The Hellebore Season

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Here in the Pacific Northwest the blooming of hellebores is a favorite late winter reminder that spring is right around the corner. Hellebores are perennial and largely evergreen. Their flowers provide color and interest in the shade garden when other plants are dormant.

Helleborus orientalis

 

Hellebore’s most impressive feature is their five-petal bowl-shaped flowers which appear from late winter into spring in colors as diverse as apricot, yellow, green, silver-blue, slate, dusky pink, maroon and white. Some varieties feature double-petalled flowers, giving them a nostalgic rose-like quality.

 

Tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions, hybrid hellebores perform best when sited in partial shade in rich, moist, but well-draining soil. Hellebores are quite easy to grow, and since they are perennials, will continue to bloom for a number of years.B-Helleborus-foetidus-5
 
 
Join us in our celebration for hellebores during our 12th Annual Winter Festival, Saturaday and Sunday, February 24 and 25, 9 am – 5 pm.

For more information about our Winter Festival, click here

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