February 18, 2010

Pink Beauty Helleborus

I picked this plant up when visiting an Open Day at Plant Delights Nursery in North Carolina. It just barely squeaked by during this past summer, and it's formed some new leaves and obviously some blooms since then. I have located in the best plot of shade, and I'm just amazed. At a garden club meeting with a speaker from North Carolina, she asked if helleborus grew here, and everyone said that they didn't. Having only had the plant a few months, I wasn't willing to say that they do, but I'm really beginning to think that this plant will make it. I have some other young helleborus that my sister gave me from her garden, and they seem to be doing well. Go figure!

6 comments:

  1. I love it! Does it the bloom stay green?

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  2. Putting them at the right spot with the coolness/heat they love, will spring them into life. Good luck! ~bangchik

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  3. It is lovely! It has to be your loving care...otherwise how is it explainable that yours are growing in that area??? Fantastic!

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  4. Your hellebore is awesome!

    Plant Delights I have been there a few times during open house. Lots of wild and very expensive plants. Most of what I did buy there lived one season and never returned. We are going to Pine Knot Farms open house in a few weeks to see thier hellebores!

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  5. Your hellebore does look good, and will probably do fine. I am told (by a plant seller) that they come from Africa, so can take more sun and heat than we usually think, altho Texas is hotter and sunnier than Central Virginia where I grow them. My husband loves them so we went to Pine Knot Farms three springs in a row and bought flats of them. (They used to sell flats of volunteers, with no promise of color. I think they have stopped doing it, tho.) Anyway, now we are using them as groundcover! We must have 10,000. Unfortunately, too much cold and too much snow this winter. So far I have zero blooms, altho am hoping for a late flush if this darn snow ever melts. Enjoy!

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