Helleborus Red Sapphire

Winter Jewels™ Series

Lenten Rose, Hellebore

Type: Perennials
Height: Short 12" (Plant 2' apart)
Bloom Time: Early Spring to Late Spring
Sun-Shade: Mostly Sunny to Full Shade
Zones: 5-8   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic, Sandy
Flower / Accent: Rose / Red
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Glowing, double rose red flowers – so rich! Edges of Helleborus Red Sapphire are carefully outlined with a dark burgundy. Very well branched, free flowering strain. Float flowers in clear bowls for an elegant centerpiece. The Winter Jewels™ collection highlights the most outstanding hand pollinated, very large, double flowered Helleborus strains available.

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.

Features to Note:

  • Deer Resistant
  • Edgers
  • Evergreen
  • Winter Interest
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • Blooms for 4 Weeks or More
  • Rabbit Resistant
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Dry Shade Tolerant

Helleborus General Information:

Helleborus were named the Perennial Plant Association's Plant of the Year in 2005. They are perfect perennials when you need a splash of color as you weary of winter's grip. Lovely nodding cup-shaped flowers herald the coming of spring. Avoid dry soil with full sun. Good evergreen groundcover.

Helleborus Plant Care:

Prefers humus-rich, well-drained soil and regular watering. Spent flower heads can be cut back to promote new foliage growth and to prevent too many volunteer seedlings. Many plantlets will form around base of parent plant and will bloom around the third year if left alone. Division is generally not needed but can be performed in early spring if desired.

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