Helleborus Winter Thriller™ Series

Helleborus Winter Thriller™ 'Showtime Ruffles'

Lenten Rose

Helleborus Winter Thrillerª ÔShowtime RufflesÕ

Photo Credit: Susan Martin


Helleborus Winter Thriller™ 'Showtime Ruffles'

Lenten Rose

Hand-pollinated and selected by breeder Chris Hansen for outstanding vigor, large 3-4" flowers and clear colors, this fantastic series gets better every year. Over 20 years of breeding work has resulted in single color strains with single and double flowers that retain their color for up to 12 weeks. Hellebores are highly recommended for their evergreen foliage, strong deer resistance, and tolerance of shade and dry soils. 'Showtime Ruffles' bears striking raspberry purple, double flowers with pink, ruffled edges. Since they are from seed, some variation in color should be expected.

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 8
  • Height: 18Ð22"
  • Spread: 24"
  • Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Spring, Late Spring, Mid-Spring
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Purple Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: No
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Plant Details

  • Zone: 4 - 8
  • Height: 18Ð22"
  • Spread: 24"
  • Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade
  • Soil Moisture: Low Water Needs, Moderate Water Needs
  • Drought tolerant: No
  • Bloom time: Early Spring, Late Spring, Mid-Spring
  • Foliage Color: Green Shades
  • Flower Color: Purple Shades
  • Fragrant: No
  • Good Cut Flower: Yes
  • Native: Not native to North America
  • Bee-friendly: Yes
  • Deer resistant: Yes
  • Rabbit resistant: Yes
  • Attracts butterflies: No
  • Attracts hummingbirds: No
  • Groundcover: No
  • Roy Diblik Favorite: No

Grower Information

  • PowerPlug Size(s): 32s
  • Optimal Planting Time: Late Summer-Fall
  • Retail Sales Window: Spring
  • Moisture in Production: Average, Consistent
  • Requires Shade in Production: Yes
  • Vernalization Required for Bloom: Yes
  • Vernalization Beneficial: No