Hellebored? Not me ….

Flowers to brighten these chill darker days are an invaluable commodity in the garden, and few are more welcome nor so colourful as the Hellebore. There is the myriad variety of colours and flower forms of the Lenten Rose (Hellebore hybridus), bold architectural foliage and flower of the Corsican Hellebore (H. argutifolius), and Christmas rose hybrids…

Winter Sunshine

Hellebore Winter Sunshine Another stocky, sturdy and very floriferous Hellebore, with a creamy white congestion of flowers, piled one on top and in front of each other - maturing to a deeper greeny-chocolately-red. http://www.thegardencentregroup.co.uk/item/Herbaceous-Perennials/Winter-Sunshine-PBR/LIO Helleborus x ericsmithii 'Winter Sunshine' is a fabulous variety of this choice hybrid, with clusters of purple buds on dark purple…

Hellebore Heaven – Penny’s Pink and Pirouette

The seasons begin their shift towards Spring - isn't it noticeably lighter, later, already - and Hellebores will be coming to the fore. Certainly a plant that can be the subject of (more than) a mild addiction. Penny's Pink Plant breeder Rodney Davey gives us this beauty - Penny's Pink - and another (my favourite)…

Ice Breaker Max…

Hellebore Gold Collection Ice Breaker Max(i) I'm a little confused by this one, as the label at Wisley - is not 'Helleborus x ericsmithii'  as it appears elsewhere in The Internet, and is more Ice Breaker Maxi than Max. It might also be synonymous with the name Winter's Glow. Hey Ho. Beautiful nevertheless. http://www.perennials.com/plants/helleborus-ericsmithii-winters-glow.html http://www.helleborus.de/engl/hgc_eng.htm

Cinnamon Snow, Snow Dance and Josef Lemper – Hellebore Gold

Helleborus Cinnamon Snow Helleborus, interspecific hybrid ‘HGC Cinnamon Snow’®: This new variety from Heuger breeding is a worthy addition to the ‘Helleborus Gold Collection.’® It combines positive characteristics of two different helleborus species. It is a well-behaved plant with a uniform, compact habit. It has large 3-3.5” flowers that open with a tinge of pale yellow…