The Hellebores are in bloom, and I love it!

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late Mar Hellebore

 

Thank goodness for the Balkans and China for propagating my favorite late winter-early spring flowering plants, the Hellebores.

 

 

 

Some people call them winter roses, Christmas Roses, orHellebr Lenten Roses, but they are not members of the rose family. I can't remember exactly when I first saw them, but I'm sure it was after I moved to the Mid-Atlantic area from Chicago many years ago. 

 

You can usually tell how mild winter has been by how soon they bloom. Since the Hellebores in my garden are just putting on their show in March and not in January, that may explain why I am especially glad to see them finally strut their stuff. 

 

single bloomThe particular grouping pictured must really like their location, since they have been self-seeding for many years now in their shady location under a large yew bush.  And they do get me motivated to get out and clean out all the leaves that have accumulated around them during the winter because I think they deserve a tidy bed!

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Lottie Kendall
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Hellebores are lovely to see bloom, indeed. A most welcome sight.

Mar 27, 2019 07:57 PM #1
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Loved the photos and I am wondering  do they grow in my climate? I do not ever recall seeing them, Endre

Mar 27, 2019 11:41 PM #2
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Yours are a different variety than ours, and ours have pretty much finished blooming.  And we use the alternate "Lenten Roses" name since that's how the nursery had them labeled. 

Mar 28, 2019 08:02 AM #3
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Brenda J. Andrew
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They are beautiful Carolyn.  I have never seen these before or heard of them.  I don't think they would grow here but I am thankful you shared them!  Beautiful pictures!

Mar 29, 2019 04:05 AM #4
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Sharon Tara
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I'm not familiar with them...they sure are pretty! Enjoy!

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