Hellebore plants have rose-like blossoms that are among the earliest flowers to bloom. Hellebores used to be the domain of plant collectors. Recent hybridizing has introduced several easy growing, readily available, and much less expensive varieties.
The leaves of Hellebore plants are lobed and often pedate. The flowers resemble roses, in shape. Long blooming, mostly in creamy shades of white, tinged with green and/or pink, the colors tend to change or deepen as they age. There is a lot of hybridizing going on and more colors are becoming available. Flower stems shoot up above the foliage but nod under the weight of the flowers, which tend to bloom face down.