Yet another plant that is totally unfamiliar to me.
It’s another type of hellebore
I’m not familiar with this flower, but it’s nice to see one. All I see is ice outside today!
No ice here, Jennifer, but we have had a couple of heavy frosts this week
A lovely brave plant , flowering when little else does. The flowers last for ever too.
I don’t think mine have ever have ever flowered at this time of year though…..
Are you going to let us in on the plant’s name. Does it have foetida in its name?
If you look at the tags at the end of the post or hover your mouse over the picture you will see that it is Helleborus foetidus – so you guessed correctly 🙂
Helleborus foetidus? I’ve never grown it – is the smell really bad?
I had to google it to check about the smell – because in the garden it doesn’t! Apparently the leaves smell if they are crushed – so I shan’t be crushing them (or perhaps I should, just to test the theory)
A stink because it smells? Upsetting the applecart because it’s not being an apple? Either way, good for it.
I had to giggle at the applecart scenario! It’s common name is ‘stinking hellebore’, but the leaves only smell if they are crushed…
It’s a beautiful flower. We have several different varieties of helleborus & they help make it seem like winter doesn’t last quite as long!
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Yes, I am noticing buds emerging on some of the others…
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