We are now offering a range of hellebore seed for those customers who would like to build a collection of high quality plants at low cost. Fresh seed will be available to buy online, as soon as it ripens, usually from mid May to June.
Our seed is hand-pollinated, to ensure high quality results. Each cross is represented by two photographs, and these show the actual seed and pollen parents used. The plants are line-breed, for consistent results, so the seedlings are likely to produce very similar flowers to the parents although results cannot be guaranteed. The anemone centres are an exception to this rule, as they are a newer form and therefore less consistent - doubles and singles should be expected in addition to the anemone centres. The actual percentage of anemones will vary depending on the individual plants used. Also, when parents are from two different breeding lines, such as apricot and red, results will vary more, but offspring should closely resemble one parent or a combination of the two.
Seed from different varieties will be offered each year, so don't miss out on favourites. Packets contain 10 seeds and are priced at £4.99.
P&P is free within mainland UK. Please email for charges to other countries. SPECIAL OFFER. Buy 4 or more packets and receive a free packet of mixed seed with your order.
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Expect nicely rounded primrose-yellow flowers.
One plant has a slight green flush to the centre. The hope is for 1 or 2 good examples from an average packet, although it could be more. The remaining plants will comprise of singles and doubles.
Pure yellow blooms on short and sturdy plants that clump well.
White flowers boldly marked with red spots, and bordered by a clear white band around each petal. One parent is very heavily spotted/blotched.
Picotee with Veining
Petals veined in purple/pink on a white background and with a dark central blotch.
Picotee Anemone Centre
The best anemones are truly exquisite. One parent has a pink flush - with a few spots - to petals. The hope is for 1 or 2 good examples from an average packet, although it could be more.
This variety has a beautiful gloss finish to the outer petals.
Stunning blue-grey flowers with a matt finish. Best positioned where some sun can highlight the colour.
One parent has apricot flowers while the other has apricot-red. Expect a combination of the two along with an occasional yellow.
Very dark and rounded flowers. One plant has a gloss finish and dark new foliage.
The hope is for 1 or 2 good examples from an average packet, although it could be more. One parent is bright pink and the other is pale pink with attractive speckles.
Apple-Blossom Anemone Centre
The hope is for 1 or 2 good examples from an average packet, although it could be more. Beautiful pale pink flowers - one spotted and one plain. Expect a combination of the two.
Pink petals heavily spotted, one with red and the other with purple, and a clear band around the edges.
Showy flowers with a purple-pink edge.
One parent has very dark purple flowers, while the other is purple-red.
This is one for the natural garden. Dainty, but relatively tall, plants bearing smallish flowers. One parent is plain green, and the other has a purple picotee edge.
Expect pure white, frilly double flowers.
Pink Spotted Double
One plant has bright pink, frilly flowers, heavily spotted with red, while the other is a pale pink with less spots. Expect a combination of the two.
Open-pollinated seed collected from a wide range of colours, both single and double. Minimum 25 seeds per packet for this selection.