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Helleborus × hybridus ‘Anna’s Red’
Helleborus × hybridus ‘Anna’s Red’
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Helleborus × hybridus ‘Anna’s Red’

Lenten Rose

USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.255.540

The Lenten Rose is an easy spring blooming perennial for the shady woodland garden. Plants produce bushy clumps of thick, leathery evergreen leaves. Flower stalks appear in early spring, bearing showy cup-shaped blooms. This strain features single blooms in deep burgundy-red on red stems. The leaves are marbled and have a pink tinge to the marbling as they emerge. Site these where they will stay for many years, since the plants resent being disturbed. Trim the old leaves to the ground in late winter before the buds emerge, to allow the flowers maximum impact. Bred by Rodney Davey and named after plantswoman Anna Pavord. It took twelve years to achieve the goal of breeding a red hellebore with marbled leaves. USPP#24720: unlicensed propagation prohibited. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten/Skin irritant.

Further details for
Helleborus × hybridus ‘Anna’s Red’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate