Helleborus orientalis

Helleborus orientalis (20091439A)

Two different collections of Helleborus orientalis can be seen in the woodland garden. Both collected from Georgia. The smaller, with petals shaded pink and red was growing at 1210m on a grassy slope with Primula spp and amongst Picea and Carpinus. The more vigorous growing and consistent white flowered plants were found at a lower altitude 632m on a hillside of deciduous woodland. The variability of the wild species and its wide geographic location; Southern Europe to SW Asia, gives rise to many selected and named cultivars. Often sold as H. x hybridus cultivars.

Helleborus orientalis (20100667A)

Helleborus orientalis (20100667A)

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:20091439
Scientific Name:Helleborus orientalis Lam.
Family:Ranunculaceae
Genus:Helleborus
Epithet:orientalis
Collector:Mitchell, John; Brown, Richard & Harper, Geoffrey
Year:2009
Origin:West Asia and Egypt:Bakuriani:Timotesubani, across from church
Elevation:1,210m
Plant:20091439A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/W21/S010
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 Location: 41.810117,43.517633

 

RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
Accession Number:20100667
Scientific Name:Helleborus orientalis Lam.
Family:Ranunculaceae
Genus:Helleborus
Epithet:orientalis
Collector:Brown, Richard & Prestage, Anne
Year:2010
Origin:West Asia and Egypt:Adjara:Nearer to Village of Tskhemlisi
Elevation:632m
Plant:20100667B
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/W09/N/A010
Plant:20100667A
Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/W09/S/ZV010
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 Location: 41.690222,42.162583