Hellebore Macros

Hellebore macro

Hellebores are intriguing plants because they hybridise so readily, giving rise to many different forms. If your knees can stand it, it’s worth bending down and lifting the flower to see what’s inside as the backs of the petals often give little clue of what’s inside.

While the inner petals can be clear, they’re often streaked, spotted, splashed or neatly edged with a contrasting colour. Some forms have enlarged nectaries or double rows of petals.

Nodding double hellebore

Helleborus x hybridus Ashwood Garden Hybrid

Double flowered hellebores

As regular readers may remember, I’m especially attracted to the doubles.

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    • susurrus says:

      That’s a difficult question. I like them all, but the one that intrigued me most when I saw it was the bottom one, so I would have to choose that. I have been back to see it but have never found it even though I know almost exactly where it was.

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