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Helleborus orientalis - Lenten Rose

December through March would not be the same without the Helleborus orientalis. The Lenten Rose will put on a constant show of these nodding gems through the winter. After a few years our plants went to seed. Now some of our Lenten Rose plants have white blooms with purple speckles and others these rich purple blooms. The original Helleborus orientalis plants that we purchased were all purple. The foliage of Helleborus orientalis is about 12-18" tall and the bloom spikes to 18". Helleborus orientalis reseeds freely and is easy to transplant when young.

Helleborus orientalis, Lenten rose

Purple speckled flowers of Helleborus orientalis - Lenten Rose. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.