Hellebores have fascinated me ever since I saw huge swaths of them blooming in a Washington, DC botanic garden 12 years ago. I started with a few plants in one garden bed, and as they faithfully returned year after year, I added more varieties, began dividing my own plants, and growing on seedlings in nursery beds. At this time of year, though, I realize that I just don't have enough of these amazing winter bloomers.
As I scouted the websites for new plants, I thought that I would share with you some of the dazzling varieties available to gardeners in 2013.
From Bluestone Perennials: Harlequin Gem and Amber Gem
From Pine Knot Farms: Pine Knot Pink, Double White with Pink Edging, Yellow Picottee
From Burpee: Onyx Odyssey, Phoebe and Stained Glass
From Arrowhead Alpines: Potter's Wheel From Plant Delights: Golden Lotus, Red Sapphire
From White Flower Farm: Winter Thriller 'Ice Follies', Nite Coaster, Pink Frost