Scientific Name: Helleborus orientalis ssp. orientalis Form: Weeping, Mounded
Common Name:lenten rose Texture:Coarse
Family Name:RanunculaceaeHabit: Pendulous, Arching
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.4 - 0.7m x 0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Compound, Basal, Leathery, Glabrous, Oblanceolate, Elliptic, Serrate
Flowers: Cyme, Pink, Purple, White, Mar- Apr
Fruit: Follicle, Brown, Jul- Jun
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade, Full sun only if soil kept moist
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Landscape Uses: Spring interest, Perennial border, Attract beneficial insects
Key ID Features:Leaves basal, palmately compound with 7-9 leaflets that are serrated, leathery, and glossy; flowers large, cup-shaped, rose-like, usually nodding 7-10 cm wide, usually in clusters of 1-4 on thick peduncles rising above the foliage.