Helleborus Rio Carnival Lenten Rose
Bring delightful blossoms to your shady areas with Rio Carnival Lenten Rose, Helleborus. You can expect multitudes of 2.5-3″ light yellow flowers with heavy burgundy red speckling. 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 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.
Plant in shade to part shade in well draining soil. Old foliage can be cut back in late winter before new flowers emerge. Poisonous.
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