Hellebore, Lenten Rose

Hellebore, Lenten Rose

Common Name: Hellebore, Lenten Rose
Scientific Name: Helleborus orientalis
Family: Ranunculaceae
Native Region: Greece and Turkey
Garden Location: Turner Seasons Garden

8-10 foot deciduous shrub or small tree. Flowers are inconspicuous in spring but fruits ripen to bright red in the fall. Berries persist on the tree throughout the winter and are a favorite of wildlife. Prefers to grow in full sun to partial shade.