Central Virginia Organic Gardener

"And 'tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breathes." - William Wordsworth, 1798

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wednesday Lagniappe: Weird Name, Great Plant


Hellebore (also called  Christmas or Lenten rose) has an odd Latin name. But this is a great shade plant!It comes back reliably in zone 7, blooms in winter and voles don't like it. The flower is charming, in white and pink with a speckled interior.  It will stop blooming as the weather warms, but will come back for you and bloom again in dead of winter.
Happy gardening!
(Thanks to RS for the correction on the earlier version of this post)

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