Floating Hellebores

Different colors and shapes of Hellbores

If you haven’t seen my posts on growing the ultimate shade plant that is evergreen, deer proof and blooms for 4 months, go to Hellebores-Low Maintenance, Deer Resistant, Evergreen Perennials. So many beautiful varieties, doubles, singles, picotees, and ruffled with colors ranging from ruby red/wine to a wonderful creamy with rosy specks, this perennial deserves a place in everyone’s garden. Long-lived, with the clumps adding girth every year until you have a huge ring of hundreds of rose like blooms, these perennials cost a bit more initially, but will give back in spades for years to come.

Lenten Roses or Hellebores are the plant that keeps giving
One of the benefits of growing Hellebores is that they throw seed and will make seedlings
Floating the blossoms is the best way to display the blooms
Hellebore ' Ivory Prince' and begonia blossoms
Hellebore ‘ Ivory Prince’ and begonia blossoms

Floating Hellebore blossoms is the optimum way to display their wild variations of forms and colors. I find that if I cut the blooms on a stem, you have to slit the stem so the water uptake is increased. For more arrangements using bowl groupings, go to Bowl Arrangements.

'Ivory Prince' Hellebores displayed in a bud vase
‘Ivory Prince’ Hellebores displayed in a bud vase
Slit the stem with a sharp knife
Slit the stem with a sharp knife

 

Lenten Roses

‘Wedding Party’ has beautiful double flowers

Hellebore
One of my honeybees visiting a hellebore
Nearly black Hellebore

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