Helleborus (Lenten rose)

lenten roselenten rose

They have had more flowers than last year, and they are blooming one after another now.
They used to be the expensive, high-level flower.
But they became familiar since they appeared on the market by a reasonable price.
There are niger and orientalis (lenten) in this group and blooming time is different.
In Japan, all of helleborus are commonly called Christmas rose,

Wrote on April 4 2011