Helleborus Penny's Pink, Lenten rose, foliage
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Helleborus Penny’s Pink, Lenten Rose

Incredible spring foliage is bronze green with electric pink veining, as if a pair of pink fishnet stockings had been wrapped around each leaf. As the season progresses the veining turns creamy white. Complementary purple buds open to rich mauve pink flowers. Being sterile they are very long blooming. Leaves turn green in summer with purple stems.

Lenten Roses are wonderful additions to the shade garden or naturalized woodland garden. With their dark, thick, evergreen foliage they look fantastic in and out of bloom. In late winter or early spring their nodding 3-4″ cup-shaped flowers emerge. Flowers dry on the plants, sometimes persisting for months. They are easy to grow in average soil and are tolerant of drought once established. A long lived perennial, Lenten Rose resists pests, deer and rabbits. Old foliage can be cut back in late winter before new flowers emerge. Poisonous.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Helleborus Penny’s Pink

Common Name

Lenten Rose

Bloom Color

Pink

Bloom Time

Early Spring, Late Winter

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Shade

Height

24″

Width

24″

Uses

Beds, Evergreen, Ground Cover, Naturalize, Woodland Gardens

Resistance

Deer, Drought, Rabbit

Soil

Average, Rich

Water Needs

Average, Low

Zone

4-9

Plant Type

Perennial