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What type of hellebore are these?

Hi wise folk! 
Novice gardener here- can someone identify the type of hellebores for me? 

Thanks
lizzie 

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  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    edited February 2019
    Looks like Helleborus x hybridus to me, but I'm no expert. This is just the name given to a mass of hybrid hellebores that cross like crazy! Also called Lenten Roses I think.
  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,679
    Think you'll find it hard to get any sort of id.  Hellebores apparently are very promiscuous and cross pollenate so identifying them is very difficult unless you buy them as a named variety.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,287
    Another vote for a little bit promiscuous.
    Though sometimes with a close up of leaves you can ( if you care) see if they might be closer to a particular type as well.
     Some are more rounded or shorter than others. And pay attention to how the flowers hang and petal shapes.  Leaf Colouring and stems can look a bit different too.

    http://broadviewgardens.co.uk/gardens/hellebores/

    Go  down the page past the  native and non native section. It is not what you are looking for but interesting.

    Scroll down a bit where it says Helleborastrum.
    This section has most others more pertinent plants. Click on the circles to open/close each one. You can have them all open to compare your flower type and shapes cololurs.

    I don't think the last section will be of use in this particular topic. Still interesting.

  • Thank you! 
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