Helleborus Blushing Bridesmaid
photo of Helleborus 'Blushing Bridesmaid' courtesy of Walters Gardens

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. Helleborus 'Blushing Bridesmaid' bears double white flowers with raspberry pink veining and picotee edges.

  • Height: 45-60 cm (18-24 in)
  • Spread: 56-60 cm (22-24 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4
  • Sun or Shade: partial shade to shade
  • Bloom Time: early spring
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: pink and white shades
  • Critter Resistance: deer and rabbits

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Despite their reputation of being hard to grow, Hellebores are not fussy plants. Give them rich, moist organic soil and shade from hot afternoon sun during the summer. They can even tolerate short periods of drought. Hellebores are evergreen so after the plants are actively growing trim back any foliage that has been damaged in the winter. Hellebores are poisonous so do not consume any part of the plant.

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