Hello Hellebore Lovers!

The world needs mores hellebores! I don't have to convince you. You're already converted. What strikes me though is that as I drive around the city in early spring, I don't see that many hellebores in front gardens. Maybe they're hiding in backyards but overall I think most gardeners and homeowners haven't discovered the magic of this group of plants.

So we are asking you to become proponents of the hellebore, missionaries promoting spring beauty and enchantment. We need you to go door to door in your neighbourhood and spread the gospel of the hellebore.

All kidding aside, we'd love it if you decide to introduce one neighbour or friend or family member to hellebores this year. Bring them along to the Hellebore Hurrah! and watch them go googly eyed over all the colour and variety.

In this final installment of the Hellebore Alert before tomorrow's opening day we include the Hellebore Catalogue filled with the 100 different cultivars and species we'll have on hand. You might just go googly eyed looking at it.

We have four hellebore pre-orders running right now on some of the most exciting cultivars. You can still order today. In many cases we have limited supplies of these plants. So ordering in advance helps you lock in your most prized plants. But also, you get the best plants. Before the Hellebore Hurrah! Gary will personally choose the biggest plants and the best flower forms for you.

We also have a workshop on Hellebore Containers to Die For running on Saturday the 25th with Kate. Learn to create amazing mixed containers that include hellebores. Details are below. Please register in advance.

We can't wait to see you at the Hellebore Hurrah!

Yours in Hellebores,
Gary and the Phoenicians

Eleven Exciting
Pre-Orders Including Four Hellebore Pre-Orders Just Added!
Give the Gift of Plants

Whether for yourself or that gardener in your life, take advantage of our pre-orders to get those perfect plants!

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The Fourth Annual
Phoenix Perennials
Garden Photo Contest

$500 in Prizes!!!

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Opening Weekend 2017
The 13th Annual
Hellebore Hurrah!
Celebrating early spring and all things Hellebore

Friday-Sunday February 24th-26th, 2017

Highlights this year will be:
A huge selection of awesome yellows from Winter Jewels Golden Sunrise

Amazing anemone centres from Winter Jewels Cherry Blossom and Frostkiss White Tutu

Amazing two gallon pots in full fabulous bloom of the rare 'Mme Lemmonier'. If you love Helleborus 'Rosemary' this is the same rare cross with amazing flower power and a unique flower colour not seen in other hellebores.


The Hellebore Catalogue 2017
Explore our Selection of 100 Different Hellebores

The Hellebore Hurrah! Catalogue includes information on hellebores and their cultivation, the breeders whose hellebores we'll be offering plus a catalogue of the 100 different species and cultivars that will be available at the Hurrah! Enjoy, but beware! Hellebores are addictive!

The catalogue is in pdf format. Click on the link to open it. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it which you can download for free from the Adobe Site. Once opened you can save the catalogue to your computer or print it for detailed study and pre-shopping.


Hellebore Containers to Die For
Saturday Feb. 25th at the Hellebore Hurrah! from 1-3pm
This fun, hands-on workshop for gardeners of all levels will teach you how to successfully create gorgeous perennial containers for the early spring season centred around the Lenten rose. After some practical and design instruction each participant will plant up and take home their own fabulous container. Instructor: Kate Herring

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Hellebore Pre-Orders
Book your favourite plants in advance and Gary will pull the best plants for you before the Hurrah! Starts!

Winter Jewels and Winter Thrillers Hellebore Pre-Order
Order a la carte or save 10-15% when you order a collection!

The Winter Jewels and Winter Thrillers hellebores are the best available in North America. They come in double and single strains with bold, rich colours, large, symmetrical flowers and great vigour. These strains also improve every year due to the diligent breeding of Hellebore Queen Marietta O’Byrne and up and comer Chris Hansen. Because they are seed strains every plant is unique and collectible. The exact colour of each plant will be close to the pictures but not always exact, though always beautiful.

Meet the Winter Jewels!


Meet the Winter Thrillers!

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The Marital Bliss Hellebore Pre-Order
Order a la carte or save 10-15% when you order a collection!

The single-flowered Honeymoon Series and the double-flowered Wedding Party Series are the creation of multi-talented breeder Hans Hansen. These series combine great colours, flower forms, detailing, symmetry, flower count, and plant vigour. All plants are carefully maintained seed strains. Plants will look much like the photos but may not be identical. This variation means that even within a single strain you could find multiple different plants that you love.

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Spring Series Hellebore Pre-Order
Order a la carte or save 15% when you order a collection!

The Spring Series Hellebores are a diverse group of tissue cultured cultivars offering a variety of double and single flowers in a wide range of colours, many with intriguing patterning and spotting. Because they are tissue cultured you know that every plant will look just like its photo even if you don't see it in bloom when you buy it.

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The world of hellebores doesn't stand still and never ceases to amaze. New complex and rare hybrids are offering forms for the garden that hellebore enthusiasts only dreamed about just a few years ago. These hellebores from the Frostkiss Series are at the cutting edge of hellebores and destined to become garden classics. Order now to secure these beauties for your 2017 garden.

'Anna's Red' and 'Penny's Pink'

Foliage of 'Anna's Red' and 'Penny's Pink'

'Pippa's Purple' and 'Molly's White'

'Angel Glow' and 'Pirouette'

'Tutu' and 'White Tutu'

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Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.
One of the largest and most exciting selections of perennials in the Lower Mainland.
3380 No. 6 Road, Richmond (Between Bridgeport and Cambie)
Please visit our web page for information on the nursery, driving directions and a map.
We are near the south end of the Knight Street Bridge and very easy to get to from all of the surrounding municipalities and beyond.

Opening Dates and Hours
February 24th to October 29th, 2017

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