If you’re looking for a plant that blooms from late winter well into spring, maybe even into early summer, hellebore is the answer. Honeymoon Rome in Red hellebore is from the famed hybridizer Hans Hansen and it does all that and more. It’s sometimes called Lenten rose because it blooms near the Christian Lent season. This shade-loving, evergreen perennial has outward-facing single flowers – in a beautiful range of deep maroon to wine red and are 3 to 4 inches wide. The plant is 18 to 24 inches tall and wide.
Honeymoon Rome in Red can be used as an evergreen ground cover. Intersperse among shrubs or mix in the perennial garden. You can also plant under a shade tree, but select a spot that will have full sun through winter until the trees leaf out. Cut a few flowers and float them in a bowl for a lovely table decoration. In spring, you might find hellebores in garden centers. They are easy to work in spring pots and can be transplanted to the garden at the end of the season. Once established, hellebores are drought tolerant. Beware: all parts of hellebore are poisonous.
Honeymoon® Rome in Red Lenten Rose Care
Protect from strong western or southern sun. Water regularly until plants are established. Hellebores prefer organically rich, moist planting sites, but readily adapt to sandy or clay soil. They also are salt tolerant, making them an option for planting near pavement that is treated with deicers in winter.
About the only maintenance is removing winter damaged leaves, as needed. It’s possible the plant will drop seed, which will germinate into new plants. To promote this, apply a good layer of mulch. The seedlings will emerge from the mulch. Transplant the babies, if desired. Although hellebores self sow, they are not considered invasive.
Honeymoon® Rome in Red Lenten Rose Spacing
Space about 18 inches apart, center on center. Use as filler in a spring, summer or winter container.
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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.
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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.
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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
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- 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.