Focus on Hellebores

On a rainy day walk at Lake Wilderness Arboretum this week, I found Hellebores blooming and defying winter. (Perhaps I was too.)

I think it’s time to plant some in my garden.

Sharing with Cees Flower of the Day.

~ Susanne

28 Comments on “Focus on Hellebores

  1. Defying winter is a good idea, but it rarely works. Not unlike King Canute sitting in the sea ordering the tide to go back. πŸ™‚
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. We just had a phone alert about a snow squall. Out of nowhere a strong wind and blinding snow came down for a few minutes. Very dramatic to witness from the safety of the living room window. I am unfamiliar with hellebores and wonder what zone they live in.

    • The east coast has been hit hard this year. It’s been pretty mild in the NW lately, sometimes in the upper fifties. Colder and rain expected this coming week.

      Hellebores are also called Lenten Rose and prefer shade, so do well in a woodland garden. Internet tells me they’ll work in zones 4 – 9, we’re an 8 here. Supposed to be easy to grow.

  3. If they live where you do, then I doubt they will live where I do. Thank you for helping me admire them from afar.

    • I think they work in zones 4 – 9 and prefer shade. They’re also called Lenten Rose and they look so pretty in a woodland garden. I’m glad you enjoyed them. πŸ™‚

  4. I just read another blogger from near Vancouver and they mentioned the blooming hellebore! I am enjoying this vicariously as we are at 13F with 6″ of snow on top the remains of the last snow storm. It doesn’t seem that Spring is ever going to arrive 😦

    • Sorry about your cold and snow but I promise spring will come, hopefully sooner than later! 😊 It’s been rainy and cold here again after some pleasant days in the 50’s; but It was so nice to see the hellebores blooming in the woodland garden.

  5. I love Hellebores. We call them Christmas Roses here and my sister bought me one a few years ago when I hosted the family Christmas Day gathering. We planted it by our front door and it’s a cheering sight on a cold winter’s day πŸ™‚

  6. You’re inspiring me to get my backyard in order, it’s been a long dry winter and things are looking sad. Thanks for sharing, warmly, C

    • They’re so pretty, aren’t they? Maybe talk to someone at a nursery to see if they grow well there. They’re also called Lenten Rose and Christmas Rose since they bloom in the winter.

  7. Those are beautiful! We grew some Lenten roses on NC, they are very pretty flowers.

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