Helleborus Black Tie Affair
Helleborus 'Black Tie Affair' photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

Lenten Rose

The WEDDING PARTY™ series are double flowered selections in a wide range of colours. They are selected for vigour, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant, and rich flower colours. 'Black Tie Affair' has double black flowers with a lighter center.

  • Height: 46-61 cm (18-24 in)
  • Spread: 46-61 cm (18-24 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4-9
  • Sun or Shade: part shade to shade
  • Bloom Time: early to mid spring
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: black
  • Nature Attraction: bees

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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