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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
Veined purple nectaries
Many people call veining -picotee it is not
Picotee -purple nectaries
Blotch - the spots are so dense they merge
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
Picotee blush bicolour
Light spot face with dark purple reverse
Light spot very rounded sepals