Helleborus × ericsmithii ViV Valeria ('Jhe00202'PBR) (ViV Series)
Height x Spread: 35cm - 40cm x 40cm
Elegant and distinctive, 'Valeria' delivers in terms of flower quality and quantity. Chock-full of pale dusky-pink buds, the large creamy-white single flowers start to open from late autumn continuing well into spring. As the flowers mature their petals take on subtle washes of pink and green that contrast well with the fine central boss of pale yellow stamens and attractive evergreen marbled foliage.
Like other Hellebores, 'Valeria' is a hard working plant offering year-round texture and interest in the garden with the added bonus of pretty nectar-rich flowers for early season pollinators. Easy to grow in fertile, neutral to alkaline soil which is moist but free draining, it is as much at home in a winter container combined with ferns and Ophiopogon as it is in a partially shaded border, although it can cope in slightly sunnier situations too.