Helleborus hybrids Sunshine Strain
Helleborus hybrids 'Sunshine Strain' photo Suzanne Patry

Lenten Rose

Helleborus 'Sunshine Strain' Hybrids are from the breeding program of master Hellebore hybridizer Barry Glick. These are divisions from his established plants. The colours are mixed so, if you are looking for a specific colour, buy them in bloom.

  • Height: 41 - 46 cm (16 - 18 in)
  • Spread: 46 - 61 cm (18 - 24 in)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4
  • Sun or Shade: partial shade
  • Bloom Time: spring
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: mixed colours
  • 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.