HELLEBORUS FOETIDUS MISS JEKYLL'S SCENTED
The overpowering fragrance from the pendulous purple-lipped flowers fills our cottage garden for weeks in earliest spring, and this has been likened to mahonia perfume). This form is the rare, sweetly-perfumed form of Helleborus foetidus (so called because only the attractive, thick, waxy, divided FOLIAGE has a musky smell if bruised!).
Sow these seeds IMMEDIATELY you receive them, WHENEVER THIS MAY BE! They need SEVERAL MONTHS in damp compost, (NOT DRY IN A FRIDGE) before they will germinate as the season naturally warms, usually between January and March in the Northern Hemisphere, regardless of when they are sown. Keep the seed tray in a cold place, and check every few weeks. They are COLD germinators! Never, ever, use any artificial heat as this will prevent them from germinating, and ultimately kill them! Keep ungerminated seed pots for at least two years!