Orientalis hybrids
Doubles and anemone-centred forms
Stemmed hellebores
Niger and its hybrids
Hellebores in North America
The future

Shaping perfection

An expanded version of the article in The Garden (February 2001)

Over the last twenty years the popularity of hellebores has continued to increase as more and more gardeners around the world become captivated and the devotion of existing enthusiasts continues unabated.

One of the reasons for their continued popularity is the ease with which they hybridise. This has allowed an increasing number of enthusiastic gardeners, professional plant breeders and specialist nurseries to continue development, creating many new and improved forms which are becoming increasingly widely available and which feed the frenzy.
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