We have Hans Hansen, a hybridizer for Walter’s Gardens in Michigan to thank for this beautiful Lenten Rose Wedding Party Confetti Cake. Hans is renowned for his eye for quality and vigor and the hybrids he produces are nothing short of spectacular! Confetti Cake is no exception with its beautiful snow white double blooms with just a sprinkle of burgundy confetti in the center and the green and white stamens contrasted by the dark green leathery leaves. This late winter, early spring bloomer will intrigue you with its 2 ½ to 3 inch blooms that arrive earlier than any other spring blooming plant and remain evergreen all year round.
Hellebores are native to mountainous regions of Europe, along the Balkan region to the Adriatic Sea. They are vigorous, hardy alpine plants that grow in full to part shade. They are capable of growing in sub zero conditions of the extreme North and also take the hot humid summers of the Deep South with equal vigor. There are not many plants that have such a wide range of habitat conditions and look this lovely. Deer and rabbit don’t browse on them as they are bitter tasting and are poisonous if consumed. They are also salt tolerant so Coastal gardeners can appreciate their beauty in their shade gardens and Northern gardeners won’t have to fret about sidewalk or highway salt effects.
Wedding Party® Confetti Cake Lenten Rose Care
Categorized as one of the easiest to care for spring perennials, Hellebores can tolerate a wide range of soil types. They prefer a well drained moist rich soil full of organic matter, but will thrive even in average soil, like sand or clay. Once established they are fairly drought resistant. They also thrive in any alkaline to neutral soil, being effective at taking nutrients just about anywhere they are planted. They will appreciate a consistently moist soil, so water during extremely dry periods and apply a mulch to help retain that moisture. They send their roots deep, so when first planted, be sure to loosen the soil about 6 inches deeper than you need to give their roots an easier time. Hellebores will slowly fill your garden bed over the years. They prefer to be planted in full shade, but will tolerate some light sun. Hot afternoon sun will burn the leaves. All you need for fertilizer is an application of well composted organic material once or twice a year.
Deadhead the spent flowers to keep the plant focused on flower production. If you leave the flowers after they die, the plant will proceed into the seed production stage. Being a hybrid, the seeds may not produce plants similar to their parent plant. Remove any wilted or yellowed branches and leaves to keep the plant tidy and reduce chances of any plant diseases from taking hold. Mulch your plants in late fall, then in late winter, early spring, move some of the mulch away from the plant to encourage the new growth.
Wedding Party® Confetti Cake Lenten Rose Spacing
Spacing plants properly is important in every shade garden habitat due to the propensity of shade plants to develop fungal diseases. Allow 18 to 24 inches of space in between plants to aid in good air circulation. They will mature at about 24 inches tall and wide. Divide crowded plants every 2 to 3 years by digging them up in late winter before new growth appears, and dividing the roots, making sure there are at least two buds per root. Plant a little deeper than the ground level but not too deep. Mulch to protect your new plant divisions from the cold. There are many colors of Lenten Rose available on the market today, consider mixing the colors for a spectacular display in your late winter, early spring garden.
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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.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. 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 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.
For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.
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.