Helleborus x hybridus

Lenton Rose

Evergreen Perennial

The Lenton rose is a widely grown perennial treasure. Much-adored for its contribution to the winter garden scene, many gardeners enjoy collecting them and enjoying the wonderful variety of pretty faces. An effective way to enjoy them is to cut a variety of blooms and float them face up in a shallow bowl.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Average, Low


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

Features: Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Flowers, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Black, Burgundy / Maroon, Chartreuse / Lime, Ivory / Cream, Lavender / Lilac, Magenta / Deep Pink, Mixed / Variable, Mutli-color, Purple / Violet
Bloom Season: Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec, Winter

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Beds and Borders, Container, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Naturalize, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Deer Resistant, Dry Shade
Wildlife: Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Year-round Interest, Late Winter / Early Spring, Three Seasons of Interest
Plant Behavior: Naturalizes, Re-seeds in some conditions
Collections: Great Plant Pick, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low, medium

Plant Combos