It snowed today.
And yet my hellebore bloomed.
What a treasure in the barren landscape!
I need to plant more.
Sometimes referred to as ‘Christmas Rose’ or ‘Lenten Rose’, hellebores are the
stars of the late winter/early spring garden. Plants generally bloom between
December and March in cultivation, though some begin earlier, and others
continue into April and May, particularly in gardens with colder spring climates.
Nearly every garden has a spot for hellebores, and the plants will thrive in many
different environments. Still, they remain unknown to many gardeners despite
their toughness, beauty, hardiness, and wonderful habit of blooming in winter
when most other plants remain dormant.