Hellebores

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RickR
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We've had hellebores at the Home Depot for three springs now in our outdoor garden center, and two winters as indoor specimen flowering plants.  (Although they don't make nice looking plants for inside, in my opinion - to gangly.)  Nothing fancy - Royal Heritage, Ivory Prince and the like.  For the outdoor garden center, they must hold them in the cold cellar, because they are fresh blooming when we have them in May.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

cohan
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I'd be happy if I could find some young plants in small pots for $5 or so, but I'm probably dreaming...lol I really don't like buying one plant of something, but at $20  I can't afford multiples (unlikely I'd buy even one).. I'd really rather have species than hybrids, but I'd take anything locally reasonable... probably have to wait for seed in the end anyway...lol

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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cohan wrote:

I'd be happy if I could find some young plants in small pots for $5 or so, but I'm probably dreaming...lol I really don't like buying one plant of something, but at $20  I can't afford multiples (unlikely I'd buy even one).. I'd really rather have species than hybrids, but I'd take anything locally reasonable... probably have to wait for seed in the end anyway...lol

Try seed! Seeds germinate easily as long as they are fresh. You get nice plants in a couple of years!
They do sell Hellebores for Christmas here -  and always nameless expensive plants! Usually niger but also some others.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Saori
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Hoy wrote:

Try seed! Seeds germinate easily as long as they are fresh. You get nice plants in a couple of years!

I agree with Trond! The seeds don't like to be dried out but if you sow them fresh, they germinate like weeds! ;D I have been trying to cross some of my plants and get some interesting colors and forms. We'll see how they turn out in a few years... :rolleyes:

From the beautiful Pacific Northwest, USA,
where summer is mild and dry but winter is dark and very wet... USDA Zone 7b or 8 (depends on the year)

 

Saori
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Here are some more flowers... ;)

From the beautiful Pacific Northwest, USA,
where summer is mild and dry but winter is dark and very wet... USDA Zone 7b or 8 (depends on the year)

 

Saori
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And the last batch for now... ;D

From the beautiful Pacific Northwest, USA,
where summer is mild and dry but winter is dark and very wet... USDA Zone 7b or 8 (depends on the year)

 

cohan
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Thanks Trond and Saori- good to know they don't take forever from seed.. I think Kristl at Gardens North has offered some- a good source for any ephemeral seed since you know she handles it right! Any other seed sources you know of?
Saori- lots of beauties there!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

RickR
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Beautiful, Saori!

I am partial to the dark ones.  :o

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

AmyO
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cohan wrote:

Thanks Trond and Saori- good to know they don't take forever from seed.. I think Kristl at Gardens North has offered some- a good source for any ephemeral seed since you know she handles it right! Any other seed sources you know of?
Saori- lots of beauties there!

Cohan...the NARGS surplus seed exchange still has a number of selections! You should check it out...I ordered a bunch today!  ;D

Saori...Your anemone centered ones are so beautiful!!! And I do love the picotees as well!

Is anyone going to the Oregon Hardy Plant Society spring plant sale in April?? I'll be there as the American Primrose Society national show is going to be there at the same time. So I hope I'll be meeting some you left-coasters there!!

Amy Olmsted
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4

Hoy
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Amy, I'm on the left coast too but unfortunately at the wrong continent!

Saori, you are ahead of me - both regarding plants that flower now and plants with different colours! I have a lot of small plants that I hope will flower this year or next.

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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