Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 70-300mm, 1/250 sec, F/5.6, ISO-640
Location: Epema State, IJsbrechtum, Netherlands, Europe
As Is on March 31/2013
Lenten Rose – Helleborus Orientalis
The most popular hellebores for garden use, however, are undoubtedly H. orientalis and its colourful hybrids (H. × hybridus). They flower in early spring, around the period of Lent, and are often known as Lenten hellebores, oriental hellebores, or Lenten roses. They are excellent for bringing early colour to shady herbaceous borders and areas between deciduous shrubs and under trees.