My Helleborus Orientalis “Mardi Gras” Double bounced back quite well this year after a mild winter.
When the pinkish buds and then the flowers appeared I realized they were slightly different than I remembered.
I don’t know if it’s the weather or the soil, or a combination of both but the flowers are much more colorful this year than they were last year. I suspect the soil is the main culprit because last year was the year I planted it. It was still running off of it’s nursery soil and fertilizer.
When the sun came out I couldn’t resist taking some pictures. It seems like the blooms that don’t get as much sun are less pink.
The sun is already going away…but it will be back later today. Or tomorrow.