Slide Show: Hellebore Season
A particularly lovely Hellebore at Honeyhill Farms Nursery (photo taken while lying in path looking up!)
A double reddish Helleborus x hybridus at Honeyhill Farms Nursery
Pale pink Helleborus x hybridus – older flowers fading to pale creamy pink. (Another photo taken while lying under plants.)
A nice, apple green Helleborus x sternii – a hybrid between the Corsican hellebore (H. argutifolius) and the slightly tender H. lividus. H. x sternii seedlings are usually perfectly cold hardy.
Seedlings of Cyclamen coum, a tough little perennial garden plant that is perfectly hardy in Portland, Oregon. It’s not a hellebore, of course, but it’s the one other plant sold at Honeyhill Farms Nursery and happens to be an incredible ga
Hellebores produce some of the most treasured flowers of winter and early spring. There are many species and hybrids available, each with particular assets in the garden. Breeding efforts particularly focusing on the Lenten roses (Helleborus x hybridus) seen at left are creating ever-richer colors and the forms are increasingly refined every year, with doubles, semi-doubles, more pronounced nectaries and larger, more upward-facing flowers. Other types of hellebores offer beautiful...