Helleborus is the next ‘biggie’

Helleborus thumbnail“In my opinion, helleborus is the next echinacea, which in its turn was the next heuchera,” says Allan Armitage, professor emeritus at the University of Georgia (US) in an interview with Greenhouse Grower editor Robin Siktberg. He states that hellebores are a group of plants that everyone is paying attention to and breeding. Armitage thinks therefor that Helleborus is the next ‘biggie’. “The new varieties are being bred for use in the landscape, but another benefit is that they look really good in a container.”