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Lenten Rose

Lenten Rose illuminates the shady garden with charming, unique blooms. This plant prefers moist soil and is fantastic with Hostas and Ferns. (Helleborus orientalis)

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Plant - 3" pot
Plant - 3" pot

Price: $23.95

Sale: $11.98

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Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 12-18" tall, 12-18" wide
Light: Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time: Late winter to mid spring
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 72PER
Common Name Lenten Rose or Hellebore
Botanical Name Helleborus orientalis
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Mixed
Estimated Mature Height 12-18" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Late winter to mid spring
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Borders
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • Hosta Albomarginata

    Hosta Albomarginata

  • Astilbe Straussenfeder

    Astilbe Straussenfeder

Description
These spectacular little plants become more popular every year, and no wonder. They thrive in shade, are perfectly hardy, and have lovely flowers in endless colors and color combinations. The 2-3 flowers begin blooming in late winter or very early spring.

Hellebores demand good humusy soil and partial or full shade, much like many of our woodland wildflowers. Lots of gardeners use them in pots on shady patios. The plants usually stay around a foot in height, and the stunning flowers often last for months, so be sure to site them where you'll enjoy the bloom.

These are evergreen plants in warmer climates, so if you live in a heavy winter area, you may want to pot your Lenten Roses and bring them into a protected place during the coldest months.

You may have also heard of the Christmas Rose. Its another species of Hellebore, and blooms during the winter.

More Info: There is a nursery in West Virginia named Sunshine Farm and Garden, operated by the Lenten Rose guru, a guy named Barry Glick. They are the true experts, and a visit to their fascinating website will tell you all you need to know: Sunshine Farm & Garden

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • Hosta Albomarginata

    Hosta Albomarginata

  • Astilbe Straussenfeder

    Astilbe Straussenfeder

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3.0

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By heartholder

from Atlanta GA

About Me Avid Gardener

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        Comments about American Meadows Lenten Rose:

        THEY TAKE 4 YEAR TO MATURE BEFORE THEY WILL FLOWER FOR THE FIRST TIME. is this true?

         
        2.0

        Never Bloomed

        By Core

        from Wausau WI

        About Me Casual Hobbyist

        Pros

        • Still Alive

        Cons

        • Needs Extensive Watering
        • Never bloomed
        • Slow Growth

        Best Uses

        • Border Control

        Comments about American Meadows Lenten Rose:

        Planted in an area that is shady and needs to be watered. Did not thrive and didn't bloom, although advertised as shade plant.

         
        3.0

        I killed it...not sure why

        By karen smith

        from Birmingham, AL

        About Me Getting Started

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          Cons

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              Comments about American Meadows Lenten Rose:

              I didn't repot the plant as the instructions said...so I figure I'm the culprit.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Slow grower

              By wingthing

              from Whitestone, NY

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Pros

                Cons

                • Colors Not As Expected
                • Slow Growth

                Best Uses

                  Comments about American Meadows Lenten Rose:

                  I had this plant for two years if not three. It is a very slow grower like Japanese ferns. First time to see blooms this year. There are about 7 blooms now and they are all in pink instead of different shades (white/dark red/light pink/chartreuse)as shown on picture. Some leaves are brown during winter time. Flowers are not full or close together like picture either. Just one flower here and there. Look a little sad. The flowers are all facing toward the ground so i had to get close to the ground to see how they look like. It is great to see flowers blooming this time of year but I hope they will look better next year.

                   
                  5.0

                  Gorgeous plants!

                  By plant lover

                  from Chattanooga, TN

                  About Me Master Gardener

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Long Bloom Time
                  • Low Maintenance
                  • Pest Resistant
                  • Reliable Growth
                  • Vivid Colors

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Large Areas

                    Comments about American Meadows Lenten Rose:

                    [...] flowered generously the first season. Tree fell on top of two plants, but they continue to thrive. Plan to order more.

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                    Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                    • Garden Gloves

                      Garden Gloves

                    • Hosta Albomarginata

                      Hosta Albomarginata

                    • Astilbe Straussenfeder

                      Astilbe Straussenfeder

                    Shipping

                    Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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                    Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
                    • Garden Gloves

                      Garden Gloves

                    • Hosta Albomarginata

                      Hosta Albomarginata

                    • Astilbe Straussenfeder

                      Astilbe Straussenfeder

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