Hellebores or lenten roses are one of the first perennials to flower in spring. These shade-lovers make an excellent groundcover under large deciduous trees and grow well in moist soil, too.
There are many varieties of hellebores available in many colors, and now there's a new one that features beautiful golden and red flowers. 'Golden Sunrise' features brilliant canary-yellow flowers with red veining and edging. 'Golden Sunrise' is a mixed strain so each plant has a variation of yellow and red flowers. While the 2- to 3-inch-diameter flowers are downward facing, the red coloration shows through the backs of the flowers, providing a colorful spark when viewed from above. Like all hellebores, 'Golden Sunrise' grows best in woodland areas, spreads readily, and can flower for up to 6 weeks. It's hardy in USDA zones 4 to 9.
For more information on this new hellebore, go to: Garden Crossings.