Winter blooms


#1

My Josef Lemper hellebore is in full bloom, it is my earliest hellebore to bloom. Some of the later varieties are starting to bud now.


#2

Very pretty. Outdoor flower?

Tony


#3

Yes, it’s outdoors. They are hardy to zone 4 I think. There are several species and hybrids blooming from late fall to early spring. Can be kind of pricey de to being slow growing and slow to propagate for a perennial.

Here are buds on a pink flowering variety Pink Frost.


#4

I have to get me a couple of those plants to break the Winter blues.

Tony


#5

Definitely worth it. Just try to locate them where they won’t be buried in snow. Won’t hurt the plant, but you can’t see the flowers!


#6

My kiddo enjoying the snow crocuses.


#7

Pink Frost Hellebore from post 3 in full bloom


#8

Stinking Hellebore, not very ornamental but unusual looking. Plus I don’t smell anything, maybe you have to break it.


#9

It is time for the Christmas Rose to bloom again. My mom bought this in bloom at Trader Joe’s last year, enjoyed it inside then I put it at the edge of my rain garden. So nice to have a winter bloom!


#10

Thanks for sharing. I would love to have these. Thinking of forcing some Forsythia and ornamental quince cuttings to combat the bleak winter scenery here in the mid-west…