New This Week
February 20, 2023
Plant of the Week: Hellebores
Hellebores are one the earliest perennial flowers to bloom, their rose-like blossoms signifying spring is on the horizon!
Hellebores, also known as Lenten Roses, are very easy to grow in part shade to full sun conditions, provided they have some shelter from harsh winter winds and receive sunlight in the winter. The plant is extremely low-maintenance, only requiring you to clean off dried leaves occasionally (after the severe cold of this past December, you may need to cut back more frost burnt leaves than usual). The blooms on this evergreen perennial last months (sometimes December-May depending on the cultivar!).
USDA Growing Zones: 3-9
Sun Exposure: Ideally partial shade in summer and direct sun in winter, but highly adaptable
Soil Needs: Moist but well-drained
Water: Like moisture, but don't let them sit in water. Once established they become more drought tolerant and shouldn't need any supplemental watering.
Bloom Time: Mid-winter-late spring
Flower Colors: White, pink, purple, or yellow
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
We will have multiple varieties of Hellebores available when we open this spring including Apricot Beauty, Winter Queen, Ashwood, Sunflare, and Dorothy's Dawn!