Very Strange Hellebore !!
I have only a few hellebores in my garden, and am certainly no expert on them, but this seems very strange to me.
I planted an un-bloomed 'royal heritage' plant last summer. It bloomed this spring as a nice, outfacing flower of the typical dark maroon color. I cut off the flower stalk in late june, as it was growing new leaves, and it seemed to settle in for the season. But...
I noticed on Monday that it was sending up a new flower stalk, and the buds, which are already starting to unfurl, on this stalk are a gorgeous very pale pink color. They are totally unlike the spring buds. I have my camera ready when they fully open, and perhaps then I can post pics of both colors, because I could hardly believe the diferences.
Is this likely a freakish seasional thing, or a mutation, or possibly another plant which had come along for the ride in the one I bought? Also, what would make it bloom in this time of year?