which belongs to Ranunculaceae, is growing in limestone mountains in S.
Europe. It blooms from Christmas to Easter, depending on species and
The root is a vigorous rootstock. The leaves are evergreen, and by the
most species/sorts, fresh dark green and shining.
Late autumn or early winter, when it's time for the new buds to
emergence, the old leaves get brown spots and must be cut of.
Helleborus grows in a fertile, chalky soil in glade under trees.
There is a lot
of different species of Helleborus, but the most exiting and most
popular is the hybrids, where there is raised double and filled forms,
anemone blooming, picotet forms etc. Also the spotted forms are exiting
Those hybrids are white, yellow, apricot, green, black and a lot of
different red shades. Some with edge or veins in contrast colours - only
the fantasy set limits.
because of it's fine leaves a very good plant to use for covering the
ground, and when you also get beautiful flowers too it's absolutely one
of the better garden plants. And it's easy to grow.
Every year we hanpollinate some selected Helleborus, sow the seed, and
then we wait in suspense for the result 2 or 3 years later.
It's a little of patience work, and sometimes the result is good, and
sometimes not so good, but it's very exiting and we absolutely can
recommend you to try.
The four shown in this page are some of our own propagations from seed.