Saving the best till last

I know we have all been putting hellebore on our posts for a few weeks now and we are getting a bit hellebore bored but, I do have something to share. Many years ago, could be around 30 years ago, an elderly lady gave me a hellebore plant that always grew variegated leaves, in those days I was a novice gardener and didn’t know a hellebore from my elbow. Well for all these years this plant has given me a few straggly variegated leaves and no flowers, that is until this year. Finally I have flowers that to me look quite stripey and the leaves at the back of the flowers are definitely variegated. Now is this a new type of hellebore or are you going to tell me that you have one too. I would love to know…..

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15 responses to “Saving the best till last

  1. That is certainly a beautiful plant and plants given to us by others are always special. Now, I have to hang my gardening head in shame and say that I do not have one hellebore in my garden. But, I’m thinking I need at least one. So, if I’m going to order one which one should I pick?

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  2. That’s a first for me. Quite interesting. Aren’t we grateful for passalong plants.

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  3. Mary T

    Hi Sue, wish I had one that colour. must be a new one. Keep letting mine seed and hoping to get something unusual, maybe one day.
    maryx

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  4. Thanks for the info … found out that I can grow these in Florida,
    Can’t wait to learn more about this flower.
    ME

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  5. I don’ t think we can ever get bored with hellebores, they are all so different. This one is really unusual, I have never seen anything like it before. I think you have something special there. It’ s beautiful; not only with variegated leaves but gorgeous flowers.

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  6. Well I’ve waited long enough for this and I wasn’t disappointed … 🙂

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  7. It is beautiful. They self seed very readily so perhaps you have a new variety there. Amelia

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  8. So beautiful! I don’t have any Hellebore but have researched and go back and forth about whether they bloom too early for me….they are so lovely though…..Hmmm….

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  9. Beautiful bloom and the foliage is even more interesting. I’m far from being hellebored so feel free to keep posting. It will still be a few weeks until they bloom here….

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  10. More lovelies! I saw some variegated ones at an open garden once and I was given a seedlling but it didn’t develop, sadly – I think it was Pacific Frost… Never seen it anywhere else but I have googled as I write this and it is a known variety

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