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and Cole Burrell and I are very proud that our book on
hellebores won the AHS Book of the Year. Click on the Amazon link
below for information.
The second link is to a great new book
by our daughter Helen Kraus and Ann
Gruesome threesome at work
foetidus 'Red Silver' Helleborus f.
A gift from the folks we consider the best breeders in the U.S.
Ernie & Marietta O'Byrne from Eugene Oregon, 'Red Silver' is a
shorter form with a heavy
'Swiss Form' Helleborus f.
foliage on this form contrasts nicely with any other
$10.00 qt. $12.00
Helleborus foetidus 'Sophron' H f. 'Sophron'
A selection from Will McLewin with very cut
4" $10.00 qt.
Helleborus lividus Helleborus lividus
tender species from Majorca is not hardy in my zone 7 garden, but
usually blooms the first year. The plum-pink backs of creamy
or green flowers, blue gray foliage heavily veined in white make it
a great container plant.
One of the finest species for
foliage. this species is extremely variable with both foliage and
flowers that can display a wide range of color combinations. Zone
New clone from Heuger
de Blomen in Germany, early flowering vigorous form. When we visited
the Heuger Nursery we saw the largest collection of niger forms
imaginable. 1 qt. $15.00
Taller than his cousin
Jacob, this form is also early blooming and very
floriferous. 3 qt. $20.00
This is an excellent form grown from
plants we purchased at Robin and Sue White's wonderful Blackthorn
Nursery. The stems, petioles and often the anthers are an enchanting
ripe berry rose, and the flowers turn pink very shortly after
$10.00 qt. $25.00
Helleborus niger ssp. macranthus Helleborus niger ssp
strain from Europe that has large open blooms that age from white to
Helleborus niger ssp.
niger ssp. maximus
European strain, with large, star shaped creamy flowers
that stay white, usually in bloom for Christmas here.
Helleborus niger 'Nell Lewis'
Strain H. niger 'Nell Lewis' Strain
Our selection from the garden of
native plant enthusiast Nell Lewis, vigorous and almost always
in flower at Christmas. We think this is the easiest to grow
of all the Helleborus niger forms.
Helleborus niger 'Wilder' Strain
given our original plant of this strain by our friends at Plant
Delights who originally got stock from NC plantsman Bobby WIlder.
The flowers of this strain are very large (to 5") stars shaped and