Helleborus 'Pine Knot Strain' Lenten Rose



Helleborus orientalis 'Pine Knot Strain' Lenten Rose is a blend of Helleborus whose blooms are mostly single but may be semi-double or double. 'Pine Knot Strain' has a wonderful range of colors from dark slate purple-blue to pink, pure white, picotees, yellows, and everything in between.

Lenten Rose are prized perennial plants that bloom from late winter to early spring. Helleborus have attractive leathery, dark green, evergreen leaves making them great ground cover plants. 'Pine Knot Strain' Helleborus is drought tolerant, once established, and will grow happily under deciduous trees.

Helleborus 'Pine Knot Strain' is grown best in morning sun or light shade with good air circulation. It prefers organic-rich, well-draining soil. Lenten Rose will tolerate sun if provided consistently moist soil. Cut back old leaves in winter if they look shabby.


  • Common Names: Lenten Rose
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade
  • Soil Preference: Prefers moist, well-drained soil.
  • Height at Maturity: 15-18
  • Width at Maturity: 18
  • Bloom Color: Multi-Colored
  • Bloom Time: Late winter to midspring
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer. Rabbits. Clay Soil. Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Cut Flower. Evergreen.

Care and Growing Tips

'Pine Knot Strain' Hellebores will self-sow and naturalize over an extended period. The older leaves can help deter seedlings from growing and spreading underneath them, so if you want to limit the seedlings, we recommend only cutting the foliage back if it is shabby.

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Shipping Info

IMPORTANT: We are at capacity for shipping the week of 4/22. All new orders will be shipped the week of 4/29 (or later, if your Zone has not started shipping in the list below).

We have a huge amount of orders to get through, so we appreciate your patience while we work extra hard to make this happen. Thank you!


All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 10-7: Already started
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you wish to receive your plants earlier than what's on this schedule, please send us an email after you place the order. Please note that we only ship on Mondays and Tuesdays for the safety of the plants in transit.

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.