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Wedding Party Black Tie Affair Lenten Rose

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  • Full Shade to Partial Sun (0 - 5 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 18 - 24 Inches
  • Mature Spread 18 - 24 Inches
  • Growing Zones 4 - 9
  • Use As A Filler In Containers

Lenten Rose (Helleborus hybrids) are some of the most underrated perennials in the late winter garden. They brave the chill of winter and snow to bloom faithfully every year. The Wedding Party® series has some of the most dramatic color combinations available for this increasingly popular perennial. ‘Black Tie Affair’ Lenten Rose could dress up any patio or deck planter with its deep green, fleshy foliage and double flowers that have an almost black edging. 

Lenten Rose is immune to deer browsing, even in areas with high populations. The semi-evergreen foliage remains clean and primarily disease-free 12 months of the year, while the flowers appear just when it seems spring will never arrive in late winter. Hellebores look great in the garden but will grow quite nicely in a container alone or as part of a mixed seasonal planting. Early spring bulbs, hostas, bleeding hearts, and ferns all look great paired with Hellebores.

Wedding Party® ‘Black Tie Affair’ Lenten Rose Care

Hellebores will grow well in part sun to fully shaded locations as long as the soil drains well all year. Wet roots in the winter often cause root rot in Hellebores, which will eventually kill the plants. Hellebores prefer neutral to alkaline soil; acidic soils should be amended with lime to bring the pH up to at least a neutral level. Hellebore should be mulched early in the spring to ensure that the soil retains moisture for summer. Use organic compost or shredded leaves, and fertilizing will not be required. As the mulch breaks down, it will add nutrients to the soil. Hellebores also like their soil to dry out in between waterings, especially if they grow in full shade. Cold, damp soils often encourage pests and diseases. 

Semi-evergreen perennials only require pruning to remove damaged or dead foliage and spent flowers at the end of spring. The foliage should be left in the colder growing zones to protect the growing crown over the winter. This will die back naturally and can be left to compost in place in the spring. The warmer zones can cut back the older foliage in late fall to make way for flowers. Clearing the foliage in the fall helps eliminate potential pest issues that usually die off with freezing temperatures. 

Wedding Party® ‘Black Tie Affair’ Lenten Rose Spacing

The overall height and spread of ‘Black Tie Affair’ is a compact 2 feet. Plant each Hellebore 2 feet apart on the center to allow plenty of air circulation between plants. Grow a single Hellebore in a container with at least a 10-inch diameter if growing.

Wedding Party® 'Black Tie Affair' Lenten Rose Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
Plant Type: Perennial
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Sun (0 - 5 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 18 - 24 Inches
Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Black
Flower Description: Near-black shades
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Rabbit
Tolerates: Salt
Attracts: Birds
Container Role: Filler
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Low Maintenance
Brand: Proven Winners
Common Name: Wedding Party Black Tie Affair Lenten Rose
Other Name(s): Wedding Party® 'Black Tie Affair'
Scientific Name: Helleborus 'Black Tie Affair'

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes 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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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 a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Guarantee and Warranty

Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an automated email with tracking information. 

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Planter Shipping

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