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DIY Garden Minute Ep54 Show Notes

Feb 4, 2019

This is the DIY Garden Minute by Spoken Garden!  "Teaching you tips and tricks for your Garden in one minute!"    

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Today's topic is Helleborus orientalis: A Mini Plant Profile  


Helleborus orientalis or more commonly known as the Lenten Rose. 

  • Late-winter 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 fertilizer.  
  • Like neutral or lower pH soils, like most other Hellebores. 
  • These plants need moderate to regular watering, meaning not that drought tolerant.  
  • 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 winter. 

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