Lenten Roses

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  1. When Does a Lenten Rose Bloom?
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Asked by Anonymous on November 7, 2010
When Does a Lenten Rose Bloom?

I planted a Lenten Rose this past summer and I was wondering when do thay bloom?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Lenten rose normally blooms in late winter or very early in the spring. The name Lenten Rose comes from the fact that it is normally in bloom around Lent.

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Asked by janegardens on June 28, 2012
What to Do With Hellebore

I have several hellebore plants, which I love and which thrive in my area. I cut off the “ugly” leaves at the end of the flowering season but am not sure what to do with the flowers. Should they be removed when they begin to look old, or left behind?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Unless you want lots of 'baby' hellebores, deadheading or cutting off the faded flower stems will be beneficial to prevent reseeding. If you don't mind additional plants popping up next season, you can always leave them, or at least a few, and simply remove and toss the others.

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Asked by Anonymous on February 27, 2015
Hellebores

Last year I purchased about 5 or so hellebores from a plant site online that sells retail and wholesale very inexpensively, mostly stinking hellebore. I lost all the info and can’t find it online. Does anyone know that sort of site? It had a $ limit of about $45.

Gail

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I do not know of the site you may have purchased from.

I always recommend checking with your local garden centers, as they usually will stock plants that are most suited for your growing zone.

If you know other gardeners that grow hellebores, asking where they purchased their plants is a great way to connect with sources.

Here is a great article about hellebores!

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hellebore/growing-hellebores.htm

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Asked by Anne Marie Henry on December 6, 2017
Lenten Rose

Is there anything specific that needs to be done to a Lenten rose before the snow flies?

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MichiganDot

No special care is required; indeed it is best NOT to cut down the old foliage as it offers some winter protection. In some places, the leaves are evergreen and only the tattered-looking leaves need be pruned off in spring.

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