Common name: Lenten Rose
Flower Color: White Shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?: Part shade (4-6 hrs. direct sun) Full shade (< 4 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Low water needs Average water needs
Need critter resistant plants?:Deer resistant Rabbit resistant
How fast should it grow?: Slow
When should it bloom?: Early Spring Mid-spring
Looking for seasonal interest?: Evergreen (in some or all zones
How's your soil?: Average Soil Fertile Soil
Sweet or Sour Soil?: Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0) Alkaline Soil (pH > 7.0)
What's your garden style?: Container/Patio Woodland/Shade Eclectic
You’ve enjoyed the double-flowered Hellebores of the WEDDING PARTY™ series, try the equally lovely single-flowered selections of the HONEYMOON™ Series from Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizer Hans Hansen. In his breeding work, he selects for plants with notable vigor, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant, and rich flower colors.
Helleborus 'French Kiss' has 3-3.5”, single white flowers lined with raspberry pink that veins in toward the center of the petals.
Hellebores are the harbingers of spring, blooming for six weeks or more beginning in late winter. They are often flowering during the Christian season of Lent, from which they get their common name, Lenten Rose. This is the perfect plant for naturalizing in moist, woodland areas where its extensive root system will spread as far as it is allowed.