Winter is always a great time to talk about the ‘Winter Royalty’ Collection of Hellebores. There’s something special about watching them all come into bloom at this time of the year – a little magic in the middle of winter.
This collection from Plants Management Australia includes varieties from a number of specialist Hellebore breeders around the world and all have been selected for their great garden performance. These Hellebores are fab because they look so elegant but can be super hardy and low maintenance at the same time. Yes, Hellebores are shade loving plants, but you can plant any of the members of the ‘Winter Royalty’ collection in a position where they will be exposed to the sunshine at various times of the day and not have to worry.
There’s a range of colours in the ‘Winter Royalty’ Collection and the other great thing I have discovered is that you can keep them indoors for a month to 6 weeks before planting them out. I trialled this last winter and in a room with a heat pump going continuously they lasted very well.
This means they make great gifts as people can enjoy them at close range on the coffee table for quite some time before needing to be moved into the garden. If you were having a mid-winter dinner party to mark a special occasion these would make beautiful gifts for your guests – any every year when they come into bloom they will be reminded of the event.
This year the beautiful ‘Penny’s Pink’ is available in good numbers across the country. This was in high demand last year – and if you’re a fan of rich pinks, you’ll love this variety. A row of them looks divine planted along the front of a garden bed, but it’s also hard to beat a display in a classic black or white container.
Other popular classics include ‘Ivory Prince’ which has white flowers fading to a musky pink, ‘Wintersunshine’ – pale blooms with deep green foliage, ‘Ruby Glow’ with its mid pink flowers and the delightful ‘Anna’s Red’ which wows everyone with its rich magenta display.
This season we have a video clip with you. So next you’re taking refuge from the weather, make yourself a cuppa and enjoy what we love about these great plants. At the end you’ll see some tips for maintaining your Hellebores and ensuring they look good year after year.
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