Patient hand-crossing created this delightful color strain involving pinks, purples, and touches of creamy white. Consider the large, saucer-shaped double blossoms and their handsome mounds of leathery evergreen foliage as long-term investments -- the plants just get bigger and more floriferous every year.
Northwest Garden Nursery, the creation of Ernie and Marietta O'Byrne, is a mecca for gardeners seeking choice and rare perennials, including Hellebores. The nursery is surrounded by extensive gardens, in which the combinations of flowers and foliage, shapes, and textures prove the O'Byrnes to be not only great plantsmen but also gifted designers. For those who cannot make the trip to Eugene, Oregon, we are delighted to offer a half dozen of their Hellebores, the result of more than a decade of hand-pollinated crossing and selection using seed strains from Europe, the U.S., and Australia.
For more information on growing Helleborus, click on Growing Guide.