Hellebore bloom is a true harbinger of spring.
These are among the first to bloom in our gardens. They are
grown for their spectacular evergreen foliage as well as for
their unusual floral display. Although they are quire drought
tolerant, they still thrive in a moist area. They prefer a
shaded or partially shaded area, but can tolerate morning sun.
They are extremely deer resistant and tolerate the toxins of
the walnut trees. They are very easy to grow. The care of all
the hellebores that we grow is the same except for Helleborus
foetidus. Except for H. foetidus, before growth
begins in late winter or early spring we cut the foliage
completely to the ground. By doing this, the stunning
flowers are not surrounded by a halo of dead leaves. All
we do for H. foetidus is cut out any dead parts in the spring
and cut off flower stalks when they are unattractive.
The other hellebore flower stalks are usually covered by
leaves as they grow and do not need removal.