Looking for some unique flowering plants for your yard? These Best Types of Hellebores Varieties will help you out!
Hellebores are unique flowering plants with distinct colors and shapes. If you want to include them in your garden, select a unique specimen from the Best Types of Hellebores Varieties displayed below!
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List of Best Hellebores Varieties
1. Stinking Hellebore
Botanical Name: Helleborus foetidus
It boasts large open clusters of pretty chartreuse bell-shaped blooms with red margins from late winter to mid-spring. The dark green fan-like leaves are narrow and leathery.
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2. Christmas Rose
Botanical Name: Helleborus niger
This winter-blooming evergreen perennial features bowl-shaped, large, white blooms with golden yellow stamens. The dark green palmate leaves are deeply-lobed.
3. Corsican Hellebore
Botanical Name: Helleborous argustifolius
Native to Corsica and Sardinia, this evergreen perennial offers large open clusters of up to thirty pale green blooms with green stamens. It flowers from late winter to early summer.
4. Lenten Roses
Botanical Name: Helleborous orientalis
This variety is indigenous to the dry climates of Turkey and Greece and is considered the most colorful and floriferous species in the genus. The large blooms come in many shades, from a creamy white to a dusky plum.
5. Double White Spotted
Botanical Name: Helleborus orientalis ‘Double White Spotted’
Double White Spotted is a Lenten Rose. It displays cup-shaped, double, white blooms dotted with burgundy red at the center.
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6. Golden Lotus
Botanical Name: Helleborus ‘Golden Lotus’
‘Golden Lotus’ offers fluffy, fully double, sunny yellow flowers adorned in burgundy red margins and delicate streaks underside from late winter to early spring.
7. Onyx Odyssey
Botanical Name: Helleborus’ Onyx Odyssey’
This deep-hued bloom shows off large purple-black double flowers. They won’t fade over time and makes a long-lasting addition to spring blooming plants.
8. Ivory Prince
Botanical Name: Helleborus’ Ivory Prince’
This upward-facing compact variety has deep pink buds that open to single white blooms with rose and chartreuse hints.
9. Ice and Roses
Botanical Name: Helleborus ‘Ice and Roses’
Red racer displays large velvety crimson flowers over deep mahogany leaves. It is reputed as the most genuine red variety.
10. Confetti Cake
Botanical Name: Helleborus ‘Confetti Cake’
It features upright-facing, large flowers on sturdy stems. Other beautiful members are Dark and Handsome, True Love, and Maid of Honor.
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11. Super Yellow Spotted
Botanical Name: Helleborus anemone’ Super Yellow Spotted’
The word ‘anemone’ is used to explain hellebore with a cream-like layer of petals in the center of the bloom that gives an extraordinary look. A touch of purple brings contrast to delicate yellow blooms.
12. Double Ellen Picotee
Botanical Name: Helleborus ‘Double Ellen Picotee’
This gorgeous layered bloom with a unique center and bold purple-edged margins look marvelous in the garden.
13. Single White Blotched
Botanical Name: Helleborus’ Single White Blotched’
As the name sounds, this flower has blotches of purple hue on each petal, giving a distinct look to your plant collection in the garden.
14. Single Slaty Blue
Botanical Name: Helleborus’ Single Slaty Blue’
This clump-forming perennial produces leathery, deeply-lobed green leaves and outward-facing grey-purple blooms from mid-winter to early spring.
15. French Kiss
Botanical Name: Helleborus ‘French Kiss’
This variety offers large, single, white blooms embellished with raspberry pink veins from early to mid-spring.
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16. Blushing Bridesmaid
Botanical Name: Helleborus’ Blushing Bridesmaid’
The double white blooms are adorned with raspberry pink veins and picotee margins. It flowers profusely in early to mid-spring over dark evergreen leaves.
17. Cotton Candy
Botanical Name: Helleborus’ Cotton Candy’
The long-lasting, ornamental, cup-shaped blooms appear in light pink from late winter to early spring. They bloom profusely during the season.
18. Peppermint Ice
Botanical Name: Helleborus’ Peppermint Ice’
Peppermint Ice exhibits large, fully double, lotus-like, cup-shaped light pink blooms patterned with deep pink margins and red-veined undersides.
19. Berry Swirl
Botanical Name: Helleborus’ Berry Swirl’
The ornamental long-lasting double, cup-shaped, pink to deep rose blooms are designed with creamy-white centers.
20. First Dance
Botanical Name: Helleborus’ First Dance’
This variety features large double yellow flowers decorated in maroon picotee borders and veining from early to mid-spring.
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21. Flower Girl
Botanical Name: Helleborus’ Flower Girl’
It showcases large, double blush to light pink blossoms in early to mid-spring over dark green leaves.
22. Midnight Ruffles
Botanical Name: Helleborus’ Midnight Ruffles’
‘Midnight Ruffles’ produces large double blooms packed with ruffled velvety black petals and contrasting yellow stamens.
23. Maid of Honor
Botanical Name: Helleborus’ Maid of Honor’
This beautiful cultivar is loved for double, large, light to dark pink blooms that flower heavily in early to mid-spring over glossy dark green evergreen leaves.
24. New York Night
Botanical Name: Helleborus’ New York Night’
The large, single, black blooms flaunt shades of deep gray-purple, jet black, and black-purple in early to mid-spring.
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25. Vegas Nights
Botanical Name: Helleborus’ Vegas Nights’
‘Vegas Nights’ showcases large single slate gray to dark purple blooms in early to mid-spring over deep green foliage.
26. Ruse Black
Botanical Name: Helleborus x ‘Ruse Black’
Japan’s new oriental hybrid cultivar displays dramatic dark purple-black blooms on sturdy stems. One unique variety, you’ll come across!
27. Windcliff Double
Botanical Name: Helleborus x ‘Windcliff Double Pink’
The striking double pink blooms occur from late winter to spring over mounded foliage that provide year-round interest.
28. Cherry Blossom
Botanical Name: Helleborus’ Cherry Blossom’
The large semi-double flowers of rich pink with deep, cherry red centers and evergreen leaves can be a perfect addition to shady beds and borders.
29. Cinnamon Snow
Botanical Name: Helleborus x ballardiae’ Cinnamon Snow’
The attractive cream petals are adorned in cinnamon snow hints. The shade is impacted by the outside temperature.
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30. Mahogany Snow
Botanical Name: Helleborus x ballardiae’ Mahogany Snow’
These star-shaped hellebore blooms are cream-hued with burnt tips on red stems and dark green leaves.
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31. Walberton’s Rosemary
Botanical Name: Helleborus’ Walberton’s Rosemary’
The angular and wrinkled petals of this hellebore have rosy-pink blooms and mid-green five-lobed foliage.
32. Black Diamond
Botanical Name: Helleborus’ Black Diamond’
This hybrid from the Winter Jewels series showcases ink-hues nodding flowers, bright yellow stamens, and evergreen leaves.
33. Helleborus Merlin
Botanical Name: Helleborus ‘Merlin’
‘Merlin’ is a beauty you simply can’t resist having in your garden. The flowers have a sweet pink-red hue to them and do best in bright and indirect light.