December 15th, 2019

For elegant and unique color in the Winter landscape, it’s all about Hellebore! Also known as Lenten rose, Easter rose, or Christmas rose, due to their rose-like flowers that appear in early Spring, around the Christian observance of Lent, Hellebore has become a favorite among many for good reason.

This hardy evergreen perennial from the Ranunculaceae family, is prized for its leathery evergreen foliage and graceful and prolific cup-shaped blooms that last for months. Improved breeding techniques in recent years, have brought an incredible array of new varieties, with interesting colors, shapes, and patterns, making them a beautiful and integral addition to the Winter and Spring shade garden.

Hellebore performs best when sited in partial shade, in rich, moist, well-draining soil. Avoid planting your hellebores too deeply as this can hinder flower production. Ensure sure the crown of the plant is just slightly buried beneath the soil. Grows 12-24” high, with a spread 24” wide. Hellebore is highly toxic.

Our inventory is always changing, but here is a partial list of varieties which we often carry;

Helleborus argutifolius HGC® Snow Fever

Helleborus Walberton’s Rosemary

Helleborus niger HGC® Snow Frills

Helleborus Gold Collection, Ice N Roses White

Helleborus orientalis, Spring Promise Conny

Helleborus HGC® Spring Promise, Anja Oudolf

Helleborus HGC® Ice ‘n Roses® Early Red

Helleborus HGC® Ice ‘n Roses® Picotee

Helleborus ‘Merlin’ Gold Collection

Helleborus ‘Pink Frost’

Helleborus ‘Jacob’

Helleborus ‘Reanna’s Ruby’