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Winter Thrillers™ 'Midnight Ruffles' Helleborus

Winter Thrillers™ 'Midnight Ruffles' Helleborus (Lenten Rose)
Winter Thrillers™ 'Midnight Ruffles' Helleborus (Lenten Rose) Winter Thrillers™ 'Midnight Ruffles' Helleborus (Lenten Rose) Winter Thrillers™ 'Midnight Ruffles' Helleborus (Lenten Rose) Winter Thrillers™ 'Midnight Ruffles' Helleborus (Lenten Rose)
Winter Thrillers™ 'Midnight Ruffles' Helleborus
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Common Name: “Lenten Rose”

(Lenten Rose) If near black Helleborus is what you are looking for, 'Midnight Ruffles' from the Winter Thrillers™ Series is a great selection. The ruffled double, 3 inch velvety black flowers contrast nicely with the butter yellow stamens. 'Midnight Ruffles' is a very vigorous strain of double black Helleborus, which hold its color for up to 12 weeks. Even after the blooms are spent, they still look like a fresh bloom. Helleborus are the first sign of spring in the perennial garden, blooming up to 6 weeks earlier than many other perennial varieties. 'Midnight Ruffles' is a great selection for woodland and shade gardens. Helleborus 'Midnight Ruffles' is a deer and rabbit resistant selection.

Flower Color: Black
Height: 1-2 Feet     Spread: 2 Feet
Hardiness Zone: 4-9  
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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™ 'Midnight Ruffles' 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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