In our new Flower of the Week series, we'll bring you all things flower, from the cost to the season to the little details you need to ask your florist. This is your go-to guide for blooms ranging from ranunculus to rose. So take a minute to stop and smell (and read!) every "flower Friday."
Sometimes called Lenten roses (although with no relation to the rose family), these sweet and delicate blooms have long been beloved by gardeners, and they've recently starting to come into popularity in floral design. Known for their nodding blossoms that droop in the most endearing way, their lazy stature can sometimes be hard for florists to design around, but they seem to have been finding a way! Maybe you’ve never noticed them, but we would guess that if you started to look, you’d find them in half of your centerpiece and bouquet pins on Pinterest. One thing to note if you plan on having any pups in your wedding, though: Hellebores are poisonous, so make sure you keep them away from kids and animals.
Almost year-round, but peak seasons are January through March and June through September.
Although they're versatile because of their simplicity and size, we imagine them working best in loose garden arrangements or something with a boho vibe.
Shades of purple (some so deep, they almost look black!), white, green, and pinks. Most are variegated, with a couple of different colors, or spotted.
It depends on the variety, but these blooms are on the more affordable side.
Around seven days.
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Works well with:
Because they’re so simple, hellebores make for very versatile flowers that mix well with many different blooms. They can be paired with roses and peonies, ranunculus or anemones (which have a similar shape), or anything that feels fresh from the garden and romantic. For a sophisticated monochromatic bouquet, pair white and green hellebores with white garden roses and lots of foliage. For a moody and dramatic centerpiece, use deep-purple hellebores mixed with burgundy peonies, dark berries, and chocolate cosmos.