Flower of the month for March: Hellebore

Evergreen, perennial, winter flowering – all reasons for selecting hellebores as the flower of the month for March…

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The scientific name is derived from the Greek name for H. orientalis “helleboros” and “elein” which means to injure, and “bora” or food.  Many of the 20 species of hellebores are poisonous!

images like these make that hard to believe…

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sometimes called “Winter Rose”, “Christmas Rose” and “Lenten Rose” they are not even closely related to the rose family…

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mine are not quite as impressive but I love them…

Flower of the  Month On Pinehurst Place March 2015 Hellebore

each one a miracle…

Flower of the  Month On Pinehurst Place March 2015 Hellebore

the harsh weather and ice did not treat the garden kindly so I grabbed a few and brought them inside…

Flower of the  Month On Pinehurst Place March 2015 Hellebore

I would love to have this variety…

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is your garden home to hellebores?

a little scottie dog vase is holding my bouquet – reminds me of a scottie that I loved for 13 years, Duncan…

Flower of the  Month On Pinehurst Place March 2015 Hellebore

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Comments

  1. So wonderful to look at these beautiful pics of flowers when I am surrounded by snow. Have a great weekend!

  2. These beauties are in my garden and I’m adding more! I cut some 3 weeks ago to bring inside and just had to throw them out- very long lasting! The deer do not eat them- learned from you they are poisonous. Guess that’s why they leave them alone. They take shade, so as the deer eat my hostas, I’m replacing with these. They create a nice green ground cover also. Lowes has some called Pink Frost for sale. A plant worthy of a place in your garden!

    • mnestorc@aol.com says:

      I went to Lowes on County Line and they did not have any, you must have gone to the one out your way. I will try there next week when I am up that way and hope that there are still some there. I am also adding them to my garden and want to find some different varieties!