Opening dates and times
After 15 years of hellebore sales, we have decided that 2018 will be our last year of opening on a regular basis. We feel it is time for a fresh challenge, and hope to start on the development of a new garden – among other things – in the next couple of years. I can't see that I will ever stop growing hellebores, or working on the development of improved strains, so there will still be plants available in future years for those customers wanting to increase their collection. We also plan to continue seed sales.
All plants are now sold for 2019. There will be more plants for sale in February, 2020, and details of availability along with open days/times will be posted here at the beginning of next year. Don't forget to check our seed selection in June – we will have a good range of singles, doubles and anemones available.
Herfordshire Hellebores, Green Lane Farm, Levens Green, Ware, Herts SG11 1HD. Look out for the small sign saying 'Hellebores' that directs you to our entrance.
Tel: 01920 438458. We are happy to answer phone calls on any day, 9am - 7pm. If you are unable to contact us during opening hours (but need to get directions on how to find us etc) try our mobile: 07528 164667 - please note the mobile phone is usually turned off at other times.
The hellebores are accessed over an area of grass, so please bring wellies or suitable footwear in wet weather.
A range of fresh hellebore seed is available in summer, which offers customers the chance to grow a number of high quality plants at a reasonable cost. Our seed is hand-pollinated, and includes the sought-after anemone centre varieties, where demand for our flowering plants always outstrips supply. Seed will be available as it ripens, from the middle of May. Please click here for details.
Most of our hellebores are sold during February and March, but we send out plants while stocks last.
In previous years customers have been able to order and pay for plants from the list below using an online shopping cart, but the cost has made this impractical to continue. Orders can now be taken on the phone.
The new hellebore season starts in January. Now that we are offering a reduced number of plants, not all the varieties below will be on offer each year, but they are listed below to show prices when available.
Our hellebores are sold in flower (if purchased Jan - April), or after flowering to guarantee colour. Almost all are grown in 3 litre pots.
To order plants either email us at email@example.com or call 01920 438458
We carefully pack plants and use a next-day delivery service to ensure that your order reaches you in good condition.
Delivery costs on orders within England, Wales and mainland Scotland are as follows:
1 box (up to 4 plants) - £12
2 boxes (8 plants) - £19
3 boxes (12 plants) - £25
4 boxes (16 plants) or more - £29
We do not charge for packing your order in our sturdy cardboard shipping boxes. The postage costs reflect the size and considerable weight of the plants.
As postage is the same for half full or full boxes, best value is achieved with full boxes (multiples of 4 plants).
We have a minimum order of £18 + p&p.
We have 3 price bands. Plants with a higher price tend to be newer colours or those that are more difficult to produce. This does not mean that they are more difficult to grow in the garden. Well-established lines, producing a high percentage of good, saleable plants, are less work to produce than those where development is at an early stage. Please note we only ever send out plants that we are completely happy with.
White. One of the earliest flowering types. Pure white blooms that show well in the garden
White spotted. Various degrees of spotting, most quite heavily marked with a clear white band around the outer edges of each petal
Pink-red. A bright, fairly deep pink colour. Tall, robust looking plants, usually with large, rounded flowers.
Pink. Very pretty shades of pink
Pink spotted. Various degrees of spotting, most quite heavily marked with a clear pink band around the outer edges of each petal
Slate-blue. Stunning colour that shows best with some direct sun. One of the most beautiful, and well worth a try
Dark purple. Attractive very dark blooms - ideal alongside snowdrops
Pink x yellow strain. Flowers are a combination of cream yellow and strawberry pink, some displaying apricot shades.
Primrose yellow flowers. Very pretty
Yellow spotted. Various degrees of spotting, some with dark nectaries.
Black. Darkest purple black or blue black flowers.
Picotee with veining. White flowers with dark pink lines rather like those on a butterfly's wings.
Pale pink. Cream flowers, lightly marked with pink
Yellow/dark centre . Most with small red marks at the base of each petal.
Green. Some with purple markings.
Torquatus and multifidus hybrids. Small one to two inch flowers, many with picotee markings. Some purples and greens. Variable, so please phone/email for details of current stock
Dark red. Richly coloured maroon red blooms. Some with dark new foliage.
White spotted double. A robust variety with attractive spotted blooms.
Pink double. Shades of pink, some with speckled markings.
Purple double. Purple to dark purple in colour.
Cream-yellow double. Delicate blooms on compact plants. Some with finely divided foliage.
Picotee double. White or cream petals with a pink flush at edges. Some also with pink veining.
Pure white blooms - very spectacular in the garden
Pale pink double
Dido (torquatus) type doubles available in the following colours: white/cream spotted, pink, pink spotted. Dainty little flowers, perfect for a more natural planting scheme. Some with finely divided foliage.
Green Spotted Double
Dark Purple double
Pale picotee double. White flowers with a narrow pink line around the edge of each petal
White anemone centre. White flowers, most with a few spots. Central ruff.
Pink anemone centre. Pink flowers, some with spots or speckles. Central ruff
Picotee anemone centre. White petals with various degrees of purple veining / edging, and a striking dark ruff.