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Helleborus × hybridus red selection
Helleborus × hybridus red selection
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Helleborus × hybridus red selection

Lenten Rose

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.256.380

(aka Helleborus orientalis red selection) 2005 PERENNIAL PLANT of the YEAR. The Lenten Rose is a close cousin to the more familiar Christmas Rose, and even easier to grow. Plants produce a bushy clump of thick, leathery evergreen leaves. Flower stalks appear in early spring, bearing large nodding flowers in shades of red. Site these where they will stay for many years, since the plants resent being disturbed. Trimming the old leaves to the ground in late winter will make the show of flowers more easily seen, and just generally tidy up the plants. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten/Skin irritant.

Further details for
Helleborus × hybridus red selection

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal 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
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Rabbit Resistant
   40-60 cm
   16-23 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.