Posted By: Rebecca van der Zalm in Perennials
While Hellebores have been the rage for some time now, it's the doubles that always seem to catch my attention. These are the ones with multiple rows of petals. Here's a collection of gorgeous new ones gracing our displays this spring.
Helleborus 'Snow Frills'
This gorgeous double white, slightly fragrant Hellebore has blooms that start white and fade to light green or blush pink in cool weather. Dark green leaves and burgundy stems add extra interest. It is an excellent plant for white garden, pots, planters, and garden beds. Deer resistant. Grows 9-12 inches in height and spreads to about 1ft. Blooms in winter and early spring.
Helleborus 'Windcliff Double Pink'
WindCliff Double Pink is another in the great selection of plants from Monrovia. It offers stunning double pink flowers that deliver color impact from late winter continuing through the spring. Emerging new foliage provides year round interest. It is a highly adaptable perennial for dappled shade and is rarely bothered by pests and disease. Completely deer proof ... or so they say :) Grows 15-18 inches tall and up to 24 inches wide. Hardy in USDA zones 4-9
Helleborus 'Peppermint Ice'
While 'Peppermint Ice' was available last year, it was somewhat hard to get. It is available in quantity this season and its sure to fly off the shelves. Its flowers are large, double, and light pink with a rim of darker pink edging. Dark pink on the backs adds to the appeal. A delight in the winter garden. Shade tolerant and deer resistant. Grows to a height of 14 inches and spreads 1-2ft. Hardy in USDA zones 5-8.
Helleborus 'Golden Lotus'
Golden Lotus offers charming lotus-like flowers in delicate shades of gold, yellow and pink. In fact, many of these flowers will have red edge and/or red streaking on the back. Created by one of the world's top Hellebore Hybridizers Marietta O'Byrne. A delight in the winter garden. Deer resistant. Grows to 14 inches high and 1-2ft across.
Helleborus 'Sparkling Diamond'
Sparkling Diamond produces a profusion of double, white flowers with an inner accent of pink and light green. Shade tolerant and deer resistant. A delight in the winter garden. Grows 14 inches high and up to 24 inches wide. Hardy in USDA zones 5-8
Helleborus 'Winter Jewels Cherry Blossom'
This stunning double Hellebore demands attention with its large, semi-double blooms of rich pink with deep cherry-red centers. they nearly glow against neat clumps of deer resistant, evergreen foliage. This extremely vigorous strain is the result of over 15 years of hand breeding and selection. A perfect addition to shady beds, borders and planters. Reaches 18-22 inches tall and up to 24 inches wide. Hardy in USDA zones 4-9.
The best selection of Hellebores is available late February through mid to late March. Drop by and treat yourself to one or more today! As always, please call ahead to confirm availability if you are making a special trip. Quantity on some of these varieties can be limited.