Helleborus foetidus [AGM] - Stinking Hellebore

Image of Helleborus foetidus [AGM] - Stinking Hellebore
Image of Helleborus foetidus [AGM] - Stinking Hellebore
Image of Helleborus foetidus [AGM] - Stinking Hellebore
Alternate Image of Helleborus foetidus [AGM] - Stinking Hellebore
Alternate Image of Helleborus foetidus [AGM] - Stinking Hellebore
Alternate Image of Helleborus foetidus [AGM] - Stinking Hellebore
  • AGM

  • Caution: TOXIC

  • Evergreen

  • Flowers attract bees

  • Plant for chalk soils

  • Plant for clay soil

Dark green, evergreen leaves give rise to bold heads of bell-shaped, lime green flowers, which are held for many weeks through late winter and into early spring. Easy to grow and useful for difficult places in the garden, as it tolerates dry shade and survives under the canopy of trees where it will gradually naturalise and self-seed. Flowers provide an important nectar source for early flying bees.

Prefers a well-drained soil in full or partial shade. CARE: Harmful if ingested. Handling may cause skin irritation.

Height: 18 - 30 inches / 45 - 75cm                      

Spread: 12 - 18 inches / 30 - 45cm

AGM: The RHS Award of Garden Merit. Plants awarded an AGM are:

  • excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • available
  • of good constitution
  • essentially stable in form and colour
  • reasonably resistant to pests and diseases

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This plant is currently out of stock. Please contact us for details of when we expect to have more available.

Delivery Options

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  • Click And Collect

    Collection is available from the nursery by appointment only or from one of the events we’ll be attending. During May, June and July our show schedule is very busy so appointments are not always possible and also at other times if we are away attending an event.