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Raising Hellebores


Though buried under snow, hellebores survive to push flowers up through the last vestiges of winter's grasp to bloom in shades of white, yellow, purple, red or pink. Models of ruggedness and determination, hellebores (Helleborus spp.) are stars when few other plants are flowering in northern gardens. The blooms of these easy-care perennials are either solid colours, or have centre highlights, speckles or intricate streaks. The flowers are really sepals, which is the reason for their long flowering time—some last as long as three months