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Hellebore 'Double Ellen'

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By Simbad


Hellebore 'Double Ellen'

A new purchase last year from Hodsock Priory, we're going for our yearly visit again next week so who knows a few more might creep into the car lol.



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Beautiful ...

4 Feb, 2014

bjs
Bjs
 

That's one special plant

4 Feb, 2014

amy
Amy
 

Ooh Kathy what a beauty ,absolutely stunning :o))

4 Feb, 2014

 

Absolutely gorgeous !

4 Feb, 2014

 

Thanks everyone glad you like it :-)
The doubles are a must have Timmy I have a couple now and am hoping they cross and seed around in the future :-)

6 Feb, 2014

 

This is a beauty! Very elegant. Love it.

I bet a couple or more plants will join you in the car on the way back from Hodsock Priory!

6 Feb, 2014

 

I haven't had much luck with doubles seeding Kathy, I'm always hoping. Have you any anemone centred ones?

16 Feb, 2014

 

Thanks for that Pam only have this one double (so far) so no experience as to whether they set seed.
No I don't have any anemone centred ones but wow they're stunning I was admiring one on here just the other day, think it was on Bjs photos.

16 Feb, 2014

 

Its gorgeous!

19 Feb, 2014

bjs
Bjs
 

I have seedlings from a semi double but will be a few years before I know what it has produced,i use a soft artist's brush across the flower to pollinate there are not many bees to do it this time of year.
And something I mentioned a while ago we now have many Hellebores whose flowers face upwards nature intended them to face down this would allow the pollen to fall on the Stigma and self pollinate whereas facing even partially upwards will see the pollen washed away with all the rain we have had, so a helping hand is in order.
B

20 Feb, 2014

 

I feel inspired to have a go with a double white one and a very dark red - could be wonderful but more likely a total flop!

20 Feb, 2014

 

Thanks for that Bjs I'm going to have a go today, a new flower opened just yesterday on this one, now which to cross it with I have a white spotty one? mmmm :-)
Thanks Steragram glad you like it, I'm sure whatever you get it'll be lovely I've yet to see a hellebore I don't like !!!! ;-)

21 Feb, 2014

 

very different to what ive seen...really like!

26 Feb, 2014

 

This is the only double I have Marybells but love it so much I've just sent for some more from Hayloft Plants 10 for 12.95 a p+p so 17.95 in all which I thinks pretty good only young plants but hey they'll grow, all double ellen varieties, had some lovely alstromerias from them last year which are all doing well.

27 Feb, 2014

 

that is good considering for what i paid just for one plant
:-)

27 Feb, 2014

 

Sound like very good value - how big are the plants?

27 Feb, 2014

 

Not Sure Steragram it just says young plants they aren't despatched till May, I did buy some off ebay a few years ago that only had their first true leaves and some of those flowered in two years some in three, I can wait for that price :-), here's the link, quite a few different offers.
http://www.hayloft-plants.co.uk/search.aspx?publication=The%20RHS%20Journal,%20The%20Garden

28 Feb, 2014

 

How pretty is that? not tried any doubles, waiting to catch a bargain at our local GCs.......

3 Mar, 2014

 

That's a beauty.

3 Mar, 2014

 

Haven't got room for 10 but am tempted by 5 - thanks for the link.

3 Mar, 2014

 

Thankyou this is my favourite at the moment too :-)
Bargain aren't they Stera :-)

4 Mar, 2014

 

That's a beautiful hellebore !

17 Mar, 2014

 

Glad you like it Tt :-))

17 Mar, 2014

 

I wouldn't have recognised it as a hellebore ..
so pretty ...
... wonderful colour and intricate petal shapes :o)

17 Mar, 2014



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