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Andromedia is a great shrub for the woodland border. Blooms early in spring, tolerates light shade, and is deer resistant. There are many varieties that fit the bill. ‘Valley Valentine’ is a favorite of mine. ‘Dorothy Wycoff’ has dark green foliage in the summer, setting it apart from other Pieris japonica.


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Hellebores usually bloom here in March, if not slightly earlier, putting on a show for close to 8 weeks. What more could you want!

Hellebores are one of the easiest long blooming perennials you can grow.

Helleborus – pixieperennials.com

I fell in love with Hellebores 20 years ago while visiting Sissinghurst. Struck by their beauty, I planned on growing them back in the States. Easier said then done. At that time they were difficult to find, with very little variety. Today’s market boasts an array of colors in a palette sure to please.

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Helleborus – pixieperennials.com

Unfortunately most of my labels have disappeared over the years except for Helleborus x hybridus ‘Snow Bunting’.

Hellebores have beautiful showy flowers and interesting leaves. They are great for shade or part shade and are easy to grow. Once established, they form colonies. An added bonus, hellebores are deer proof! Pick up a few to grow this year.

Hellebores prefer a humus rich soil and like to be protected from biting winds which can damage the foliage.

If you like green, check out the hellebore below.

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Helleborus – pixieperennials.com