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Brandywine® Helleborus

SKU: AM014601
$39.98
per Plant - 3" Pot
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Overview
Appearing in late winter to early spring, ‘Brandywine’ Lenten Rose delivers delicate blooms in graceful colors to shade and part shade areas. Known for its large flowers that open outwards (as opposed to nodding towards the ground) in both double and anemone-style blooms, this compact plant is excellent in containers and front borders. Expect mix and match burgundy, pink, cream and salmon flowers with varying spots and bright center eyes to pop up as plants reseed and naturalize. (Helleborus orientalis)
key features
Botanical Name
Helleborus orientalis Brandywine®
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Long Bloom Time, Cut Flowers, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Mature Height
12-18" tall
Mature Spread
12-18" wide
Bloom Time
Late winter to mid spring

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