Hellebore seed gifted from a contact in Belgium was sown six years ago in the nursery. The resultant seedlings were grown on and flowered for the first time a couple of years ago. The planting in the shaded area on the decking of the John Hope Gateway building included these dark flowered Helleborus x hybridus. In addition to dense shade they are also coping with a dry root zone. By collecting seed or through careful division of the vegetative plant once flowering has finished it will be possible to increase the stock of this fine form.