Helleborus x ballardiae – Helen’s legacy

The late English gardener, Helen Ballard, carried the title, Queen of the Hellebores from the 1960s until her death in the mid-1990s. Although she worked primarily with Helleborus x hybridus, she also was one of the first people to cross … Continue reading

Helleborus lividus in flower

  We love the little-known Helleborus lividus, so here’s a photo of one of our clumps in the gardens today. Unlike most better known lenten roses, this amazing Spanish native loves heat and sun.  Helleborus lividus isn’t hardy north of … Continue reading

Helleborus x ballardiae ‘HGC Pink Frost’

I wanted to show a current photo of our clump of Helleborus ‘HGC Pink Frost‘ in the garden, since it’s one of the very few hellebores whose color intensifies as the flowers age.  A couple of hours of sun will … Continue reading

Helleborus lividus

I just snapped this photo of the beautiful Helleborus lividus.  This is the most heat tolerant and least winter tolerant of the lenten rose species. We’ve grown Helleborus lividus outdoors for over 20 years, despite experts claiming it isn’t winter … Continue reading

Helleborus ‘Penny’s Pink’

I just snapped this photo of Helleborus ‘Penny’s Pink’ showing its incredible foliage in the garden…who needs flowers when the leaves look this good.  By the way, it’s also completely sterile.  Check out our incredible selection of lenten roses!

Helleborus x ballardiae ‘HGC Pink Frost’

Several weeks ago, I posted a photo of Helleborus ‘Pink Frost’, but the real beauty of this sterile selection is that the flowers become a darker pink as they age…a color that hold for months.  Here is how it looks … Continue reading

Helleborus x hybridus ‘Golden Lotus’ (Double Yellow)

Here’s a lovely clump of Helleborus x hybridus ‘Golden Lotus’ in the gardens today, here at Juniper Level.  Only a couple of years ago, double yellow-flowering hellebores were so rare, they would have cost you your first born…not any longer. … Continue reading

Hellebored yet?

We’ve made several hellebore posts, which are hard not to do, since they put on such a great winter show in the shade garden. Here are some of our selections of the fertile Helleborus x hybridus from the garden this … Continue reading