Common Names: Lenten Rose
Botanical Name: Helleborus x sternii
Plant Family: Ranunculaceae
Native Range: Garden origin
Life Cycle: Perennial
Hardiness Zone: USDA 6a-9b
Habit: Plants grow 18 inches tall by 3 feet wide.
Sun/Soil: Partial to full shade in average soil
Germination/Sowing: Needs cold stratification in order to germinate and some experience with this would be helpful. (Full instructions will be included with seeds.)
Growing/Care: This is one of the easiest garden plants to grow. It's a hybrid between Helleborus argutifolius and H. lividus. The leaves alone make it a keeper. The flowers are just an extra bonus.
Culinary Uses: None. Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
Medicinal Uses: None. Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
Themes/Designs: Mediterranean, Ecological, Low water, Woodland
(Seeds and photos provided by my friend Evan Bean over at The Practical Plant Geek.)