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Helleborus orientalis/Lenten Rose

Helleborus orientalis / Helleborus orientalis
Winter and spring flowers
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Winter and spring flowers

Nodding creamy-white flowers and foliage

A mass planting in full bloom in the Upper South where lenten roses grow best

Close-up of flowers a little past their peak bloom

Creamy-white, just one of many colors of lenten roses

Early foliage growth before flowers appear

Close-up of attractive foliage

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Scientific Name: Helleborus orientalis
Common Name: Lenten Rose
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Pink
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: Large, cup-shaped, rose-like flowers are produced in late winter. Flower color is variable and may change with age of a specific flower. Upon opening the flowers are generally white, fade to pinkish and to rose-purple. Clumps may be divided after they finish flowering. Helleboruses do not do well in the lower part of zone 8.