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Helleborus - Hellebores

Helleborus (Hellebores) is a genus of most attractive perennials with very long-lasting (6 to 8 weeks) flowers in winter or very early spring. Easy to grow, Hellebores add a nice texture to a woodland or shady border. Fairly deer and rabbit resistant, they are also frost-resistant, shade tolerant and many are evergreen. 


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Helleborus 'Angel Glow' (Hellebore)

Compact and vigorous, Helleborus 'Angel Glow' is a first year blooming Hellebore. It features pretty clusters of 6-9 pink buds opening to pale pink flowers that fade delicately to light green as they age.

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Helleborus 'Anna's Red' (Hellebore)

Noted for its unique foliage and the beauty of its flowers, Helleborus 'Anna's Red' (Hellebore) features single, rounded, rich red-purple blossoms adorned with a crown of creamy stamens. Unlike most hellebores, the flowers face outward attracting interest.

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Helleborus 'Blushing Bridesmaid' (Hellebore)

Helleborus ‘Blushing Bridesmaid’ is a Lenten Rose with large, double white flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), adorned with raspberry pink veining and picotee edge. Blooming heavily in early to mid spring, these nodding beauties rise on sturdy stems and contrast well with the glossy, dark green, evergreen foliage. Showy and long-lasting, this Lenten Rose provides year round interest and is ideal to brighten areas of dappled shade under deciduous trees and shrubs!

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Helleborus 'First Dance' (Hellebore)

Helleborus ‘First Dance’ is a Lenten Rose with large, double yellow flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), adorned with a maroon picotee edge and veining. Blooming heavily in early to mid spring, these nodding beauties rise on sturdy stems and contrast well with the glossy, dark green, evergreen foliage. Showy and long-lasting, this Lenten Rose provides year round interest and is ideal to brighten areas of dappled shade under deciduous trees and shrubs!

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Helleborus 'Flower Girl' (Hellebore)

Helleborus ‘Flower Girl’ is a Lenten Rose with large, double blush to light pink flowers, up to 3 in. across (7 cm). Blooming heavily in early to mid spring, these nodding beauties rise on sturdy stems and contrast well with the glossy, dark green, evergreen foliage. Showy and long-lasting, this Lenten Rose provides year round interest and is ideal to brighten areas of dappled shade under deciduous trees and shrubs!

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Helleborus 'French Kiss' (Hellebore)

Helleborus ‘French Kiss’ is a Lenten Rose with large, single, white flowers, up to 3.5 in. across (8 cm), adorned with raspberry pink veining. Blooming heavily in early to mid spring, these nodding beauties rise on sturdy stems and contrast well with the glossy, dark green, evergreen foliage. Showy and long-lasting, this Lenten Rose provides year round interest and is ideal to brighten areas of dappled shade under deciduous trees and shrubs!

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Helleborus 'HGC Ice 'n' Roses Red' (Hellebore)

Noted for its long blooming season, Helleborus 'HGC Ice 'n' Roses Red' (Hellebore) features single, rounded, rich ruby-red blossoms adorned with a crown of creamy stamens. Unlike most hellebores, the flowers face outward attracting interest. Opening from dark purple buds, these charming and dainty beauties bloom heavily for weeks from late winter to mid spring. They rise on sturdy stems above a most attractive leathery foliage that can be admired all year long. Showy and long-lasting, ideal to brighten the shade garden!

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Helleborus 'Ivory Prince' (Christmas Rose)

Helleborus 'Ivory Prince' or 'Walhelivor' (Christmas Rose) is the pretty result of a breeding program designed to produce vigorous, compact and upright hellebores with flat flowers for best display.

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Helleborus 'Maid of Honor' (Hellebore)

Helleborus ‘Maid of Honor’ is a Lenten Rose with large, double, light to dark pink flowers, up to 2-3 in. across (5-7 cm). Blooming heavily in early to mid spring, these nodding beauties rise on sturdy stems and contrast well with the glossy, dark green, evergreen foliage. Showy and long-lasting, this Lenten Rose provides year round interest and is ideal to brighten areas of dappled shade under deciduous trees and shrubs!

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Helleborus 'Midnight Ruffles' (Hellebore)

Helleborus ‘Midnight Ruffles’ is a Lenten Rose with large double flowers, up to 3 in. across (7 cm), packed with gently ruffled, velvety black petals, which contrast with the pale yellow stamens. Blooming heavily in early to mid spring, these nodding beauties rise on sturdy stems and contrast well with the glossy, dark green, evergreen foliage. This Hellebore belongs to the Winter Thrillers Series, which is noted for its double flowered selections which retain their color for up to 12 weeks, long after the flowers are spent.

