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By Pamsco

Midlothian, Scotland Sco

What is the name of this plant please? I have 2 that seem to be growing well.





Hellebores. another favourite, I have dozens in a border & like them as much for their leaves as well as flowers.
Sticking my neck out I'm going to guess at this one possible having green flowers ?? but could well be light or dark purple, red or pink'ish ?? Self seeds & cross pollinates easily, hardy & garden worthy plants.

15 Nov, 2010


Looks to be helleborus foetidus the stinking hellebore

15 Nov, 2010


I agree, H. foetidus.

15 Nov, 2010


It only smells if you bruise the leaves. otherwise it's a great plant that really glows lime green in Jan/Feb.

15 Nov, 2010


If it wasn't dark I'd be running out and tearing some leaves!

Thank you. The leaf bud is so interesting. It's a bit swamped by the vigourous phygelius. Thank you fpr the IDs.

15 Nov, 2010


It won't mind being swamped, it likes some cool shade. It should seed itself around too, if you don't deadhead it. Otherwise the main plant only seems to last a couple of years.

16 Nov, 2010


Yes I agree short lived perennial but sets seed all over the place.

16 Nov, 2010


Thanks, good to know.

16 Nov, 2010

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