With big blooms the color of apricots, Honeymoon Sandy Shores Lenten Rose (Helleborus hybrid) makes a subtle but colorful statement in the landscape. Once you “meet” a hellebore, you are likely to fall in love with their unique flowers, and the honeymoon will never be over with this pretty multicolored hybrid. Hardy in zones 4 through 9 and able to grow in most soil types, this is a versatile perennial for garden beds and containers.
Sandy Shores can tolerate salt and periods of drought, so caring for the plant is easy. It grows upright to nearly 2 feet high and around, so it can fill a container or be planted in groups to create a low border or mass of rose and apricot-colored blooms. The flowers appear in spring against the backdrop of pretty green rose-like leaves and attract bees to the garden. Deer and rabbits avoid the plants.
Honeymoon® Sandy Shores Lenten Rose Care
Hellebores produce these pretty blooms in shady conditions, so be sure to place your Honeymoon Sandy Shores in at least partial shade, especially in warmer zones to protect it from hot afternoon sun. Choose just about any soil, but the plant prefers alkaline or neutral soil. Just be sure it drains well enough to prevent the area around the plant’s roots from becoming soggy. You can mulch around the hellebore after planting to help cool the soil and feed the roots, but be sure to keep the crown of the plant above the mulch, not buried in it. Organic mulch helps keep the soil rich, but you can add a granular, balanced fertilizer each spring.
Although slightly drought tolerant, Lenten Rose needs average, regular watering. The soil can be slightly moist, but not soggy, so plan watering according to soil moisture. Otherwise, this is an easy-care plant. Just cut away old leaves as new growth begins to appear in late winter or early spring. Removing old growth is not critical, but gives new branches room to fill in. You can remove old flower stems as they fade in spring, and can even cut fresh ones to bring inside.
Honeymoon® Sandy Shores Lenten Rose Spacing
Fill a garden bed or container with Honeymoon Sandy Shores Lenten Rose for multicolored, apricot-tinted interest. Space hellebores about 18 to 24 inches apart from one center to another so each has room to fill out each spring.
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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.
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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.
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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
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.