Rugged Lenten Rose in Your Landscape

What a pal!

How’s this for a resume: Lenten Rose or hellebores prefer shade or part shade, bloom in very early spring, oftentimes popping out of a light snow cover in zones 4 to 9; the shiny green leaves stay luscious throughout the summer and most of the winter (except when I accidentally step on them); they are deer and frost resistant and drought tolerant; and they’re really beautiful flowers, which can wake up the edge of a woodland in Spring. Oh, one more thing, if they’re happy, they’ll spread, but not get crazy about it.