Hellebores

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Hoy
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Hellebores

Although the hellebore season started weeks, if not months, ago they are still doing well in the garden.
Here are some Helleborus orientalis seedlings:

Hoy
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And here is Helleborus argutifolius. The leaves stay green all winter and in the spring you get lime green flowers.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Boland
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I like that light pink one!

They are peaking locally.  Here is a selection from our BG.  The dark and pale yellow are Helleborus orientalis types, the first white is Helleborus niger, the second one is Helleborus nigercors and the last is Helleborus odorus.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

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I only have a purple Helleborus orientalis and a Helleborus foetidus (the later is just about open).  I photographed mine this evening.

Todd Boland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Zone 5b
1800 mm precipitation per year

Hoy
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The orientalis types self sow all over here. The niger selection is very different from mine, seems to be a good plant.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Lori S.
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Here, finally, is Helleborus cyclophyllus - my plants, in this dry, cool yard, never achieve the lushness of those grown in warmer climates.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Hoy
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Cyclophyllus is a species that I haven't tried yet. I like this genus, they usually make fine plants here. If I get the chance I will try this too.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Toole
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A few near bloom here today .

A double i raised from NZ seed a few years ago --finally released from it's pot last year and much happier.
:D

The other two pics are of seed sent from a friend in Aussie back in Dec 07--both first flowering .

The double red looks like it has come true.
Although i also sowed picote yellow i'm sure of the other one.

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Reed
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A few of my Hellebore plants!

Albany, Oregon USA. Pacific Northwest, elevation approximately 200ft zone 8. Winter wet and Summer Dry. Hot enough to ripen the peaches.

Mark McD
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Reed, are these flowering for you now or photos of plants from earlier in the year?  I particularly like the double green one. 

One thing I miss about my brief 4 years living in the Seattle Washington area, are how marvelously certain plants like Helleborus, Bergenia, and Rhododendron grew, and by comparison, how tatty-&-ratty some Hellebores can look in spring after beaten up by a hard winter.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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McDonough,

No! these are from last winter I will take more this year in Dec. and Jan.. I have some amazing green ones and hopefully even some better ones this year. Like they say the grass is always greener on the other side I would love to be able to grow some of the plants you grow in situ. I can't stand most Rhododendron (I guess because I see them all the time) I enjoy the flowers in other peoples yards  ;D. Seattle is nice to visit but it rains more there even more than here and after living in Vegas for 6 years this is hard to get used to again.

Albany, Oregon USA. Pacific Northwest, elevation approximately 200ft zone 8. Winter wet and Summer Dry. Hot enough to ripen the peaches.

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