Helleborus – French Kiss Lenten Rose
Like the lights of Paris, French Kiss Lenten Rose, Helleborus, enchants us with romantic blossoms of pure white lined and veined with raspberry pink. You can expect multitudes of 3-3.5″ flowers. Part of the Honeymoon 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 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.
Plant in shade to part shade.