Lenten rose

Helleborus orientalis

Helleborus orientalis 'Guttatus'
Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of Thompson & Morgan Seedsmen, Inc.
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Lenten rose (Helleborus orientalis)
hel-LEB-or-us or-ee-en-TAL-iss
Genus:  Helleborus
This hairless or slightly hairy perennial has over-wintering, leathery, deep green basal leaves each divided into 7 or 9 leaflets. From January until May, masses of white or greenish-cream flowers, becoming pink with age, appear on branched stems.
Care:  Grows best in rich, well-drained, neutral to alkaline soil, but it tolerates most growing conditions.
Propagation:  Divide after flowering in early spring or late summer.
Problems:  Slugs, snails, aphids, leaf spot, and black rot.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Characteristics
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Spring,
Winter
Flower Color
Pink Flower,
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Naturalizing
Style
Rock Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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