This useful perennial is a good groundcover under deciduous trees or shrubs. Flower colours range from white, through pink-purple to almost black and come as a mix. Semi-evergreen foliage remains until the next season's flowers appear (between November and April) and after the flowers die back, new foliage emerges. Hellebores prefer rich, moist but well-drained soil in part shade. Flowering height 30-45cms.