March 2014..Helleborus flowering..
Helleboreus orientalis hybrid . Anemone centred form (white, speckled).
Close-up of helleborus
This is my all time favorite plant. I am addicted to growing them. They bloom when everything else is still in deep winter sleep, and those same blooms stay on the plant for about 4 months.
The have wonderful evergreen glossy leaves that last all winter long. Mine are in shades of creams, whites, pinks and lavenders.
Mary from Gainesville, GA
These fully opened Wednesday, the first day of Lent. How fitting.
Showing itself through the March snow!
Doesn't stay buried in the snow for long. Not an early bloomer in Zone 6, but blooms eventually. Snow is too deep for it in true winter, but once it blooms a few flakes don't hurt.
My first bloom on this plant.
Holding the bloom up, because they droop.
delicate & colorful..
Ripening seed pods, April 8, 2004. I am going to try to catch them this time!
Great full to part shade variety. Blooms March - May.
Some heads of double Helleborus orientalis Hybrids
Helleborus orientalis hybrid
This is the first year I've grown these.
A seedling from a pink-flowering parent posted earlier.
Helleborus with seed pods taken spring 2005
NC Arboretum in Asheville (February)
In Jills garden at devon Nursery Blenheim NZ
Jills garden at Devon nursery Blenheim NZ
You've gotta love anything that flowers in February!
Bloom starts green to white, turns purple.
Just opened, starts pale green.
This blooms for me even during frost or light snow in the area.
new leaves cradle a fresh bud.
Blooming mid-April, zone 5a - UW-Madison Botanical Garden (Mahonia in background)
If anyone knows if this isn't Orientalis and is another Helleborus please let me know it had no tag.
This is the same plant that last year 2009 I posted a picture of and this is a 2010 picture see how it's grown and wow the blooms.
March 27, 2010
My first Hellebore! Love these! Gorgeous coloring!
February, 2012 -- hope to keep these going for years and years...CHARMING!
March 15, 2012
Late september in Bill's private Waihi garden
Helleborous in my early August garden
Hellebore with green flowers almost ready to bloom.
Hellebore with purple blooms.
February 2012..all kind of crosses of Lenten Rose floating in a bowl...
Lovely , provides one likes green in petals
Lenten Rose, a shade tolerant flower.
Another view of a favorite shade loving plant.
April 2014...Seedpods ripening..
April 2014...I shovel most seedlings away, but a few I pot up to give away..a 2014 seedling (seeded after flowering in 2013) will flower in 2016..
I recieved this plant in a trade. Love it.