The Teddington Gardener

did someone mention Hellebores?

Helleboris Harvington Rebekah

Helleboris Harvington Rebekah

Helleborus Harvington Rebekah

Helleborus Harvington Rebekah

Hellebore Penny's Pink

Hellebore Penny’s Pink

Helleborus hybridus Tutu

Helleborus hybridus Tutu

Helleborus niger Joel (HGC)

Helleborus niger Joel (HGC)

Helleborus Walberton's Rosemary

Helleborus Walberton’s Rosemary

Helleborus Anna's Red

Helleborus Anna’s Red

Hellebore Niger

Hellebore Niger

I called into the plant centre at RHS Wisley – for me almost as interesting as some of the gardens! – and of course the hellebores caught my eye. Anna’s Red and Penny’s Pink, naturally. Walberton’s Rosemary, which is planted to such good effect in the raised bed just as you enter the gardens from the ticket kiosks. Hellebore niger Joel, of the Hellebore Gold Collection, changing from pure white to deeper greens as the flower matures. Tutu, with the Tudor ruff at the centre of each flower – and a new Harvington Hybrid, Rebekah. With the £25 price tag….

From Petersham Nurseries, just a couple of Oriental Hybrids from Hugh Nunn, one a lovely deep yellow, the other double, frilled and spotted.

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5 comments

  1. In the Healing Garden, our preference this year is Merlin – and for a pure white, Snowflake. Merlin has a beautiful flower that challenges Penny’s Pink, and beautiful variegated foliage as well. Merlin’s flowers face up and out and flowers, leaves and stems bore up admirably to a long cold snap. Merlin snapped right back! — THGg

  2. Pingback: Hellebore Gold Collection – heralds of the Hellebore Season | The Teddington Gardener

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