Helleborus (Lenten Rose)

Clumps of Helleborus (Lenten Rose) blooming at Christmas time can be very special. Be sure to locate these plants near a kitchen window, patio or walkway so that the winter bloom may be enjoyed to the fullest. Group them in shady locations under trees or large shrubs, woodland ...
Clumps of Helleborus (Lenten Rose) blooming at Christmas time can be very special. Be sure to locate these plants near a kitchen window, patio or walkway so that the winter bloom may be enjoyed to the fullest. Group them in shady locations under trees or large shrubs, woodland gardens, or border fronts. They may also be massed to form an attractive ground cover. Their leaves may become scorched and tattered in extremely cold weather, particularly if not insulated by snow cover. Bloom time varies considerably with the severity of the winter climate (December in warmer regions to March/April in the far northern part of its growing range), and they have a long bloom period of up to two months. Flowers sometimes bloom in the snow and can survive spurts of sub-zero temperatures. Once established, they are an extremely rugged plant, but their leaves, stems and roots are poisonous.

They are best grown in organic-rich, well-drained soils in part to full shade. Locate plants in areas protected from cold winter winds. They usually take time to get established, and clumps may be divided for propagation, but they never require division and grow best when left undisturbed. Plants may self-seed sparingly in optimum growing conditions.

To plant bare root perennials, dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2” below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly.

Supplied as #1 sized bare root. 
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