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Helleborus 'Penny's Pink' (Hellebore)

Noted for its unique foliage and the beauty of its flowers, Helleborus 'Penny's Pink' (Hellebore) features large, single, bright mauve blossoms, 3 in. wide (7 cm), adorned with a crown of creamy stamens. Unlike most hellebores, the flowers face outward attracting interest.

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Helleborus 'Sandy Shores' (Hellebore)

Helleborus ‘Sandy Shores’ is a Lenten Rose with large, single, pale apricot flowers, up to 3 in. across (7 cm), adorned with lovely rosy pink undersides. Blooming heavily in early to mid spring, these nodding beauties rise on sturdy stems and contrast well with the glossy, dark green, evergreen foliage. Showy and long-lasting, this Lenten Rose provides year round interest and is ideal to brighten areas of dappled shade under deciduous trees and shrubs!

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Helleborus 'True Love' (Hellebore)

Helleborus ‘True Love’ is a Lenten Rose with large, double, rich maroon red flowers, up to 3.5 in. across (8 cm). Blooming heavily in early to mid spring, these nodding beauties rise on sturdy stems and contrast well with the glossy, dark green, evergreen foliage. Showy and long-lasting, this Lenten Rose provides year round interest and is ideal to brighten areas of dappled shade under deciduous trees and shrubs!

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Helleborus (Hellebores)

There are 17 Hellebore species. Most are native to the mountainous regions of Europe, especially the Balkan region of the former Yugoslavia, south along the eastern Adriatic to Greece and Turkey. Many of the species have been interbred, producing countless hybrid Hellebores in a rich array of colors and forms.

Helleborus argutifolius (Corsican Hellebore)

A robust native of Corsica and Sardinia, award-winning Helleborus argutifolius (Corsican Hellebore) is an evergreen perennial with large open clusters of bowl-shaped, nodding, pale green flowers, 2 in. wide (5 cm). Showy and long-lasting, ideal to brighten the shade garden!

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Helleborus foetidus (Stinking Hellebore)

Unjustly named Stinking Hellebore, award-winning Helleborus foetidus provides gardeners with some of the greatest pleasures in winter. Drought-tolerant, Helleborus foetidus is also one of the finest perennials for dry shade.

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Helleborus lividus (Majorcan Hellebore)

Native to the Mediterranean island of Majorca, Helleborus lividus (Majorcan Hellebore) is an evergreen perennial with open clusters of up to 8 or 10 outfacing, cup-shaped, pale rose-pink to silver-green flowers.

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Helleborus niger 'HGC Jacob' (Christmas Rose)

A very early bloomer, with blooms appearing as early as November, 'HGC Jacob' flowers the first year. Perfect to brighten the shade garden!

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Helleborus niger 'HGC Josef Lemper' (Christmas Rose)

A member of the Gold Collection®, Helleborus niger 'HGC Josef Lemper' is a gorgeous Christmas Rose with large, single, pristine white flowers, adorned with a crown of showy golden-yellow stamens. As they mature, the blooms turn rose pink in cool weather, and pale green in warm temperatures. Unlike most hellebores, the flowers face outward attracting interest. They are borne on short, dark stems and rise above the evergreen foliage of leathery, dark green, serrated leaves.

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Helleborus niger 'Potter's Wheel' (Christmas Rose)

One of the most famous names associated with Helleborus niger, 'Potter's Wheel' is a gorgeous Christmas Rose. It features large, single, pristine white flowers, 3 in. across (8 cm), with overlapping sepals and adorned with crowns of showy golden-yellow stamens.

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Helleborus niger (Christmas Rose)

Celebrated in songs and stories, Helleborus niger, commonly called Christmas Rose, is a winter-blooming evergreen perennial with large, bowl-shaped, glistening white flowers, 3 in. across (8 cm), adorned with crowns of showy golden-yellow stamens.

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Helleborus orientalis 'Royal Heritage' (Hellebore)

Helleborus orientalis 'Royal Heritage' is an exquisite collection of Hellebore hybrids with cup-shaped flowers, 2 in. long (5 cm), adorned with overlapping petals in a wide range of terrific colors. The blossoms may be purple, near-black, white, pale green, yellow, pink, rose, and red, some attractively spotted or brushed with a contrasting color. Blooming heavily in early to mid spring, these nodding beauties rise on sturdy stems and contrast well with the glossy, serrated, dark green, evergreen foliage.

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Helleborus Walberton's Rosemary (Hellebore)

Incredibly floriferous, Helleborus 'Walberton's Rosemary' or 'Walhero' is the pretty result of a cross between Helleborus niger (Christmas Rose) and Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten Rose). Opening from rich pink flower buds, plentiful star-shaped, clear pink flowers with pointed and slightly ruffled petals, appear from late winter to mid spring.

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Helleborus Winter Jewels 'Amber Gem'

Showy and long-lasting, Hellebore Winter Jewels 'Amber Gem' (Helleborus) features double, cup-shaped, golden blossoms delicately margined in pink.

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