Lenten Roses are indispensable performers for the garden in the toughest time of the year: winter and early spring, when humans are starved for color, and pollinators for nectar. Spanish Flare solves both these issues not just beautifully, but with style. Creamy petals sport a maroon flare which feather out from chartreuse stamens like fireworks. Did we mention, hellebores put this show on in partial to full shade? They are attractive to bees and hummingbirds, yet deer and rabbits are less interested in them. They are evergreen, adding bold texture to the shade garden, and make a lovely cut flower floating in a bowl. Coming in under two feet tall and wide, Spanish Flare is an easy choice to fit in to your winter color scheme.
Spanish Flare comes from the Honeymoon Series of hellebores (Helleborus), the work of noted breeder Hans Hansen, and was selected for vigor, high blossom count, and rich color combinations. This plant is descended from the branch of the hellebore family that flowers during the traditional Christian season of Lent, giving them the name “Lenten Rose.” Spanish Flare makes a great upright filler for winter interest in containers, or massed for luscious color in the shady border. Imagine it with red-twigged dogwood, under a red witch hazel, or next to lime and red heuchera and primroses.
Honeymoon® Spanish Flare Lenten Rose Care
Hellebores are low maintenance customers asking little from the gardener. Spanish Flare is hardy from Zones 4-9, prefers partial to full shade and can tolerate some drought once established. They are even salt-tolerant. For soils, average or fertile is fine, with a pH from alkaline to neutral.
Most gardeners clean up their hellebores in late fall/winter, removing any damage or unsightly leaves to allow the blooms to shine and prevent any disease spread.
NOTE: Hellebores are poisonous if ingested.
Honeymoon® Spanish Flare Lenten Rose Spacing
Approximately 18 to 24 inches is a perfect range for spacing your Spanish Flare hellebore, in the landscape or in pots.
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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.