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Helleborus 'Midnight ruffles'

Lenten Rose

Plant Type: Perennial
MORNING sun/AFTERNOON shade to FULL shade

Double black hellebores are one of the most sought-after colors and they are rare in the trade. Add some dramatic flair to your spring garden with ‘Midnight Ruffles’! Large 3”, velvety black flowers with contrasting light yellow stamens have three times the number of petals than a single hellebore.

Like the other double flowered hellebores in the WINTER THRILLERS™ series, they retain their color for up to 12 weeks, long after the flowers are spent. You’ll hardly even notice when the flowers are finished because they just keep looking fresh for so long. This feature greatly expands their shelf life and season of interest in the landscape.

This plant was featured on the Martha Stewart Show in March, 2012!

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.


Height

18-22"

Spread

24"

Growth Habit

FILLER (mounded)

Landscape Application:

Group or mass under trees and woodland gardens where flowers can be viewed in early spring.

Helleborus 'Midnight ruffles' Plant Care:

Remove tattered winter foliage in early spring. Prefers rich, moist, well drained soils and wind protection.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 4 (-30/-20F)

Lenten Rose Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest

MIDSEASON (May-June)

Early Season (March - April)
Soil Moisture Needs

Moderate soil moisture.

Moderate
Special Benefits
Cut Flower / or Foliage
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant

Lenten Rose Additional Information

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