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Helleborus WEDDING PARTY® 'Dark and Handsome' (Lenten rose)
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Helleborus WEDDING PARTY® 'Dark and Handsome'

Lenten rose

Walters Gardens, Inc. hybridizer Hans Hansen has a passion for hellebores. In his breeding work, he selects for plants with notable vigor, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant, and rich flower colors. The WEDDING PARTY™ series showcases his double flowered selections, available in numerous, beautiful color shades.


3", double black flowers with a lighter center. -Walter's Gardens

Helleborus 'Dark and Handsome' is a part of the WEDDING PARTY® Series from Walter's Gardens. Helleborus 'Dark and Handsome' bears 2½-3", near black to black-purple flowers.


 

SIZE
Helleborus 'Black Tie Affair' LP32 - 32 per flat Availability
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Height

18-24 Inches

Spread

18-24 Inches

Spacing

18 Inches

Bloom Color

Black

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 WEDDING PARTY® 'Dark and Handsome' 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.

Good Substitutions

Lenten rose Helleborus HONEYMOON®
Lenten rose Helleborus HONEYMOON® 'New York Night'
Lenten rose Helleborus HONEYMOON® 'Vegas Nights'
Lenten rose Helleborus HONEYMOON® 'Rome in Red'

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Shade
Full Shade
Part Sun
Part Sun
Early Spring
Early Spring
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Pollinator-friendly
Pollinator-friendly
Groundcover
Groundcover
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerance
Salt Tolerance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Cut Flower
Cut Flower

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Dry
Plug Type
Landscape Plug™
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Spring / Early Summer
Green Infrastructure
Woodland
For Animals
Caution: Toxic
Propagation Type
Seed cultivar