Spectacular DOUBLE Blooms of White and Raspberry Pink!
Lenten Rose "Blushing Bridesmaid" needs to be in your garden because...
● it has huge blooms up to 3 inches across!
● it thrives in those difficult shady spots
● its unique coloring shines for months in the winter or early spring garden
Tough, Gorgeous Lenten Roses – Now in Spectacular Double Form!
Lenten Roses have long been popular in American gardens. They are easy, long-lived and blooming in late winter and early spring, when most plants are still dormant. But their colors were limited and blooms were single and smallish. Then those clever breeders turned their attention to them, and the results are spectacular! Blushing Bridesmaid, one of the Wedding Party Series from Hans Hansen, has huge blooms as much as 3 inches across, and not only are they fully double, they have a lovely two-toned coloring of raspberry pink and white. The red suffuses the back and edges of the petals, becoming richer as the bloom matures. Plant a few to lift your garden out of the ordinary!
Blooms up to 4 months – in Winter!
These spectacular blooms begin in late winter and earliest spring, when everything else in the garden is sleeping. You’ll even see them peeking through a late snow, brightening your day and telling you that spring is right around the corner. They stay colorful throughout spring, only fading when the weather warms up for summer. As an added bonus, the evergreen foliage, rich green and resembling small palm leaves, springs up after blooming is done, adding interest to your garden when blooming season is long over.
Healthy, Hardy, Easy to Grow, and Deer-Resistant, too!
These tough plants will live up to 50 years of more, and nothing is easier to grow! They thrive in most any soil, even heavy clay; they laugh at heat, drought and cold; and, they are untroubled by pests or disease. Growing into neat clumps 18” tall and 2-3 feet across, they slowly spread to make a wonderful ground cover for those difficult shady spots under trees. This Lenten Rose also makes a delightful focal point in the shady perennial bed when they bloom in the winter to early spring. And you don’t need to worry about finding your plants decimated by critters – deer and rabbits don’t bother them.
Though Lenten Roses (Helleborus) grow equally well in the North or the South, they do require dappled to full shade. They tolerate drought quite well and will grow in most any soil type, from sandy soil to heavy clay. Of course, as with most perennials, they will grow most lushly if given a rich soil with plenty of organic matter for good drainage.