If you have a few varieties in your garden, you can let nature take its course and as the plants intermix you may get your very own unique hybrid hellebore
In one bed, there are coral-flowered Pulmonaria saccharata with strongly spotted foliage, bold meandering clumps of Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' and a series of apricot-pink hellebores
A further attraction is that hellebores
are easy–going plants that fit in with the modern gardening ethos.
It may be worth taking in one of the many hellebore
open days held by a variety of nurseries nationwide throughout February, just to give you some ideas of what might suit your garden.
Helleborus x hybridus: Marietta's favorite grouping of clump-forming types are perennial hybrids of many different hellebore
species and cultivars.
are easy to grow in most soil types and superb in difficult, shady spots under trees, associating well with naturalised spring flowers like snowdrops, narcissus, hardy cyclamen, primroses and crocus.
COVERED IN BLOOMS that range from pale green and creamy white to ruby, garnet, and deep amethyst, hellebores
are at their prettiest from winter into spring, when their delicate flowers open like cups or bells amid leathery green leaves.
may be a touch classier and the ``olives'' design is a fresh breath of Mediterranean air.
EASTER weekend is the time to plant that hardy herbaceous perennial, the hellebore
There's a special delight in discovering a handful of midwinter treasures - short-stemmed primroses, sprigs of winter heather, perhaps a premature hellebore
In mild-winter climates, the best hellebores
are Corsican hellebore
(Helleborus lividus corsicus) and Lenten rose (H.
The problem is hellebore
leaf blotch, which is caused by a fungus.