This is the Home Page of Phedar Research and Experimental Nursery.
The website is gradually being revised so do not be surprised if you notice one or two inconsistencies.
We supply authentic species and some hybrid hellebore plants, authentic species and some hybrid woody peony plants (mudan), authentic species and some hybrid herbaceous peony plants and a few other plants that take our interest. We also supply seeds of these plants.
Our main objective is to resolve classification and nomenclature problems in the genus helleborus and the genus paeonia. To do this meaningfully requires true species specimens with impeccable wild provenance. Some of these plants that are surplus to our study requirements, and some exceptional cultivated hybrids that we grow for comparisons, are available for sale. This finances our research and our fieldwork. We do not buy in plants for resale and we do not propagate plants specifically for sale.
Phedar nursery is not a ‘normal’ commercial nursery and this is unlike most commercial horticultural websites. (We hope you read this with a sigh of relief.) There is no extravagant prose extolling the virtues of the plants available and all comments are based on first hand experience and observation. The website is more structured than is usual and you may need several steps to get to the plants you are looking for. If you persist much of what you will find is rare and unavailable elsewhere.
If you are still reading, then look around, we have lots to offer.