Helleborus California Dreaming
Helleborus ' California Dreaming' photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

Lenten Rose

Helleborus 'California Dreaming' is a lovely single-flowered selections of the HONEYMOON® Series from hybridizer Hans Hansen of Walters Gardens. In his breeding program he selects for plants with notable vigour, showy floral displays with large numbers of blossoms per plant, and rich flower colours. 'California Dreaming' has single clear yellow, unspotted flowers. This colour really shows up in the spring garden.

  • Height: 46-61 cm (18-24 in)
  • Spread: 46-61 cm (18-24 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4-9
  • Sun or Shade: part to full shade
  • Bloom Time: summer to fall
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: peachy
  • 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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