Helleborus – Dark and Handsome Lenten Rose
Dark and Handsome Lenten Rose, Helleborus, brings us romantic dark purple to black flowers in spring. Dark petals surround bright gold stamens, offering a beautiful contrast. Part of the Wedding Party Series, a group of Hellebores with notable vigor, rich flower colors, and showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant.
Lenten Rose 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 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. A premium shade perennial.
Plant in shade to part shade in well draining soil. Old foliage can be cut back in late winter before new flowers emerge. Poisonous.