Hellebores are some of our most favourite perennials for shady areas and we use them wherever possible. Terra Nova Nurseries Inc. is offering, for the first time this year, a collection of very large, double flowered hellebores developed by Marietta O’Byrne (Northwest Garden Nursery). This stunning selection of plants is known as the Winter Jewel ™ Series and they are gorgeous! Our choice for this week’s Plant of the Week is ‘Jade Tiger’. (Photos courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries Inc.) Botanical Name: Helleborus Winter Jewel ™ Series ‘Jade Tiger’ Common Name: Double Hellebore ‘Jade Tiger’ Plant Type: Perennial Habit: Clumping Growth Rate: Moderate Size: 12” tall by 24” wide Soil Type: Best grown in well-drained, fertile, humus-rich soil. Exposure: Shade Foliage Colour: Dark Green Bloom Colour: Shades of light green with red-purple edges Bloom Time: January, February, March Additional Attributes: Deer resistant. Blooms can be left to dry out on the plant for extended period of interest. Blooms make a great cut flower.