From bright color flowers to....hellebores

lilsproutJune 8, 2014

I purchased my first hellebores today on clearance. Good size with very nice foliage. Cream and pinkish cream flowers I believe. (Some tags were missing)

I'm normally a bright color flower lover....but I liked the foliage so much I thought I could grow to love the blooms too ;)

Just curious To know how well you like yours. Did you love from the start or did they grow on you?...or could you live without?

Thanks!

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dbarron(z7_Arkansas)

Could they disappear from the garden from April to October ? Otherwise, I love them! (and currently miss them...didn't move any from last garden)..and I admit, I'm thinking I might have to find one..just one...to plant for that Dec through March flowers.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2014 at 10:38AM
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forest

I love mine, but it is true that they don't have bright flowers. I like the white ones best, but they seem fade to green rather quickly. Of course that may be only perception as they do stay white for a couple of weeks.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2015 at 8:17PM
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dbarron(z7_Arkansas)

If they're typical orientalis hybrids, the foliage looks like a small clump of blackberries to me. I grow these for the flowers.

But some of the new hybrids like H x ballardiae 'Pink Frost' have much more attractive foliage with white markings on the leaves. I haven't tried to grow these...but they look nice and I might try one for the foliage sometime, the flowers being a bonus.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2015 at 5:27AM
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