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Showtime Ruffles Helleborus

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Regular Price: $39.98

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

Lenten Rose ‘Showtime Ruffles’ is among the first to welcome spring with its stunning plum-purple double flowers delicately edged in pink. Its nodding bell-shaped flowers bloom from late winter through spring and are essential for a shade to part shade location where they can deliver extra cheer. Deer and rabbit resistant. (Helleborus).

Zones 5 - 9
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Cut Flowers
Cut Flowers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 12-22" tall, 18-24" wide
Bloom Time Late winter to mid spring
Size Plant - 2.5" pot

Plant Information

12-22" tall x 18-24" wide. Let Lenten Rose ‘Showtime Ruffles’ chase away winter’s blues. Beautiful dark green foliage is evergreen, providing year around interest, but it’s the impossibly lush flowers that appear before any others in very early spring that make Hellebores one of the shade garden’s stars. Plant them in compost-enriched gardens where the soil is moist – under a tree, rhododendron, or on the edge of a shade border, where their early blooms will brighten the greys of winter. Easy-care, resistant to deer, voles, and rabbits, fertilize with compost and/or natural fertilizer when the first growth shows in spring. Keep soil evenly moist.
Common Name Showtime Ruffles Lenten Rose, Hellebore
Botanical Name Helleborus Showtime Ruffles
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink
Flower Size 2-3" Flowers
Mature Height 12-22" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" 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 Thick leathery evergreen leaves, emerges mahogany and then mature to dark green.
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers, Containers
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals All parts of plant are poisonous. 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


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

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from 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.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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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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