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Anemone maybe

palmate basal leaves, three lobes on upper leaves many stamens. What could it be?...

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What am I?

spatialdrift Looks like a kind of hellebore, but the leaves are not the same as the ones I am familiar with. GrowitFirst Looks like helleborus. parityanimal Looks like a Lenten Rose (helleborus) to me too. Great color. Mine are a pale greenish color but they can range from very pale to quite dark...

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Mystery Plant

laura735 With out visible flowers to help narrow down, this looks like either the broad-leaed helleborine (Epipactis helleborine) or the long-bract green orchid/ frog orchid (Coeloglossum viride/Dactylorhiza viridis). According to sources E. helleborine is considered both "Weed? Exotic plant?" Although I'm leaning toward the broad-leaved hellborine, but with out seeing a closeup flower,...

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What is this?

Hostas have already come up here, and it looks similar to a calla lily to me but the stem looks off and my neighborhood is thinking it’s lily of The valley which I don’t think...

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corn like stem but it’s purple?

...grown in zone 8-11 Bobby Tell us a little more about the area where you are seeing this. Woodland, wetland, etc. Bobby Maybe Hosta sprouts? Tom It looks like a shoot of wandering Jew. Tom https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wandering_Jew_(disambiguation) Tom https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wandering_Jew_(disambiguation) Tradescantia pallida laura735 Maybe broadleaf helleborine (Epipactis helleborine)? You will know more as these mature. Best...

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mystery plant

...Helleborine, or (Epipactis) a terrestrial orchid. If it is that prolific it could be the Broad-leaved Helleborine (Epipactis...

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Planting Under Live oak

Q: I need help deciding what to plant around a pet’s grave. Her grave is near a huge live oak tree. A: Your challenge will be competition for light and water. My top picks for dry shade include hellebore, lungwort, ajuga, and hosta. Remove the existing soil and replace with high-quality outdoor planting...

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Clematis – Allergic Skin Reaction

...red itchy rash with tiny blisters. I cannot for the life of me figure out what this is. A: Wow! The vine is sweet Autumn clematis, Clematis paniculata (Clematis terniflora). Most members of the buttercup (Ranunculus) family, including anemone, clematis, and helleborus contain the chemical Protoanemonin, which can cause a blistering rash if the...

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Should I Trim Back My Lenten Rose?

...in early spring, those tall leaves will get big black spots by early summer, turn completely black, and die. The short young leaves you see next to the flowers will soon grow larger. It’s best to clip off all the old leaves on your hellebores in December so the new growth can easily come...

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Plant Names – Deciphering

...was named? Does privet get its name from its association with backyard privies across the South? More daunting is the “scientific name” of a plant. Words like Hemerocallis , Platycodon and Helleborus are rarely heard outside the conversations of committed gardeners. I was intimidated by them myself when I began writing about plants. Only...

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Bamboo Iris – Winter Care

...stems emerge from old foliage and removing it might affect spring flowering. If your clump looks really ratty, simply scissor off the brown leaf ends as you notice them. Note: this iris has pretty flowers but it can be an aggressive invader. It has smothered hellebores, ferns and Solomon’s seal in my garden. Bamboo...

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North Georgia Wildflower

...Saw this while hiking a trail in Cooper’s Creek Recreation Area in the Georgia mountains. It reminds be a little of a...

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Lenten Roses – Self Pollinators

Q: My Lenten roses are blooming, and I am curious to know if they self-pollinate or is there an insect that does so. A: They self-pollinate like crazy! Hellebore flowers have the male and female parts close together so self-pollination is inevitable. Seeds form in May and drop in June. You’ll usually find...

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Blue Flowering ground cover

This is a small leaved ground cover. It came in the dirt when I transplanted some Hellebore and it gets prettier every year! The centers are yellow and the petals a vivid blue. It is very low growing. It does NOT look like the other vinca I have in...

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White nodding flowers

...Metrosideros Maybe a type of Fritillaria, Mission Bells. http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Fritillaria stone helleborus...

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large leaf wetland plant

...This was growing in a roadside ditch. It didn’t smell like skunk cabbage, it doesn’t look like false hellebore, not sure what it is. Any other...

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Stone Pine – Viability in East Cobb

...humans and animals for thousands of years. It grows widely in the Mediterranean. My guess is that it might survive here in a protected location but winter will be a challenge for it. Piccadilly Farm, nears Athens (706-769-6516) is a great source of conifers, hellebores and other companion plants. Call them and ask for...

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Lenten Rose – Outdoor Pots

Q: Would Lenten rose thrive through winter in pots outside on covered porch? A: Lenten rose should be fine in a 12″ or larger pot. Be sure the pot is supported off the porch floor so it drains after watering. Fertilize lightly in spring. One of my favorite hellebore cultivars is ‘Ivory Prince’....

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Groundcover – For Dry Shade

...groundcovers. English ivy, dwarf bamboo and wintercreeper euonym us create virtual deserts where they are allowed to spread without control. For situations like yours I am particularly fond of Lenten rose, Helleborus orientalis, and mondo grass, Ophiopogon japonicus. Both are tough-as-nails and evergreen but non-invasive. The Lenten rose has attractive flowers from January through...

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Gold Medal Plant Summary 1994 – 2016

...Alice Oakleaf Hydrangea Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Alice’ Tree Little Gem Southern Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora ‘Little Gem’ ——————————————————————————— 1999 Georgia Gold Medal Winners: Annual Nova Pentas Pentas lanceolata ‘Nova’ Perennial Lenten Rose Helleborus orientalis Shrub Mohawk Viburnum Viburnum x burkwoodii ‘Mohawk’ Tree American Yellowwood Cladrastis kentukea ——————————————————————————— 1998 Georgia Gold Medal Winners: Annual Athens Gem Plectranthus...

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