Hellebores, Part IV (page 4)
by Marge Talt ( mtalt(at)clark.net
Yellow and Peach
Yellow is found in the wild, often with a greenish cast in H. odorus
, but it seems elusive when you try to find one. Wouldn't this dispel winter's gloom?
As far as I know, peachy tints aren't found in the wild. This seems to me like it would be a difficult color range to achieve, considering the amount of blue in most hellebore flowers.
I don't have too many flowers in this range, but this one would go nicely with my 'Cameo' quince who is blooming now - the two should just overlap.
Graham tells me that purists say there is no such thing as a red hellebore; that the color range jumps from shades of pink to shades of purple.
Well, both he and I have to disagree. If this isn't red, I don't know what is. I suspect these are both the same plant, but this image came from a photograph.
And this image came from a slide. Both seem red to me. Yes, they are on the blue side of red, not the orange, but I really don't detect pink or purple, do you?