire Posts: 18,994
    Mine are more like 30cm, over the years, in sunnier or shadier spots.
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,690
    That's good value! They won't really get any taller than they are now. They will spread out quite a bit.  There's a bit of seasonal height variation depending on whether they are in flower etc 
    "What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour". 
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    Mine grow into huge clumps and they are certainly more than 30cm.tall. They seed all over, too.
  • FireFire Posts: 18,994
    Maybe it depends on the variety?
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    Yes, @Fire, mine are common as muck, unnamed from a local garden centre. I have the very dark red ones and white ones and many of their children in various colours in between. All lovely and very healthy, though. The seedlings pop up everywhere and have to be weeded out.
  • FireFire Posts: 18,994
    Sounds great.
  • hatty_hatty_ Posts: 99
    Many thanks everyone for your help! 
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