Picotee is a beautiful orientalis hybrid variety of hellebore, producing saucer-shaped, slightly frilly blooms from late winter, The pendant double cream flowers have a pink tinge, darker on the edges, and purple veining, and are held on strong stems above dark-green, divided, leathery, semi-evergreen foliage.
Perfect for adding colour to a woodland area, especially as they are resistant to deer and rabbits, or for adding early interest to the front of a mixed border, hellebores are in flower at a time of the year when little else is. They also provide a valuable source of nectar to foraging insects, especially bees, when little else is in flower. With a compact, upright, clump-forming habit, the Picotee Harvington hellebore provides good ground cover too.
Pot Size: 4.5L
Common Name: Christmas Rose, Lenten Rose
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Height and Spread: 35cm x 35cm
Preferred Soil Type: Well-drained soil; lime tolerant
Aspect: Full or partial shade
Flowering Period: February – April
Care: Remove old faded flower stems after flowering