Tag Archives: winter-flowering

Rodney Davey Marbled Hellebores

Helleborus x¬†‘Pippa’s Purple’ – This sister plant to ‘Anna’s Red’ bear pinkish-purple blooms accented with a huge boss of pale yellow stamens. These are produced from February to April on contrasting reddish flower stalks. The deep green foliage is heavily … Continue reading

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A Hellebore Sampler

Helleborus x hybridus¬†SPRING ‘Charm’ – Although this cloned cultivar is sometimes represented as being a pale rose colour, the plants I have seen available are a deeper purplish-pink with lighter edges (often tinted green) and intricate darker veining. As with … Continue reading

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A Hellebore Sampler IV

Helleborus x ‘Penny’s Pink’ (syn. ‘ABCRD01’) – A 2012 introduction which is listed as a Rodney Davey Marbled Group but is likely a cross of Helleborus x hybridus and Helleborus x ballardiae. It is a clone and bears 3″ wide … Continue reading

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A Hellebore Sampler III

Helleborus x ballardiae ‘HGC Maestro’ (syn. ‘COSEH 890’) – This cross of H. lividus and Helleborus niger was bred by Joseph Heuger and features dusty rose buds that open to ivory-white blooms which fade to a clear rose-pink. It is … Continue reading

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Winter Feature Shrubs

Corylopsis himalayana ‘Winter Glow’ – This cultivar of Himalaya Winter Hazel is native to India and Bhutan and was introduced by Piroche Plants. It blooms from late winter into early spring with pale yellow racemes before the leaves emerge. May … Continue reading

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Species Hellebores II

Helleborus viridis – The Green Hellebore is considered to be the most beautiful of all the green-flowering species and generally blooms from February to April. They are long-lived and a good choice for cut flowers. It prefers a part to … Continue reading

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A Hellebore Sampler II

Helleborus x hybridus ‘Royal Heritage Strain’ – A hybrid strain of Lenten Rose with variable blooms of white, pale yellow, vivid rose-purple (shown), greenish-white, pink, red or purplish-black. They flower from February through to April and prefer evenly moist soils … Continue reading

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Winter Heather V / Erica

Erica carnea ‘Tatjana’ – A compact growing winter heather with deep magenta-red blooms from February through to April. The flowers are nicely contrasted by dark green needle-like foliage that takes on a bronze tone in the colder winter weather. Prefers … Continue reading

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Witch Hazel III / Hamamelis

Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Primavera’ – This cross of Hamamelis mollis and H. japonica features very fragrant flowers (with a reddish base) from February to March. It has a distinct vase-shaped growth habit with arching, upright branches. ‘Primavera’ also has yellow … Continue reading

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English Primroses / Primula acaulis

Primula acaulis ‘Danova Red’ (syn. Primula vulgaris) – This member of the Danova Series features large (1.5-2″ wide) dark red blooms with a sharply contrasting bright yellow eye. Primula acaulis are common winter bedding plants (usually available from Dec-March), although … Continue reading

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