Helleborus Orientalis “Mardi Gras” Double March 2012

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 … Continue reading →

Helleborus x sternii ‘Blackthorn Group’

Helleborus x sternii is a cross between Helleborus argutifolius (Corsican Hellebore) and Helleborus lividus (Majorcan Hellebore), named after Sir Frederick Stern, first brought to public attention in 1947.  It is an herbaceous or semi-evergreen perennial with purplish stems and pinkish … Continue reading →

Helleborus x ballardiae ‘Cinnamon Snow’

No one who has visited my garden would be surprised to see that I’ve added Helleborus x ballardiae ‘Cinnamon Snow”. Why?  Because it captures almost all of my favorite garden colors and qualities in one plant.  I’m big on perennials, … Continue reading →