Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Helleborus lividus

Helleborus lividus
This Balearic endemic dwarf hellebore is normally very hardy or long-lived unprotected in the garden but these are seedlings of a strong and floriferous plant here at the nursery.
Helleborus lividus
The slight serration in the leaves means there's a good chance that it has some argutifolius in it (which, strictly speaking, would make it a form of sternii) but it is nevertheless a nice small plant with strong silver markings in the leaves and and purple tints in the flowers.
Ranunculus calandrinoides pink form and Helleborus lividus
Flowers in late winter and spring. I grow it in dry sunny Mediterranean conditions

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