Double Hellebores for your Woodland Garden

Double Hellebores for your Woodland Garden

By Published January 2016 Updated June 2022

Helleborus is a genus of shade plants also known as Lenten Rose or Christmas Rose. Hellebores flower in the late winter when there is little else in bloom and so brighten the garden. In addition, hellebores are deer-resistant which makes them perfect for those of you that lose too many plants to bambi. Plant Delights has a large collection of flowering Hellebore plants, many of which we grow from seed in-house. We also carry hellebores from the top breeders around the world.

Plant Delights is proud to carry a large selection of the rare double flowered hellebores from the famed Hellebore breeders, Ernie and Marietta O'Byrne of Oregon. They are primarily known for their Winter Jewels™ series of double hellebores. These hard to come by hellebores are perfect for the hellebore nut who already has all the singles. Double flowered Hellebores occur when the normally miniscule petals mutate to become large and colorful. Double Hellebores easily outshine single flowered varieties because of the added color and three-dimensionality that the extra petals provide. Try pairing double hellebores with other double flowered shade plants to make a theme garden (call it 'double in the dark'). We recommend double flowered versions of convallaria, farfugium, and thalictrum.

Welcome to Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Gardens. We are a private research and display botanic garden located near Raleigh, North Carolina (USDA Hardiness Zone 7b). Our retail mail order division allows us to make the best perennials from our trials available to gardeners around the world, some of which were developed here, some from our plant explorations, and others from breeders around the world. Between 1988 and 2010, Plant Delights Nursery introduced over 500 new perennial plants to US horticulture. In 2002, we were honored to be recognized by the American Horticulture Society for our lifetime of work in commercial horticulture. This image gallery is but a sampling of the great perennial plants available for gardeners around the world. We do not carry all plants pictured at any one time, but since our mission is to educate and inspire, we hope these images and the linked articles below will expand your garden horizons and interest. You will find an array of other interesting information and fascinating perennials throughout our website...thank you for taking time to visit.

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