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Winter Thrillers™ 'Green Gambler' Helleborus

Winter Thrillers™ 'Green Gambler' Helleborus (Lenten Rose)
Winter Thrillers™ 'Green Gambler' Helleborus (Lenten Rose) Winter Thrillers™ 'Green Gambler' Helleborus (Lenten Rose)
Winter Thrillers™ 'Green Gambler' Helleborus
Photo Courtesy of Chris Hansen

Common Name: “Lenten Rose”

(Lenten Rose) Helleborus 'Green Gambler' is an exciting new color in the Winter Thrillers™ Series. 'Green Gambler' is bright green in color. Typically green Helleborus are known for being slow growers, 'Green Gambler' is just as vigorous and floriferous as the other Helleborus in the Winter Thrillers™ Series. The large, single flowers are 3 inches wide and the green flower will sport some burgundy spotting, veining, or picotee on each petal. Some of the blooms may even flower as a double. Helleborus are a great perennial for early spring color, blooming much earlier than other perennials. 'Green Gambler' grows well in part shade to full shade locations and is an excellent choice for woodland and shade gardens. Helleborus are a deer and rabbit resistant variety.

Flower Color: Light Green
Height: 1-2 Feet     Spread: 2 Feet
Hardiness Zone: 4-9  
5.5" Pot
1.89 qt/1.78 L
$15.99 ea.
$15.19 ea.
$14.39 ea.
$13.59 ea.

Lenten Rose Growing Tips:

Hellebores are enjoyable to grow because they are low-maintenance and disease/pest-free. Simply trim back last year's foliage in the spring. They can adapt to almost any growing conditions. Though they prefer rich, moist, organic soil, they will also grow in sandy or clay soil. They can even tolerate short periods of drought. The soil pH can range anywhere from slightly acidic to slightly alkaline. Hellebores are shade plants that need to be protected from the hot afternoon sun. They will grow in full shade under large deciduous trees as long as they receive full sun from winter to spring before the trees get their leaves. To increase the number of hellebores in your garden, mulch them heavily in the fall. The new seedlings will grow in this mulch come spring and can then be transplanted elsewhere in the garden. WARNING: Hellebores are poisonous. Do not consume any part of the plant!

Winter Thrillers™ 'Green Gambler' Characteristics & Attributes

Sun Exposure
  • Partial Shade
  • Full Shade
Soil Moisture Needs
  • Moist
  • Moderate
  • Cut Flower or Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Evergreen
Critter Resistance
  • Deer
  • Rabbit
Season of Interest (Flowering)
  • Early Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Design Use
  • Massing
  • Border
  • Container

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