Plant of the Week: Corsican hellebore

Corsican hellebore is a hearty evergreen that produces pale green flowers in late winter.

The High Line’s planting design is inspired by the self-seeded landscape that took root on the elevated rail tracks after the trains stopped running. The High Line includes more than 300 species of perennials, grasses, shrubs, and trees — chosen for their hardiness, adaptability, diversity, and seasonal variation in color and texture. Some of the species that originally grew on the High Line’s rail bed are reflected in the park landscape today.

This week we share with you one of our Gardeners’ current favorites.

Spot this beautiful bloom along the High Line and imagine yourself on a faraway Mediterranean beach. This native of Corsica and Sardinia doesn’t grow wild anywhere else in the world, although you’ll find this ornamental in many gardens.

Corsican hellobore, or Helleborus argutifolius, is an ornamental with leathery green leaves and pretty green cup-shaped blooms late in winter. The flowers can be easy to miss due to their color. Make sure to take your time while strolling through the Chelsea Thicket to ensure you don’t miss it.

Between West 21st and West 22nd Streets

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