Flower Friday: Helleborus aka Winter Rose or Lenten Rose

I discovered Flower Friday last year while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and have been having a blast sharing some flower pictures and information. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!

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Today’s flower is one I’ve been waiting to share for many months now. It’s Helleborus aka Winter Rose or Lenten Rose and it only blooms in winter!

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Usually, ours bloom in February when we have a mild winter, but this winter has been so arctic. Our plants finally bloomed mid-April.

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When I went out to take pictures this morning, everything was still frosty.

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While everything else is still frozen and brown, this winter rose brings vivid color even to the coldest days. It was 24 degrees this morning and because the flowers were completely frozen, the speckled pink really pops.

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These are a perennial and come back every year with little care required. We have ours planted near our woods and leaf matter composts year-round to feed the plants.  As hardy as these are in winter, they don’t like the hot summer sun.

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Scientific NameHelleborus sp. commonly known as winter rose or Hellebore.

Higher Classification: buttercup family Ranunculaceae

Origins: native to Europe and Western Asia.

Blooms: late winter to early spring depending on location.


You can get these in a variety of colors!


I hope you enjoyed today’s Flower Friday! Have a great weekend!

31 thoughts on “Flower Friday: Helleborus aka Winter Rose or Lenten Rose

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  2. Nel

    Wow! Those are so beautiful! They breathe Spring into the air with their presence! Thanks for sharing! I love the color of yours and you are so right; that pink really pops with that morning sun and frost. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Carla. A gardner would be nice and I was just recently talking with my husband about this, but like he said, it wouldn’t be the same for me. Gardening is like therapy, but when you don’t have time it would be nice to have a little help. I look and P. Allen Smith and Martha Stewart and it think it must be nice! Lol 😁 But the work is worth it and it’s a great feeling. I’d take a house cleaner though haha. 😂💜

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        1. Oh I see what you mean. I love perennials too and sometimes wish I didn’t love annuals so much. 😂 It’s really nice to have pretty flowers come back every year. I just wish the blooms lasted longer like the annuals. Hope all is well with you and have a great week! Hugs. 😘💖

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  3. I just saw some of these recently and hadn’t ever seen them before, so I was extra excited to see your lovely post about them just now. It was very informative and the photos are so pretty! 😀 Thanks for sharing such great pics and info. ❤

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  4. starjustin

    Beautiful flower and for it to bloom in the winter at 24 degrees is quite the ‘pick me up’ blessing from God that we need when winters are sooooooooooooo long. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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