Helleborus 'French Kiss' -
Commonly called Lenten Rose, hellebores welcome spring to our gardens. Starting in late winter to early spring, colorful blooms begin popping open against evergreen foliage. The French Kiss Hellebore is part of the Honeymoon® Series from Walters Gardens hybridizer Hans Hansen. The Honeymoon® Series includes several of our other helleborus plants such as the 'Spanish Flare', 'Sandy Shores' and 'New York Night'.
Brighten your garden with a 'French Kiss'. The large (up to 3.5 inches wide) single white flowers are outlined with deep wine, veins and throat. Perfect for naturalizing in shade to partially shaded areas.
Hellebores bloom when few other garden plants are during the cold of early spring. Being deer and rabbit resistant keep them from most plant damage that happens during that time. Perfect for woodland gardens, too.
As with all Hellebores, you will want to plant the Helleborus French Kiss where they can grow and live for many years. Hellebores resent being disturbed. In late winter, clip all of the old evergreen growth (leave new growth) just before new buds emerge so the focus will be on the colorful flowers. Hellebores are harmful if eaten and can cause skin irritations so be sure to wear gloves and protective clothing when planting and removing old foliage.
French Kiss Helleborus are grown in one gallon containers. Plants may be partially bare rooted for shipping to west coast addresses.
- Category: Perennials, Perennial Plants, Helleborus, Evergreen Perennials
- Plant Type: Evergreen
- Light Requirement: Partial, Full Shade
- Soil Condition: Well Drained
- Bloom Season: Spring
- Bloom Color: White
- Mature Height: 1 - 2ft
- Growth Rate: Slow-growing
- Planting Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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Please Note: Beginning in September, many plants begin to go dormant.
Some plants may have already dropped their leaves, died back to the ground or are beginning to turn yellow when they arrive to you. Deciduous trees, shrubs, perennials and groundcovers do go dormant.
This is a normal stage for plants at this time of the year. Plant upon arrival as roots continue to grow while the ground is warm. Some plants require seasonal maintenance and may have been pruned.