Plant of the Day
Wednesday 22 February 2017
Helleborus foetidus Wester Flisk Group (stinking hellebore) are evergreen perennials with palmately-divided leaves having narrow, dark green leaflets. Unlike the species all the flower stems are flushed with dark red, which suffuses into the leaf bases. These associate well with red stemmed Cornus and red winter-coloured foliage of Bergenia. The flowers are the usual purple-edged, nodding green blooms which are borne in clusters from midwinter to mid-spring.