Does anyone know the name of this Hellibore ?

1Runnybeak11Runnybeak1 Posts: 8,422
edited 17 March in The potting shed
It was given to me by Villaverde years ago.  I’d be pleased to know after all this time.   The flowers are creamy green and bell like.  



  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,041
    Helleborus foetidus
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,089
    I agree.
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  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,057
    Has anybody ever noticed a bad smell from those? I never have, and it's on the list for the new garden!
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,041
    not really, you can smell something when the leaves are bruised but nothing much

  • 1Runnybeak11Runnybeak1 Posts: 8,422
    edited 17 March
    Aah, at last a name.   Thank you.  Can’t say Iv noticed a smell either DGM. 

    Also known as the stinking hellebore, dungwort, setterwort and Bears foot.  Just looked it up.  
  • Muddle-UpMuddle-Up Posts: 14,287
    Has a kind of 'foxy', 'biscuity' scent, Runnybeak.  Quite nice, really, but definitely not what you'd expect from a garden plant.
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  • 1Runnybeak11Runnybeak1 Posts: 8,422
    Thank you MU,   I’ll have a sniff next time I go out.  
  • batwood14batwood14 Posts: 105
    Be careful  - they are harmful if you have sensitive skin.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,041
    batwood14 said:
    Be careful  - they are harmful if you have sensitive skin.
    are they? 
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 25,324
    Hellebores are only harmful if you eat the roots which I hope would be highly unlikely.
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