Helleborus – Pink Frost Lenten Rose
A crowd favorite, Pink Frost Lenten Rose, Helleborus, is cherished for its multitudes of burgundy buds which open to 3″ two-tone pink and white, outward facing flowers that mature to burgundy. Flowers are held above their shiny silver leaves and red stems.
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 in well drained site. Plants need to dry out between waterings.