hellebore


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hel·le·bore

(hel'ĕ-bōr),
A plant of the genus Helleborus (family Ranunculaceae), especially H. niger (black hellebore).
See also: Veratrum album, Veratrum viride.
[G. helleboros]

hellebore

(hĕl′ə-bôr′)
n.
1. Any of various plants of the genus Helleborus of the buttercup family, native to Eurasia, most species of which are poisonous.
2. Any of various plants of the genus Veratrum, especially V. viride of North America, having large leaves and greenish flowers and yielding toxic alkaloids used medicinally. Also called false hellebore, veratrum.
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Hellebores love a bit of shade and humus–rich soil that doesn't dry out – the same sort of conditions enjoyed by so many other woodlanders.
But for me, one highlight of the season is that hellebores finally have their moment in the (wintry) sun.
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Anyone venturing to winter open garden events should be on the lookout for hellebores in flower, bringing colour to herbaceous borders or providing contrast to snowdrops and daffodils in woodland settings.
Although generally speaking hellebores are not fussy, like most other plants there are still one or two important rules that must be observed.
Shades of hellebores include white, claret, peach, pink, green, black, slate grey, bi-colours and yellow.
HELLEBORE leaf blotch, which is caused by a fungus.
The Corsican hellebore Helleborus argutifolius has rich green,marbled foliage with fearsome,jagged teeth along the edges and clusters of 5 cm (2in)pale green bells on strong stems in late winter.
Three hellebores for pounds 14.95 HELLEBORE Double Queen provides a spectacular wake-up call in the winter garden.
Among the plants and shrubs beating the elements are Hellebore which flowers in February to April, and rhododendron which, on average, blooms in April or May.
However, it is not a rose at all but a species of hellebore, Helleborus niger.
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