We’re getting so close to spring. But sadly, we’re not quite there yet. The good news is, August is the month when hellebore is at its best. If you’re not familiar with hellebore, now is the time to change that!
A much admired seasonal flower, hellebore is adored by florists and used to great effect in many late winter weddings. It has a fairly short season and will disappear by late September.
There’s a summer flowering variety that appears occasionally, so don’t despair if you’ve decided to have your wedding during the warmer months.
Hellebore Corsica, the first variety to appear, is a thick
stemmed variety with a head of tightly clustered green flowers. Due to its
bulk, Corsica is a great base for large scale ceremony and reception
Throughout the month we start to see an explosion in variety. These exquisite flowers can be overwhelming in their range of colour and shape. From white flecked with green, to striped mauves and purples, to almost black with a lime green centre, there is a hellebore for every flower lover, including some double petaled varieties. These varieties tend to be finer and slightly shorter stemmed than Corsica, and are well suited to both personal flowers and venue arrangements.
It should be noted that some varieties of hellebore can irritate the skin. So, if you have sensitive skin, you may want to take this into account when planning your personal wedding flowers.
If you love garden flowers but want to add a touch of drama,
a heavily saturated black hellebore could be just the thing to include in your
table arrangements or wedding bouquet. Because of their wide colour range,
hellebores can be used in many different ways and will fit into most colour
China Clay Floristry
Clovelly, Sydney, (02) 9665 3238