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lenten rose

helleborusorientalis.
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There is always something of interest in the garden, and if you have Lenten roses, there is no excuse for having the winter doldrums.
In January and February, crocuses, early daffodils, and snowdrops bravely face frigid weather, but perhaps the most welcome flower of winter is the Lenten rose, so named because it is usually in bloom during the Christian season of Lent.
Avoid a peat-based compost for the Lenten Rose types.
The Lenten roses are my favourites as they come in a number of different colours, from white and pink, through to a deep, dusky wine red, almost black, flower.
Lenten roses are normally much easier but occasionally slugs will take flowers or they may be in too much shade to initiate buds the previous season.
PLANT Lenten roses to brighten up dull problem areas and to cheer up evergreen winter pots.
EXPERT TIP Lenten roses grow best in a part-shady border next to snowdrops or in between the foliage of later flowering herbaceous perennials.
QTHE leaves on my Christmas and Lenten roses are covered in brown marks.
For striking results combine it with bronze fennel, a dark- leaved Japanese maple or the new elderberry, Sambucus Black Lace, purple-flowered opium poppy, Lenten roses and viola Bowles Black or the decorative leaves of dusky purple sage, Salvia officianalis Purpurascens and heuchera Plum Pudding.
Lenten roses, for example, are not only good border plants but can form the centrepiece in spring-flowering containers.
Most Lenten roses have nodding flowers on stalks up to 15in tall amongst sparse foliage, which bulks up later in the season to form a good ground cover layer.
Close behind are the Orientalis types, known as Lenten roses and Helleborus Foetidus or stinking hellebore.