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Helleborus 'Emma' (Lenten rose)
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Helleborus 'Emma' PPAF

Lenten rose

A beautiful introduction from noted Hellebore breeder Het Wilgenbroek. This variety is a nigercors hybrid which makes it very hardy in northern climates.

Helleborus 'Emma' is an early flowering hellebore with beautiful large white flowers that age to a greyish-pink. Very floriferous from December to May on a neat habit of dark green foliage with a lighter green veining. -Ashwood Nurseries

SIZE
Helleborus 'Emma' LP32 - 32 per flat Availability
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Height

10-12 in

Spread

12 in

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Lenten rose Interesting Notes

Hellebores are the harbingers of spring, blooming for six weeks or more beginning in late winter. They are often flowering during the Christian season of Lent, from which they get their common name, Lenten Rose. This is the perfect plant for naturalizing in moist, woodland areas where its extensive root system will spread as far as it is allowed.

Helleborus 'Emma' Growing and Maintenance 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. -Walters Gardens

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Butterflies
Butterflies
Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Early Spring
Early Spring
Average
Average
Dry
Dry
Evergreen
Evergreen
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Groundcover
Groundcover
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Salt Tolerance
Salt Tolerance

Additional Information

Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Propagation Type
Tissue culture
Attributes
Dry Shade