Helleborus x hybridus ‘Amber Gem’ – This member of the Winter Jewels Series features fully double blooms varying from yellow to pale peach with a picotee of rose-pink. This deer-resistant perennial was bred by Marietta O’Byrne and flowers from late winter into early spring. ‘Amber Gem’ grows 12 to 14″ high and is hardy to zone 5.
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Blue Lady’ – A seed-grown strain (which is true to colour 90% of the time) with variable single blooms of greyish-lavender to deep purplish-blue, often with some red highlights. These are nicely contrasted by golden stamens and are held on stalks averaging 16″ high. ‘Blue Lady’ was developed in Germany and is hardy to zone 4.
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Golden Sunrise’ – A truly spectacular mixed strain of single Hellebores with large (2-3″ wide) blooms ranging from pale yellow to deep canary. These may be clear, lightly spotted, streaked or edged in burgundy-red. ‘Golden Sunrise’ blooms for about six weeks, starting in late winter. Grows 18″ tall and is hardy to zone 4.
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Peppermint Ice’ – A double-flowered beauty from the Winter Jewels Series with 3″ wide pink flowers with a dark rose picotee. ‘Peppermint Ice’ has good vigour and may vary from pale cherry blossom tones to mid-pink, often with pronounced veining. This strain blooms from late winter into early spring and grows to 18″ high. Zone 4 hardy.
Helleborus x hybridus ‘Pink Lady’ – This seed strain was developed by Gisela Schmiemann of Germany and bears 2-3″ wide blooms. The single flowers may vary from soft pink to two-tone, or even a deep rose pink. ‘Pink Lady’ generally blooms from March to May in the garden and grows to heights of 18″. Hardy to zone 4.