With the dark months creeping in, there is no better time to spruce up your garden with Helleborus. Also known as the Christmas Rose, the Hellebore is a traditional garden favourite, making it the perfect choice for our Plant of the Month for January.
With a colour range of pure white through to deep purple, pink, cream, yellow, and red flowers, Hellebores are guaranteed to light up a damp, shady spot in your garden winter.
Hellebores are evergreen, perennial flowering plants. They are often used for decorative purposes and are popular with gardeners for their early flowering period during winter and spring and are frost resistant, making them ideal for this time of year.
They are excellent for bringing early colour to shady herbaceous borders and areas between deciduous shrubs and under trees.
Helleborus are often very tolerant of dry shade conditions and look fantastic planted in borders with snowdrops, Erythronium, Primula, Pulmonaria and Tiarella.
They are also wildlife friendly and are a valuable source of pollen for early bees.