I bought my first Helleborus this year. In fact, it was the first one that I have seen in person. They are all the talk on plant blogs in the early Spring, it seems. But I had yet to see one in anyone's garden in Oklahoma.
I really like the blooms, which remind me of those from a Dogwood tree.
And the foliage is awesome! Red stems lead to serrate dark green leaves with a really nice pattern on the top.
I have placed this Helleborus on the side of the house in a new part-shade garden that is slowly taking form. The only other plant I have for this garden right now is a Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum). I would also like to add some Mouse Tails (Arisarum proboscideum), which will almost certainly be Christie's favorite plant ever if I can get them to bloom.
|Helleborus leaf pattern|