|Common Name||Double Fashion lenten rose|
|Size||12-15" tall by 15-18" wide|
|USDA hardiness Zones||3-9|
|Sun / Shade||Part sun/full shade|
|Soil||Average garden soil|
|Disease and Pests||None known.|
|Landscape use||Foundation plantings, mass plantings, commercial landscapes, front or middle of the border, urban gardens, containers, dry shade|
|Market appeal / Uniqueness||Double white flowers bloom in profusion above leathery, dark olive green foliage. This new selection was chosen because it makes a large clump rather quickly both in a pot and in the garden.|
|Propagation Methods||tissue culture|
|Bloom Time||December to March|
Angela and Linda’s Garden Notes:
From the breeding brilliance of Belgian hellebore expert, Thierry van Paemel comes the Winter ™ Series. These superior, incredibly floriferous selections make wonderful pot plants and permanent, deer proof, drought tolerant additions to any shady spot. All selections are sturdy and vigorous with leathery evergreen leaves covered in a veil of beautiful powder-grey. Big, outfacing blooms are held well above the foliage, developing a greenish tinge as they mature. Blooming will begin in the winter months in mild regions and last well into the warmer days of spring.
Double Fashion is a clean, double, creamy white that fades to pale green. It’s the perfect plant for dry shade and the deer don’t eat the leaves r the flowers, so you will certainly get months of enjoyment each year from this drought tolerant, nearly evergreen perennial.
The best temperature to keep the hellebores from blooming in the fall in production greenhouses or tunnels is between 60 and 70 degrees F. If they should bloom to early you always can cut off the flowers. This is very unusual – plants also can start to flower to early when they have a stress situation like too much or insufficient fertilizer.
The best temperature for flowering is between 40 and 50 degrees F.