Helleborus x sternii

Lenton Rose

Evergreen Perennial

This compact evergreen perennial, tough and adaptable to sun or shade, displays leathery pewter foliage atop red stems and puts on a generous winter to early spring display of apple-green blooms blushed with burgundy. To maintain its handsome good looks and pleasing growth habit, cut the flowering stems to the ground after the blooms fade.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average, Low


Size: 12 - 24 tall x 18 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Clumping, Mounding
Foliage Texture: Bold, Coarse
Foliage Quality: Bold, Coarse

Features: Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Silver / Gray, Green

Flower Color: Chartreuse / Lime
Bloom Season: Feb, Mar, Winter, Spring

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Hell Strip, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Dry Shade, Low Water / No Water, Tough / Fool-Proof
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Plant Behavior: Re-seeds in some conditions
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Great Plant Pick, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos