Helleborus niger ‘Praecox’ is a stunning evergreen perennial that is perfect for adding a touch of winter beauty to your garden. This variety of hellebore is an early bloomer, with its large, white, cup-shaped flowers appearing in late winter or early spring, perfect for supplying contrast or helping to supply the concept of all year round interest in the garden. The cultivar has more flowers than the straight Helleborus niger. The flowers being held on strong stems above the foliage, and are followed by attractive, glossy, dark green leaves. This plant is easy to grow and requires minimal maintenance, making it a great choice for gardeners of all levels. It is also deer and rabbit resistant, making it a great choice for gardens in areas with these animals. ‘Praecox’ is a hardy plant that can tolerate a wide range of temperatures and soil types, and is best grown in full sun to partial shade. It has an RHS hardiness rating of H7, meaning it can survive temperatures down to below -20C. It is a great choice for borders, rock gardens, and woodland gardens, and can be used as a cut flower.
Once established, you should avoid moving as it does not like to be disturbed.
Helleborus niger ‘Praecox’ is rich in nectar and is known for attracting bees, insects and other pollinators making your garden bustle with activity from the wildlife.
- Height 50cm
- Width 50cm
- H7, meaning it can survive temperatures down to below -20C
- Deep shade to partial shade
- Poisonous to pets (though pets don’t tend to eat it), humans and horses
- Not toxic to livestock and birds
When purchasing a plant it is important that you give it every chance it can to thrive. For more information on planting visit our Planting page.