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Helleborus orientalis

Lenten Rose

Known as one of the earliest flowering perennials in our area, the Lenten Rose’s blooms appear on 18” stems in very early spring and persist for up to 8 weeks. The large flowers range from cream to plum with a hint of green. Given rich, well-drained soil and shade, it will self-sow, creating a colony of plants with handsome evergreen leaves. An excellent choice for a deer resistant ground cover.

  • »  Orientalis varieties typically don't bloom until the second or third year

Height: 18 in
Spacing: 18 in
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9

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Plants will be in seasonal condition with appropriate foliage.

Size Price Each 2-12 12+ QTY
Trade Quart $14.95 $13.95 $12.95 SOLD OUT
Trade Gallon $18.95 $16.95 $15.95 SOLD OUT
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Allan Says...

Allan Says...

This is the granddaddy of lenten roses, a wonderful old-fashioned no-brainer. Plants are easy to establish, easy to care for and grow in almost any climate. Flowering occurs in spring and the pendulous flowers are usually off-white or pink. Plants are They are shade tolerant, but morning sun is most welcome.

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