A Pink Picotee Hellebore

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I’ve just purchased a new pink picotee Hellebore called Helleborus orientalis Picotee.


Wikipedia says that Picotee is a variety of flower whose edge is a different colour than the flower’s base colour. The word originates from the French picoté which means ‘marked with points’ Indeed you can really see that in the first photo below.

 Pink picotee Hellebore

pink picotee Hellebore

pink picotee Hellebore

pink picotee Hellebore

pink picotee Hellebore

Mine has come all the way from Flanders’s Fields in Belgium and Bet Wilgenbroek Nurseries. They are one of the top Helleborus in Europe. (Some of the Canadian readers will be interested to know that their ‘Vancouver Medallion’ Hellebore was developed in this nursery too for the Olympics.  It’s sold as “Candy Love”  in the EU.)


As yet I’ve not found her a home in the garden as its been raining for the past 3 days.  I think somewhere under my kitchen window will be perfect  in among the Pulmonarias and Erythroniums.  There she can cast her seeds so that I can have even more picotee blooms in the future.
Rosie Nixon
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Rosie is based in Perth, Perthshire as a garden photographer, writer and nature lover. She enjoys soaking up nature in her own garden and is easily distracted from doing the weeding by anything that flutters, flies, buzzes, creeps or crawls! She enjoys sharing the beauty of creation through her photography. Rosie has been featured on TV on BBC2's The Beechgrove Garden and she uses the Scottish outdoors as her natural light studio. Her work can be seen at the only photographic gallery in Scotland - Close Gallery, 4b Howe Street, Edinburgh.

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    Lovely pink pouty portraits Rosie! She will be so happy to live in your garden. Have a great weekend! ;>)

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    Very beautiful flowers and photos, and great info too.
    I was looking for your static pages but as I see, you don't have them linked yet.
    Have a nice weekend.

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    @maiaT Maia I'm hoping to get the links sorted this weekend. I have a few static pages already – like the Contact Me page at top header and the Table of Contents thats in the footer. The photograph gallery ones are coming soon.

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    @CarolThanks Carol – I hope the weather improves so I can get out – at least now most of the tulips have appeared – now I need to be careful where I put my feet.

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    Love your pouty pretties! I was just down on the ground outside, looking into my hellebores shy little faces. They are worth getting to know this time of year 🙂 Cyndy

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    jodi (bloomingwriter)

    OOOoooooh, she is so, so pretty, Rosie! I'm getting some new hellebores this spring, though they won't be blooming til next spring, probably; they're coming from British Columbia where the season is a good six weeks or more ahead of us. So I'll content myself with my Ivory Prince, who would like to meet your Picotee…

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    aloha rosie,

    i loved the words with the visuals…made me smile, your spring garden is beautiful with the pouty's girls!

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    Rosie, as a proud Canadian I think that I should be buying "vancouver Medallion, but I secretly (shh, don't tell anyone) prefer yours.
    Does she have a name? I kept looking at your post, trying to figure it out. I worry, that she won't visit me, being a shy, sweet lass, if I don't know her name.

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    Hi Rosie, she is very pretty indeed. I too live in British Columbia but live too far north to grow Hellebores. I love looking at them on other peoples blogs. Hopefully your rain stops soon so you can plant her.

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    Rosie such a beautiful pink pouty flower! Your presentation is worthy of a standing ovation!!

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    Vilt og vakkert

    Beautiful shots of a beautiful flower!
    Hope to see them soon in my garden, but still they are covered with snow!
    Wish you a happy Easter!

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    I am sure your tulips will be very beautiful.
    Thanks for linking back to Macro Flowers but now you've forgotten to enter your link on the list, or maybe, you didn't want to?
    I've visited your table of content, my, my, ..that's a lot of work, but it is very useful.

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    Thanks everyone for your comments so far – I'll get around to all of you soon – been busy today getting my static pages finally sorted after working 6 weeks behind the scenes on the template as its not an easy template to modify html on. You'll all see a change on the top right 4 pictures which you can click on.

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    great post today..love the photos. You did a super flaunt this week! thanks for linking in and I hope to see you again!

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    April Lorier

    Beautiful photos, Rosie! And you sound so motherly as you write about these pouty portraits. Someday you're going to make a great grandmother!

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    Really beautiful photos, Rosie. I'm quite fond of hellebores, but have had little luck with them in our overly temperate climes here in Southern California. So I shall admire them from afar.

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    She is just beautiful…I am glad she got over her shyness so that we could see how beautiful she was. How fun to see what her children will look like someday 🙂

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    beautiful post rosie, your photos of your hellebores are spectacular!

    Thanks for sharing your flowers today!

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