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Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd. 
3380 No. 6 Road
Richmond, BC V6V 1P5

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Helleborus ROSEMARY Pre-Sale 

Helleborus ROSEMARY is the best hellebore introduction in the last five years and one of the most unique of all hellebores with incredible numbers of white-veined pink flowers that deepen to glowing salmon tones. Difficulty in production means that it remains very rare. We are pleased to be able to offer this exciting new hellebore once again. Pre-order now to secure your plants or give them as a gift for pick-up in 2015.

Helleborus ROSEMARY 'Walhero', also known as 'Walberton's Rosemary', is the result of a rare cross between the classic Lenten rose, H. x hybridus, and the Christmas rose, H. niger. The breeding work was done by David Tristram of Walberton Nursery in England, the same breeder who brought us Helleborus IVORY PRINCE. ROSEMARY is thought to represent one of only two successful crosses that have ever been accomplished between these two parents, a difficult feat since they are not closely related.

For gardeners the important part of the story is the plant. ROSEMARY not only combines some of the best characteristics of each parent but also offers new traits unlike anything else in the hellebore world. 

The overall appearance of ROSEMARY is more like a Lenten rose than a Christmas rose (especially the foliage) but, like the Christmas rose, the flowers are mostly outward-facing and look right at you with only a slight nod. The petals are pointed and slightly ruffled and offer an unusual pink and salmon colour that changes with age. Unlike the Lenten rose in which the boldest colours come first and then fade to green, ROSEMARY takes the trait of the Christmas rose (which starts white and deepens to pink tones with age). ROSEMARY flowers open with a beautiful clear pink veined with white, a white glow at the centre and occasional dark pink spots. With time the flower colour deepens and takes on rich, glowing salmon tones. There is no other hellebore that offers this amazing colour. After months of bloom the flowers slowly become green. 

Not only is ROSEMARY noteworthy for the colour of its flowers but also for the quantity of flowers. Even young plants are incredibly floriferous but with time established plants can produce many times more flowers per plant than any other hellebore. The crowns become packed with pink and salmon. Since the plants are sterile they bloom for an extended period of time and will not produce seed with inferior progeny. 


ROSEMARY sets buds in December and can come into full bloom in January. It will then bloom until April or May. ROSEMARY appears to have the trait of longevity from its parents and should grow and thrive in your garden for decades. Like all hellebores, ROSEMARY is also deer resistant and can be counted on to perform even in the presence of voracious herbivores.

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