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Midnight Ruffles Helleborus

 
Lenten Rose Midnight Ruffles, Helleborus

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'Midnight Ruffles' Helleborus greets spring with dramatic, rare, almost black, double flowers. One of the most sought after colors, the rosy-black petals are highlighted by the delicate yellow center. Beginning in late winter, flowers bloom over 2 months in a shady spot. (Helleborus)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Containers
Containers
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock Gardens
Rock Gardens
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Great for Mass Plantings
Great for Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 18-22" tall, 20-23" wide
Bloom Time Late winter to mid spring
SKU ABLYPXX

Plant Information

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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ABLYPXX
ASLYP21 (Plant - 2.5" pot) - Out of stock.
AFLYP31 (Plant - 3.5" pot) - Out of stock.
Common Name Lenten Rose Midnight Ruffles, Hellebore
Botanical Name Helleborus Midnight Ruffles
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Almost Black
Flower Size 3-4" flowers
Mature Height 18-22" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 20-23" wide
Growth Rate Slow
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
Foliage Deep green, palmate leathery wide, glossy leaves.
Evergreen Yes
Planting Time Fall
Soil Type Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Easy to Grow, Cut Flowers, Containers, Evergreen, Rock Gardens, Low Maintenance, Great for Mass Plantings
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested. Toxic to dogs, cats and horses.
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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