• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 12 to 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Stunning Shade Loving Blooms
    Blooms:
    Late Winter to Early Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hel-eh-BORE-us
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 12 to 18 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Winter to Early Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Hosta (Hosta); Ligularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in organically rich, moist, well-drained soil, with neutral pH. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates dry spells, particularly in cool, shady settings. Fertilize after bloom. Protect roots with a thick layer of mulch.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Shade
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Lenten Rose was selected as the 2005 Perennial Plant of the Year. Bred by Marietta O'Byrne, considered by many to be the best Hellebore hybridizer in the world. Brought to market by Terra Nova Nurseries.

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