When anticipation of spring weather is at its highest, it is often the bleakest time of year for gardeners—until now. King Single Red Lenten Rose will put you in mind of warmer days to come with huge, 4" flowers that signal the end of winter. Though snow may still blanket the landscape, the striking blooms of this classic Hellebore break through to offer pops of rich burgundy-red color to the barren scene. Drought tolerant and deer resistant, the low-growing plant makes a lovely border or container garden addition. Use it as a floral ground cover to provide winter interest to bare spots between evergreens or among shrubbery. Prefers shady sites.
Helleborus orientalis 'King Red'
Sun Exposure:Partial Shade, Full Shade
Height/Habit:24 - 28 inches
Spread:18 - 24 inches
Spacing:18 - 24 inches
Flowering Date:From late winter until mid spring
Planting Instructions:Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Plant the roots with the crown at soil level. Firm soil around roots and water in well.
Winter Care:Prefers sheltered area out of wind and harsh sun. A mulch can be provided in the coldest zones.
Shipped:DORMANT 3" POT
Growth Rate:Slow to medium
Flower Form:4" flowers with 5 petals. Classic Hellebore shape.
Foliage Type:Glossy medium to deep green, leathery leaves divided into 7-9 toothed leaflets. Evergreen in warmer climates.
Pruning:Trim back last year's foliage in late winter to early spring for a clean look.
Soil Requirement:Well drained
Watering Requirement:Low water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
When will my order ship?
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:
2020 Spring Shipping Schedule
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