Helleborus: A Fantastic Winter Plant Part Three. I have been gardening for as long as I can remember, but it is only in the past few years that I changed my plant choices to make my winter garden as beautiful and attractive as my garden in spring or summer. The turning point for me was when I discovered the Helleborus. This amazing plant looks fantastic in the warmer months, but really shines in all it’s glory when the cold weather hits and it bursts with blooms. I know there must be hundreds of great winter plants, but if you are anything like me, I had always considered winter the season to take a break from gardening. The holidays usually take up too much of my time, and plants are the last thing on my mind.
That was my thinking until my favorite master gardener, Monty Don, featured the Helleborus on his show Gardener’s World. Now in my second year with this amazing plant I couldn’t be happier with the plant’s performance. This year i decided to add two more varieties, a striking blacked flowered beauty named Onyx Odyssey, and a dark maroon variety named Red Sapphire. I would love to show you pictures of the flowers, but at this time they are too young and have not bloomed yet. I will be sure to update this post when they do, but until then, check out these cute baby pictures!
Helleborus: Winter Jewels Red Sapphire. PM Shade. 14″H x 24″W. Double, deep red winter blooms
Helleborus: Winter Jewels Onyx Odyssey. PM Shade. 1-2’H x 24″W. Double, deep, almost black winter blooms