A Hellebore Resource Guide

By: Phil Van Soelen

Phil Van Soelen is the co-owner with Sherrie Althouse of California Flora Nursery, a small, unconventional nursery devoted to California…

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Several articles in the January 2007 and the January 2008 issues of Pacific Horticulture focus on hellebores, one of the most popular of garden plants today. Authors from Seattle to Pasadena share their experiences with hellebores in public and private gardens. In addition, C Colston Burrell reviews the species and hybrids that make up the genus Helleborus.

As a companion to those articles, we offer the following resource guide to gardens in the West Coast states that feature hellebores, as well as nurseries that stock a good selection of species and/or hybrids. These lists have been excerpted and adapted, with permission, from Hellebores: A Comprehensive Guide, by C Colston Burrell and Judith Knott Tyler, published by Timber Press in 2006 and reviewed in the January 2007 issue of Pacific Horticulture.

Gardens Featuring Hellebores

Bellevue Botanical Garden
12001 Main Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
425/452-2750
www.bellevuebotanical.org
Contact for hellebore “open houses”

Bishop’s Close at Elk Rock
11800 SW Military Lane
Portland, OR 97219
503/452-2562

Dunn Gardens
PO Box 77126
Seattle, WA 98177
206/362-0933
www.dunngardens.org
Open by appointment

Hellebores Woodland Garden
Elfi Rahr
Bellevue, WA 98008
425/746-4803
Open by appointment

Gossler Farms
1200 Weaver Road
Springfield, Or 97478
541/746-3922
www.gosslerfarms.com

Northwest Garden Nursery
86813 Central Road
Eugene, OR 97402
541/935-3915
www.northwestgardennursery.com

San Francisco Botanical Gardens at Strybing Arboretum
Golden Gate Park

9th Avenue at Lincoln Way
San Francisco, CA 94122
415/661-1316
www.sfbotanicalgarden.org

Sources

Although in recent years, hellebores have become more widely available in North America, it can still be difficult to track down really good forms. These nurseries can be relied upon to provide a selection of good quality plants.

Arrowhead Alpines
PO Box 857
Fowlerville, MI 48836
517/223-3581
517/223-8750 (fax)
www.arrowheadalpines.com
Online catalog

Eco-Gardens
PO Box 1227
Decatur, GA 30031
404/294-6468
Mail order

Edelweiss Perennials
29800 South Barlow Road
Canby, OR 97013
503/263-4680
www.edelweissperennials.com
Online catalog and mail order

Gossler Farms
1200 Weaver Road
Springfield, Or 97478
541/746-3922
541/744-7924 (fax)
www.gosslerfarms.com
Online catalog and mail order

Graham’s Hellebores
(Gloucestershire, UK)
Plants available in United States:
c/o Dixie Hougen
2101 Wittington Boulevard
Alexandria, VA 22308
011 44 1594 860544
www.hellebores.hort.net
Online catalog

Honeyhill Farms Nursery
5910 SW Hamilton Street
Portland, OR 97222
503/292-1817
http://www.honeyhillfarmsnursery.com/
Open by appointment

Northwest Garden Nursery
86813 Central Road
Eugene, OR 97402
541/935-3915
www.northwestgardennursery.com
Contact for hellebore open days

Pine Knot Farms Perennials
681 Rockchurch Road
Clarksville, VA 23927
804/252-1990
804/252-0768 (fax)
www.pineknotfarms.com
Online catalog and mail order

Russell Graham, Purveyor of Plants
4030 Eagle Crest Road NW
Salem, OR 97304
503/362-1135
Email: grahamsopen.org
Mail order

Sunshine Farm and Gardens
HC 67 Box 539-B
Renick, WV 24966
304/497-2208
304/497-2698 (fax)
www.sunfarm.com
Limited mail order

Please be sure to mention Pacific Horticulture when contacting any of these vendors.

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