Hazles Cross Farm Nursery

Overlaying the basic colours shown on the previous page there is a great  variety in the patterns and marking of all 3 forms of flower.

The nectary colours can be striking in contrast to the background and then there is the secondary pigmentation leading to the veining, spotting etc which adds almost infinite variety to the hellebore.

The examples are only some of the colour combinations patterns like picotee or veining can be bred eventually into most colour backgrounds.

I hope you will find these pictures inspirational!

As it can take up to 20 years to produce a new colour combination and stabilise the genetic profile to give reliable offspring from seed we are constantly breeding new forms every year

Flower  colour patterns  




(Anemone centred)

Pure colour

green nectaries

Veined purple nectaries

Many people call veining -picotee it is not

Picotee -purple nectaries

Blotch - the spots are so dense they merge

Medium spotting

Heavy spotting

Star centred - red nectaries

Star centred with veining plus yellow nectaries

Light spotting to outer sepals

Primrose with yellow inner sepals

Veining to both inner and outer sepals


Heavy spotting to inner and outer sepals

Primrose with fimbriated edges

Light veining

Heavy veining


Picotee blush bicolour


Apricot bicolour

Light spot face with dark purple reverse

Light spot very rounded sepals