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Hellebore Days at Piccadilly Days on Friday and Saturday

POSTED: February 27, 2014 1:00 a.m.

With spring officially three weeks away, the late blooms of hellebores are set to open leading Piccadilly Farm to be the site of a spectacular display of thousands of the Lenten Roses in full bloom.

The farm will celebrate the blooming sight during its 22nd annual Hellebore Days from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 1971 Whippoorwill Road in Bishop. Piccadilly Farm was the first large producer of Lenten Roses in the United States.

The free event will feature the late winter blooms of hellebores in a mix of white, pink, rose, purple and pale green. Piccadilly Farm offers more than 15 types of hellebores including mixed colors, doubles and special colors.

Besides being an excellent hardy evergreen groundcover for shade gardens, hellebores are drought-tolerant; deer- and pest-resistant; require little maintenance; and are adapted to most areas of the United States.

For those unable to attend, the gardens will feature many other types of plants such as camellias, conifers and native wild flowers in the spring.

Groups are welcome to visit by appointment. Call 706-765-4444 for more information.


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