Thursday, April 14, 2011

Floral Mystery

Pretty pretty French flower!  Friends, any idea what this is?

6 comments :

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

This is a Hellebore. I have two in my garden. The foliage stays green all winter long. There are Hellebore societies and some very serious collectors of these plants as there are many varieties.

Anonymous said...

I posted your photo to the World Wide Pressed Flower Guild . Yes this is a hellebore...also known as a Lenten Rose.
Hellebores press very well and retain their colour. One of the first flowers to bloom in the spring.
I have some pressed and they are lovely. Pam B

maneki said...

Oh, hellebores are so pretty! Poisonous, but very pretty. We've got a christmas rose (Helleborus niger) in that same colours at home. Got some pics of it in my blog if anyone's curious to see it: http://wildrosesandblackberries.blogspot.com/2010/04/colour-of-hellebore.html

ENJAY said...

lol, was going to be clever and say its a hellebore, but was beaten to it, be carefull the white milk from the stems will give you a rash and are poisonous,but yes they are gorgeous i have lots in the garden under the Christmas Tree. Nicola xx

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Ditto on what Enjay said! I too was beaten to the punch. I love Hellebores! They are so gorgeous. What a lucky girl you are to have one gracing your garden!

Irene said...

I have this in my garden as well, really inexpensive at PC purchase, yes President's Choice.