Here are some notes about hellebores from Wikipedia
- They are particularly valued for their winter and early spring flowering period; the plants are surprisingly frost-resistant and many are evergreen, and are excellent for bringing early colour to shady areas under trees.
- The scientific name Helleborus derives from the Greek name for H. orientalis "helleboros"; "elein" to injure and "bora" food. Many species are poisonous.
- Hellebores flower in spring time, which in the Northern hemisphere is around the period of Lent, and they are often known as Lenten hellebores, oriental hellebores, or Lenten roses, but they are not related to the rose family.