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If you’re anything like us, you’ve been anxious to get your hands in the soil of your garden beds for weeks!  So, as our Spring Perennial plants begin to arrive, we want to educate you on some options for adding colour into your landscape this season!

Hellebore is a showy plant that produces thick, leathery, evergreen leaves with large, cup-shaped flowers, making them the perfect addition to brighten up your shade-loving garden. Known for their unique foliage and large, single, deep burgundy-red flowers, these charming blooms turn deeper pink and take on green tones as they mature.  This colourful shade perennial plant offers long-lasting flowers, with a 6-8-week bloom time, popping up at the same time as daffodils and tulips.

When planting your Helleborus, you will want to consider the following:

Sun Exposure should be partial or full shade, they are an easy to grow plant that will do best in shady borders, containers under trees or large shrubs, woodland gardens or naturalized areas.

Soil Type should be normal to sandy and moisture should be average to moist, luckily on the pH side of things, Helleborus are a pretty forgiving plant being able to grow in neutral, alkaline or acidic conditions.

Here at Anna’s, we offer the Lenten Rose Variety, “Anna’s Red”, which has a plant height and spread of 18”-24” and hardiness of -34°C. If you do end up taking one or some home, we suggest that you water well until established and prune any old leaves in late Winter before the buds emerge for Spring.

Plant the beautiful Hellebore in groups for the best visual impact and to provide lovely groundcover. Be sure to share your garden photos as we love to see our plants blossoming in their new homes!

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