Seasonal Flower Spotlight — Hellebores

Posted April 7, 2021

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Up here in the Hudson Valley, there's not much blooming until April.  One of the few exceptions is the beautiful, diverse hellebore, which starts to open its flowers at the end of March. These flowers will continue to bloom through April and May.  They are perfect for adding dusty tones to any spring arrangement.  So if you're looking for spring flowers for your wedding in that muted, muddy color palette, hellebores are a must have.

If you're trying to envision how hellebores could work for your wedding, take a look at these arrangements featuring hellebores!

The soft yellows from the daffodil and palest pinks from the butterfly ranunculus (along with that bright yellow pop from the forsythia) make this centerpiece traditionally "springy."  But the dark, dusty pink hellebore mute the pastels and bring a sophistication to the arrangement.  They also offer a contrast in tone so that the lighter daffodils and butterfly ranunculus have something to pop against.

Using very similar flowers but with a lighter hellebore and a pop of bright pink (thanks to those cherry blossoms!), this spring centerpiece switches from moody to bright and cheerful.  Instead, of dusty pink hellebores, this beige hellebore with bright pink dots helps bridge your eye perfectly from yellow to pink.

Spring Pastel Centerpieces

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A White & Blush Centerpiece

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If your style leans more toward light neutrals, there's beautiful cream and blush hellebores that will make that classic palette look fresh and seasonal.  Here creamy hellebores edged in pink and those blush butterfly ranunculus are tucked among mini white wildflowers.

A Bold Centerpiece with dark pops

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But my favorite hellebores are the bold, dramatic dark ones.  Their colors are so deep!  They are a black hole straight to my heart. 


I think many couples imagine darker color schemes for fall or winter weddings.  But some of the most beautiful dark flowers are actually spring flowers, and hellebores are a perfect example.  If your style is the rich tones of a Dutch still life painting — lights and darks playing off of each other — then spring flowers, and specifically the diverse hellebore, are made for you.

Want to see more hellebores?  Check out our editorial inspired by a 19th century artist's studio!  We also used all locally grown spring flowers for that moody centerpiece.  And if you want to keep up with what's blooming, be sure to sign up for our newsletter below.  Subscribers get bonus content about each flower featured that is only available to them!