- 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|
|Flower Color(s): Black|
|Flower Description: Near-black shades|
|Bloom Period: Spring|
|Foliage Type: Herbaceous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Rabbit|
|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'|
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.
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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.