Greet each new spring with this lovely Lenten rose, often the first flower to open after winter. A must-have beauty for the shade garden, it has large, light-yellow blooms that are heavily speckled with burgundy. Part of the single-flowered selection of hellebores, its long blooming period appears extended because green, petal-like sepals create interest for a long time. Rugged and easy to grow, this showy Lenten rose is 18-24 inches high. It is a long-living plant that will spread easily.
An evergreen, it has an upright and clump-forming growth habit. It resists deer, voles and rabbits while providing nectar for early bees that appear after mild winters. Hellebores are natives of Europe and indigenous from Slovenia to Macedonia. They are perfect plants for woodland gardens. Naturalize them in moist, wooded areas, or grow them on hillsides and slopes. Plant them with ferns, tiarella, hosta, and pulmonaria. Use them in the border, for example near your kitchen window where they can remind you that spring is here. They are suitable for growing in containers, acting as a filler in combination pots. Cut the flowers and place them in vases, or float blooms in a shallow bowl of water.
Honeymoon® Rio Carnival Lenten Rose Care
Locate your hellebores under a tree or in another shady spot. Prepare the soil well and deeply – don’t add too much compost to prevent rot from occurring. They don’t like to be planted too deep – keep the crowns (where the stems join the roots) at soil level. They like moist, well-drained sites. Water the plants well during extended dry periods. Lightly apply a granular, balanced fertilizer in early spring, or side-dress with compost. Plant them in average or fertile soil that is alkaline or neutral. Add lime to acid soil in fall if needed.
Prune back dead and ugly foliage before new growth in the spring. Remove old stems at that time. Groom the plants as required during the growing season. Before winter, you may add a light layer of mulch for protection if you wish. You will probably need to protect plants grown in containers.
Honeymoon® Rio Carnival Lenten Rose Spacing
Space your plants 18-24 inches apart. Clumps will get larger slowly, through seedlings not rhizomes.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.