Starting in March 3" white blooms appear. The evergreen foliage allows the white flowers to really stand out. This cross between Helleborus niger and Helleborus lividius matures at about 18" tall.
Note: Do not fertilize Helleborus during the summer months, since this is their resting period. These varieties can be grown in direct sunlight, but prefer some shade. These evergreen varieties should be protected from harsh winds in the wintertime. Cool soil is the key to success with Lenten Rose.
A great plant to naturalize in the woods.
Photos courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC & Riverbend Nursery in Riner, VA
2' - 4'
1' - 4'
Primary Foliage Color
Seasonal Foliage Color
Sun and Partial Shade
Average: Ensure Planting Area Provides Good Drainage