I am not sure which hellebore this is..it was labeled 'Pacific Frost' but I'm not sure if it's true. It is some variety of helleborus argutifolius corsicus.
Helleborus 'Apricot Blush' from the Winter Jewel's line..based right here in beautiful Oregon, is beginning to bloom. It always lightens up as the bloom ages, but this particular plant begins with a darker mauve blooms with pretty veins and a deeply hued center.
Also from the Winter Jewel's line is this pretty double painted white hellebore. It was already open this time last year......this year....just starting. But, you can see the damage to the foliage from the winter weather.
Just buds beginning on the 'Charlotte' hellebore from the 'Spring Promise' line.
And another double white hellebore with a picotee edge.....just beginning to open after a week of sunshine after a long, cold, winter.
And finally here is 'Valerie' from the Spring Promise line. She is an early bloomer and began blooming in earnest in January.
I hope to make room for more hellebore varieties in the future..but that's another story.
Pieris will bloom soon and so will the daffodils.
When the daffodils bloom....then it will really be spring.
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