Hellebore

by Lynda January. 24, 2011 2611 views

During these last few weeks of grey cold and wet weather I have been craving some colour for our garden. So we bought 2 pots of hellebore which are flowering.

I plan to plant them out in the back garden in a few days. They are supposed to be frost resistant but I thought I'd wait just in case we get another cold snap.

I looked them up and they were once used in witchcraft and the black variety are supposed to be poisonous.

There is a suggestion that Alexander the Great's death at 32 was caused by him taking an overdose of medication containing hellebore.

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Pickledherring 6 years, 7 months ago

They are so lovely

6 years, 7 months ago Edited
Andrea 6 years, 7 months ago

Wonderful!

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Nagy László 6 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful!!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Dorota 6 years, 8 months ago

Nice..;P

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Ray King 6 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful shots! Spring must arrive at your place really early!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 6 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful set - so lovely to see some flowers in the winter :-)

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Finbarr 6 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful shots !!!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 6 years, 8 months ago

Lovely to have these. With luck they should in future years flower at Christmas - hence Christmas Rose. I have several Hellebores in my garden, but not a white one. Most of mine are rather dark - lovely when the sun shines through the petals. They really are frost hardy, and at the moment the stem buds are about three inches long and the buds starting to unfold. (Pictures to come quite soon)

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kate 6 years, 8 months ago

So very pretty..hope the cats dont eat them or they may get poorly!!!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 6 years, 8 months ago

So pretty and romantic :))

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Dorothe 6 years, 8 months ago

They are beautiful! I know them as "Christrose".

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Tom 6 years, 8 months ago

Wow thats a beautiful flower, yea I know full well about the cloudy rainy skies too, but I had a reprive for a few days

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kaitlyn 6 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful!!!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Moira 6 years, 8 months ago

I've one outside too it has a pink touch to it though.
Very nice. , they are pretty flowers.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Stefan Fletcher 6 years, 8 months ago

That and the fact that he was a pissant. I never knew hellebore (read up on your Robert Graves for it also does...) had such pretty flowers.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 6 years, 8 months ago

oh...so beautiful...!!!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Agnes Felber 6 years, 8 months ago

These are very nice!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Manusan 6 years, 8 months ago

Pretty flowers and photos. I almost can smell them from here.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 6 years, 8 months ago

Lovely.........

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Tripp 6 years, 8 months ago

These are really lovely, just the thing to brighten a bleak winter world..I thank you for sharing too!

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Juhász Imre 6 years, 8 months ago

Beautiful, many thanks for sharing!

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