Lenten Rose

Lenten Rose Helleborus orientalis
Lenten Rose (Helleborus orientalis)
At a Glance
  • Exposure: Full Shade, Partial Sun/Shade
  • Mature Height: 15 to 18 Inches
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
  • Soil Conditions: Moist, Well-Drained
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Bloom Color: Bi-color, Blue, Green, Pink, Purple, Red, White
  • Bloom Season: March through April
  • Size: Small

Features of Lenten Rose


Excellent low growing mound shaped plant and one of the earliest flowering in the late winter very early spring. Clean glossy foliage that is semi-evergreen. Slow to establish but are long lived once they do. Foliage tends to be evergreen. Sap may cause skin rashes. Reported to be deer and rabbit resistant.


  • Need high organic matter soils that are moist and in a shaded location.
  • Remove damaged foliage in the spring.