Feb 4, 2019
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Today's topic is Helleborus orientalis: A Mini
Helleborus orientalis or more commonly known
as the Lenten Rose.
blooming into spring.
- Lenten rose likes to
grow in warmer climates. Sunset has it zoned for 2b to 10 and then
zones 14 to 24.
- Grow only about
1-foot tall and 1 ½ feet wide spreading over an area.
- Flowers are 2 to 4
inches wide on branching stems up to 1 foot tall.
- Flowers come in
white, purple, pink, cream, and green-ish.
- Like almost entirely
shaded areas and don't like to be moved once planted, though this
species is more tolerant of transplanting
- They like to be
fertilized once or twice a year with a well balanced
- Like neutral or
lower pH soils, like most other Hellebores.
- These plants need
moderate to regular watering, meaning not that drought
- Native to Greece,
Turkey, and the Caucasus'.
- If you do end up
transplanting them, do it in the spring right after they have
finished blooming so they can get reestablished in their new
location and possibly set new flower buds before fall and
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