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Helleborus 'Dark and Handsome'

Lenten Rose

Plant Type: Perennial

Helleborus 'Dark and Handsome' bears 2.5-3", near black to black-purple flowers. Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizer Hans Hansen has a passion for hellebores. 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. The WEDDING PARTY™ series showcases his double flowered selections, available in numerous, beautiful color shades.

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.

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