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Helleborus Merlin 180MM

Helleborus ‘Merlin’ – 180MM

(Not currently available to be ordered)

I am Merlin Helleborus. My family originated from Alpine Europe

Botanic Name: Helleborus x ballardiae ‘Merlin’

Mounding – Showy Dusty Pink Blooms

Flowering from early winter to mid spring with blooms of a rich dusty pink blooms colour deepens as they mature. I am a long lived evergreen perennial. I naturally have a rounded from and work well in shaded areas of the garden year round. I am a good choice for pots and general container planting to brighten up a shaded balcony or paved areas. Low maintenance I am tolerant of dry conditions and light frosts.

Part to Full Shade (morning or filtered sun for 4-6 hours, to no direct sun)
Height: 0.4m Width: 0.6m
(Can be kept trimmed to Height: 0.4m Width: 0.6m)
I need moderate water once established
I enjoy good drainage but am happy in most soils with heavy soils best improved with organic matter
I am popular and will make you happy because…
Blooming in spring my dusty pink blooms deepen in colour with age and stand proud above my foliage
An excellent cut flower my blooms can be enjoyed indoors either on my stems or floating in water
I tolerate dry conditions and am frost hardy

    Plant me:

  • in pots and other containers
  • in garden beds and general landscaping
  • to be cut flowers to be enjoyed indoors

Tips for success…

I am very low maintenance but my appearance is improved by removing spent blooms and old foliage
Plant me 40cm apart
100% Recyclable Pot and Label
Most pots and labels made from 100% recycled polypropylene

Caution: Harmful if eaten/skin irritant

Plant family: Ranunculaceae
Other names:


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