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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

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Details:

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
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
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Bee Friendly, Cut Flowers
Ships to Canada No
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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

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3.4

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Low maintenance (3)

Cons

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      Reviewed by 7 customers

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      4.0

      Healthy plant in the shade

      By 

      from Chesapeake,VA

      About Me Avid Gardener, Master Gardener

      Pros

      • Low Maintenance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Raised Beds

        Comments about American Meadows Lenten Rose:

        shade garden companion with ferns

         
        5.0

        A beautiful sight to see, popping out of

        By 

        from Michigan

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Low Maintenance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Border Control

          Comments about American Meadows Lenten Rose:

          I have 6 different plants in my garden, several different colors and they have all bloomed beautifully ever since bringing them home. Easy to grow, no maintenance and a wonderful sight to see after a long cold winter. I want to plant more! They are in a very shaded area along with my Hostas. The first plant I had was the green, what an unusual delightful plant.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          age?

          By 

          from Atlanta GA

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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?

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Never Bloomed

                By 

                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 

                from Birmingham, AL

                About Me Getting Started

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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.

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Slow grower

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                      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 

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

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