A Few Hellebore Pictures

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A Few Hellebore Pictures

Postby MikeyBob » Apr 14, 2008 12:18 pm

Here are a few of my favorites. The dark one is from Pine Knot Farms. The veined one is an Ashwood picotee. And the bright one at the bottom is from Phedar.


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Postby baja220 » Apr 15, 2008 5:51 am

Wow!! I really love those bottom two. Beautiful!!
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Postby Chris_W » Apr 15, 2008 10:53 am

The top one may be deceiving because it looks like this is the aged flower already setting seed pods. I bet it was beautiful at the height of its bloom.

We have a ton of great hellebores this year, and because of the long winter they will probably be blooming when we open next month, a first in several years :D

Thanks for sharing these!
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Postby kHT » Apr 15, 2008 11:59 am

Nice ones!! I agree with Chris on the top one, ya got anymore shots of that one? I have tons of baby seedlings from seeds last year, can't wait to see what they will turn out to be. Yes, thank you for sharing!
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Postby MikeyBob » Apr 15, 2008 5:38 pm

That first one is my favorite. It's funny, but the flower color keeps changing ... I remember looking at this one early in the season and noticing how part of the flower was black as coal ... a few weeks ago the flowers were sort of a brownish red, very rich and deep ... a week or two ago the flowers were deep red and I kept noticing how it looked like a clematis flower ... and now this week the flowers are more purple. I am thinking that it must be the warm weather that makes the color change. I've never been able to get a good picture of this one at its best, the pictures just don't look like the real thing, but here's an earlier picture, and another one I took today:


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Postby kHT » Apr 15, 2008 8:50 pm

Oh so pretty!! Some day I'm in hopes to have one that color! :wink:
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Postby MikeyBob » Apr 16, 2008 12:49 pm

I should have more seeds from that plant than I can use if you want to trade a few. I even bought some little gauze drawstring bags to tie around the flowers and catch the seeds. Or I suppose I could trade pollen.

I see that y'all had a hellebore seed trade here last year, how did that work out? Were they mixed and open pollinated seeds, or were they known crosses?
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Postby kHT » Apr 17, 2008 4:25 pm

MikeyBob, what a generous offer! I got seeds last year from a friend across the pond and I'm in hopes that there are a few black ones in the seedlings that are now poking upward! I also got seeds from another friend back east so I'm keeping my toes crossed for more pretties.

I didn't get in on the trade due to the special orders I had made prior to this coming up. I hope someone else can fill you in on this?
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Re: A Few Hellebore Pictures

Postby insam » Jan 25, 2009 10:35 pm

MB, that dark is excellent, but the one from Phedar is very special. There are comparatively few plants like that in the trade. Is the foliage on that one typical of Helleborus x hybridus or is it more heavily divided?
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Re: A Few Hellebore Pictures

Postby MikeyBob » Feb 04, 2009 2:47 am

That one has pretty typical foliage ... so far it seems like any plants I have with more heavily divided foliage have small and plain flowers. Maybe someday I'll take some foliage pictures and post them here.
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Re: A Few Hellebore Pictures

Postby MikeyBob » Feb 23, 2009 9:39 pm

Regarding the first picture posted here, while most flowers had faded to green, that flower still had color, extending the season a bit. And I found the intense color of the seed pods to be attractive. But check out the seed pods on this hellebore: http://www.mytho-fleurs.com/images/Dela ... G_1108.JPG
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