The plant is a traditional cottage garden favourite because it flowers in the depths of winter. Large-flowered cultivars are available, as are pink-flowered and double-flowered selections. It has been awarded an Award of Garden Merit (AGM). It can be difficult to grow well; acid soil is unsuitable, as are poor, dry conditions and full sun. Moist, humus-rich, alkaline soil in dappled shade is preferable. Leaf-mould can be dug in to improve heavy clay or light sandy soils; lime can be added to 'sweeten' acid soils.
The cultivar illustrated is Helleborus 'Anna's Red'. This beautiful variety has stunning deep flower colour. Deep magenta blooms which adorn the plant in winter and early spring, make this is one variety that is very popular. 'Anna's Red' is a vigorous grower with a tidy habit. Plant alongside our other varieties for maximum impact. Hellebores provide stunning results when mass planted in shady areas of the garden.
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Like the fiery color!ReplyDelete
I like to see a christmasros in summertime .... Great capture!ReplyDelete
Fantastic flowers! I've never seen this bloom beforeReplyDelete
xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :)
A new one for me! Beautiful!ReplyDelete
Wow, what a GORGEOUS Christmas rose with special colors♫♫♫ Thank you very much for sharing this beauty and hosting!ReplyDelete
Sincerely from Japan, xoxo Miyako*
I like the color or the flowers.ReplyDelete
I always called in Lenten rose. I don't have any that deep, such a pretty color!ReplyDelete
Such a great color, Nick!ReplyDelete
So a loveley Flower in the garden ...
I like Helleborus, and this color is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Nice color,lovely flowers, have a happy day, here weather very hot and no wind,best regard from BelgiumReplyDelete
What a gorgeous shade of pink! Happy weekend to you. :)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous capture. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I love these flowers.....
and the colour so lovely....
Have a nice weekend
what a wonderful macro, what a wonderful color and details!
I wish you a nice weekend,
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How beautiful !!!! Always nice to visit your blog !!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful color!ReplyDelete
Fantastic shot of a gorgeous flowerReplyDelete
A beautiful flower! Many thanks for your visit(s).ReplyDelete
Sorry I'm late in posting this week. What a beautiful variety of hellebore. I want one.ReplyDelete
A new blossom... I've never seen it before, but it looks so amazing from up close... with a "yellow embroidery" in the middle of petals... All the best!ReplyDelete