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White Hellebore turned pink!

linzijayne74linzijayne74 Droitwich, WorcestershirePosts: 166
Hello there.  As you'll see from the header of my post, my white Hellebore, whilst seeming to be flowering well at the moment, has turned from white to pink!  I don't mind; I bought a Hellebore for the early bees and I'm sure they won't care what colour it is! - but I wondered if anyone else has had this before and perhaps the reasoning for it?!  Thank you in advance.  :) 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,378
    those things that look like petals are really sepals and longer lasting than petals. They change as they age. The whites go pink or yellowish and the purple ones fade
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,312
    Perfectly normal.  My nigers are currently pale pink as they're all finishing :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • cornellycornelly Posts: 962
    We have a white Hellebore with pink flowers, white and pink at the same time, pink being the dominant colour.
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen Spain.Posts: 5,669
    My H. Niger’s have turned green and a bit speckly, they stayed white last year.
  • linzijayne74linzijayne74 Droitwich, WorcestershirePosts: 166
    Hi @nutcutlet, @Fairygirl, @cornelly and @Nollie....thank you all for your replies.  Just shows you that one thing you can be certain of in the garden...is that you can't be certain of everything in the garden?!  My Hellebores look healthy enough, so that's the main thing.  Wishing you all the best with yours!  Thanks.  :)
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,378
    I think that sums it up Linzijayne, expect the unexpected :) 
  • nutcutlet said:
    those things that look like petals are really sepals and longer lasting than petals. They change as they age. The whites go pink or yellowish and the purple ones fade
    What happened to the petals then??? Are they there in some reduced form? I must look more closely at my hellebores!
  • linzijayne74linzijayne74 Droitwich, WorcestershirePosts: 166
    @nutcutlet... that's my motto in life!  :)
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