Lenten Rose (Helleborus x hybridus) in the Hellebores Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 12-18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: color is extremely variable, ranging from creamy white to pink to light rose-purple, frequently with beautiful interior spotting
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Winter
Uses: Provides winter interest
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of the plant can be highly toxic if ingested and can cause eye and skin irritation
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Cold stratification may not be necessary but is usually recommended
Other info: Hellebore seed may take 6-18 months (or more) to germinate
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2002 Great Plant Picks Award Winner

Various bloom colorations of one Helleborus plant

Garden Tours:  Valleylynn, Lynn SmithGarden Tours: Valleylynn, Lynn Smith
By Sharon on November 12, 2011

Let's take a trip this week to Oregon and visit the lovely gardens created by Lynn Smith and her husband, Cliff. It's always fun to step out of our own climate to see what grows well in another, and sometimes it's even more fun to see what our climates have in common. You are going to love what you see!

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Location: Zone 5Date: 2015-04-14 Various bloom colorations of one Helleborus plant
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Location: Western NCDate: April 2014
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Location: JBsPlants at Roblyn Farm, New JerseyDate: April 2019
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Location: ElkhartDate: 2019-11-10First time seeing it grow ...
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Source: Wikimedia Commons
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Photo: Tim McCormack
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Date: 2014-01-20
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Date: 2014-01-20
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-02-16
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Location: ElkhartDate: 2020-05-31
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Date: 2015-01-30
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Location: ElkhartDate: 2020-05-31
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Location: SunZone 6aDate: 2013-04-22
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Date: 2014-01-20
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Date: 2015-01-30
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Location: TwispDate: 2011-05-20
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Location: WashingtonDate: 2016-02-25
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Location: Shade garden Z6aDate: 2009-04-14
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Courtesy Crownsville Nursery
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Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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