Looking for easy care perennials that bloom in early spring? Here are 5 reasons you should plant the hellebores, also known as the Lenten Rose.
The Lenten Rose is not part of the rose family, although the name is a bit deceiving. The blooms are rose-like, but hellebores get their name from when they bloom, which is during the season of Lent.
It prefers partial shade to shade locations with moist, well-drained loamy soil that is slightly acidic to alkaline.Hardy to zones 4-9, the lenten rose flower colors range from whites, to pinks and purples.
Lenten Roses bloom early and long
They are super easy to care for perennials that will return yearly
Hellebores grow and bloom in the shade
They are simple to propagate and reseed themselves with ease