Is it spring yet?

Helleborus 'Cherry Blossom'

No, go back to sleep!

Just for the record, Helleborus ‘Cherry Blossom’ went through the last arctic blast of -25˚C that lasted a few days, with minimal snow cover, having the flower buds emerged (I didn’t know it was so advanced, and for the best).
The buds of Hepaticas from the garden seem to be unharmed as well.
Quite remarkable!

8 replies
    • diversifolius
      diversifolius says:

      Thank you Pepi. I don’t have many Helleborus yet, but Cherry Blossom is surely a favourite.
      (I would prefer if you don’t include personal links into comments please).

  1. Inger Knudsen
    Inger Knudsen says:

    Noel Kingsbury recently had a blog comment on Helleborus that I had not considered. They tend to bloom so much and for so long that the plants themselves do not stay vigorous. Not sure that applies to Ontario conditions but that was his observation in UK

    • diversifolius
      diversifolius says:

      It may be true for UK where the weather is so mild but I doubt it applies for colder climates. Many people here have old and very large Helleborus clumps in the gardens.
      Then it probably varies a lot depending on the species and hybrids, so many of them…

    • diversifolius
      diversifolius says:

      Well, we’ll see a full ‘damage report’ later in the spring. It was worst than usual because of the ‘dry freeze’ with little snow cover.

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