Pretty hellebores

8 September 2011

Hellebores are one of my new favorite flowers. (They’re also known as the Christmas rose.) They’re one of the few winter and early spring blooming plants, which unfortunately means I probably won’t be able to get them for our wedding in September — but that’s great news for cold weather brides! Here’s what these pretty flowers look like:


via Serenity in the Garden


via Wayside Gardens


via Plant Talk

They come in lots of white, pink, green, and purple shades, and can be solid or speckled. Here are a few of my favorite arrangements with hellebores:


Hellebore, bleeding heart, and dogwood bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings


Hellebore, azalea, and peony bouquet by Flowerwild (photo by Jose Villa, via Once Wed)


Hellebore, grape hyacinth, sweet pea, lily of the valley, and fritillarias bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings


Speckled hellebore, anemone, garden rose, ranunculus, and sweet peas bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings


Hellebore, allium, sweet pea, and ranunculus bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings


Hellebore bouquet with ranunculus, pieris, passion vine, dusty miller, and tulips by Flowerwild

What do you think?

3 Responses to “Pretty hellebores”

  1. Sarah is here for the sandwiches

    How beautiful! I love the deep wine colored one, and the white ones are perfect for our January wedding. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Emily

    Yes, you are definitely in luck with a January wedding + hellebores, Sarah! They will be beautiful!

  3. Isle of View

    I love the white hellebores…I love white flowers of any kind for a wedding!