March 1, 2010

Helleborus x hybridus, Lenten Rose

Filed under: Deer-resistant Plants — admin @ 12:18 pm

helleborus-hybridusTired of winter and ready for spring? This plant is one of the earlier bloomers, putting on it’s show in late February. It’s a bit pricey, so hold on to your wallet, but what a treasure in the shady woodland garden, or under a stand of birch trees. The flowers come first and grow to about 10” and then the dark, glossy, evergreen foliage grows to about 15”. Hellebores are perfect for the woodland garden, preferring a pH of 7.