• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full to partial shade
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more in extreme heat - for best performance.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 12 to 14 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Shade Loving
    Blooms:
    Late Winter to Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:hel-eh-BORE-us
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 12 to 14 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Winter to Spring
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleAsian/Zen
    Companion PlantsCoral Bells (Heuchera); Ligularia (Ligularia); Hosta (Hosta); Lungwort (Pulmonaria); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide well-drained soil, rich in organic matter. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Requires less frequent watering when established. Feed with an acid fertilizer after bloom. Keep roots cool 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 in extreme heat - for best performance.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Lenten Rose was selected as the 2005 Perennial Plant of the Year. Winter Jewels® Cotton Candy was 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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