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Botanical name: Helleborus orientalis
Other names: Lenten rose, Lenten hellebore, Oriental hellebore, Winter rose
Species: H. orientalis - H. orientalis is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen or evergreen perennial with leathery, deep green basal leaves with lance-shaped leaflets and, from midwinter to mid-spring, stout, branched stems bearing nodding or outward-facing, saucer-shaped, white, sometimes pink- or green-flushed flowers becoming pinker with age.
Helleborus orientalis is: Semi evergreen
Flower: Greenish-white, White, Purple, Pink in Spring
Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons
Toxicity: Ingestion may cause severe discomfort; skin irritant.
Specific diseases: Black death of hellebores
Pruning: Low maintenance this plant requires only the removal of dead flower stems and leaves.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation: Propagate in spring or summer.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division, Seed. REGISTER to read more...
Helleborus orientalis (Lenten rose) will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.
Cultivation: Since these plants prefer soil to be moisture retentive mulch with manure or compost in spring as well as applying a small amouint of complete plant food.
Soil type: Chalky
Soil drainage: Moisture-retentive
Soil pH: Alkaline
Light: Partial Shade
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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