Evergreen Hellebores

Helleborus niger ‘Double Fashion’ – A rare new Dutch introduction with semi-double blooms of pure white with a smaller inner row of petals surrounding contrasting yellow stamens. This form of Christmas Rose flowers mid-winter through to early spring. ‘Double Fashion’ grows 12 to 16″ high and is tissue cultured. Hardy to zone 4.

helpinkfrost (300x288)Helleborus x ballardiae ‘Pink Frost’ – A pink companion to ‘Ivory Prince’ which bears rosy buds that open to pale pink flowers, which fade to a gorgeous burgundy-red. These are nicely contrasted by evergreen foliage with some silver highlights. This heavy bloomer flowers from January to March and grows up to 15″ high. ‘Pink Frost’ is part of the HGC collection. Zone 5.

Helleborus ‘Ivory Prince’ (syn. ‘Walhelivor’) – A vigorous cultivar with ivory-green flowers that eventually fade with rose highlights. It has an upright habit with outward facing blooms and is also sterile, so self-seeding won’t be a problem. ‘Ivory Prince’ blooms from January to April and features compact bluish-green foliage. Grows 12-18″ high and is hardy to zone 4.

Helleborus x ericsmithii ‘Winter Sunshine’ – This niger x sternii cross tolerates more sun than most Hellebores with upright flowers that emerge white (with a pink reverse). The outward facing blooms fade with rich pink tones, with the flower season usually beginning in February. ‘Winter Sunshine’ grows 18-22″ high and is hardy to zone 4.

Helleborus niger ‘Jacob’ – This improved Christmas Rose is part of the HGC or Helleborus Gold Collection. It features early blooming (late November to February) single white flowers that are slightly fragrant and fade to green as they age. These are held over attractive deep green leathery foliage which prefers good air circulation. Grows 12 to 14″ tall and is hardy to zone 4.

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