Hellebores: Winter’s Flowers
Even before the first snowdrop emerges, we enjoy abundant winter flowers in our garden. Perennial Hellebores fill our pots, beds and borders with their sturdy evergreen leaves year round.
Buds emerge in late December or early January, and their flowers begin to open during that long stretch of cold when little else can bloom. Often called “Christmas rose” or “Lenten rose,” these tough, beautiful flowers continue blooming through late spring.
I’ve just re-edited my 2014 post, Hidden Jewels: Hellebores, with additional information and updated photos. I hope you will enjoy it!
H. argutifolius ‘Snow Fever’ February 9, 2017
Woodland Gnome 2018
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