Hellebores

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Hellebores

One of our favourite New Flower Blooms to Market at this time of year is the Helleborus. From the Ranunculaceae family, the botanical name Helleborus is derived from the Greek word elein meaning ‘to take away’ and bora, meaning ‘food’. The root of the plant induces vomiting, hence the name’s origin.

Colours and Shapes

The flower is a picturesque, five-petalled flower, available in a range of colours including elegant white, cream, pale yellow, green, blush pink and deep plum. They have rather distinctive stamens in the centre of the bloom and their flower heads have a tendency to nod. Wholesale cut Hellebores are typically available at the flower market between November and April.

Types of Helleborus

Queens White

Helleborus orientalis Queens White at New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017

Queens Picotee

Helleborus orientalis Queens Picotee at New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017

Queens Red

Helleborus orientalis Queens Red at New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017

Queens Light Pink

Helleborus orientalis Queens Light Pink at New Covent Garden Flower Market February 2017

Bouquet Inspiration

Hellebores are extremely popular to use in wedding, event and bouquet designs. Their appearance is certainly the main reason for their popularity, they are delicate, eye-catching and the colours are stunning. Below, discover some inspirational images of how florists have used Hellebores in bridal bouquets and flower crowns.

Hellebore wedding bouquet - beautiful hellebore wedding flower ideas for winter brides // The Natural Wedding Company

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Hellebores Wedding Flowers: In Season Now

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Hellebore wedding bouquet- beautiful hellebore wedding flower ideas for winter brides // The Natural Wedding Company

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Bridal Wedding Bouquet with Yellow Sunflowers, Red Roses, Hypericum and Hellebores Winter Bells. Autumnal September Wedding at Easton Grange Wedding Venue in Suffolk. For more information on Flowers visit www.trianglenursery.co.uk or for a Wedding Florist in Suffolk, visit https://visit.trianglenursery.co.uk/wedding-consultation/

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Care tips

To get the best from your wholesale cut Helleborus please read the care instructions below carefully:

  • Cut the stems at a 45-degree angle with a sharp knife.
  • Fill sterilised buckets with lukewarm water and add flower food.
  • Place the hellebores in the buckets – up to their necks in water.
  • Leave overnight to condition before using.

To conclude, never leave cut flowers in direct sunlight, near a radiator, in a draft or near any fruit. (The gas used to ripen fruit will harm most flowers). Keep the Helleborus in a cool place and always keep out of the way of children.

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