Helleborus 'First Dance' Lenten Rose

Available Fall 2023


Helleborus orientalis 'First Dance' produces double, 2-2.5" blooms that range from butter yellow to ivory with maroon picoteed edges and green centers. Also known as Lenten Rose, plants generally bloom from late winter into early spring. 'First Dance' is part of the Wedding Party® Series. With attractive evergreen foliage, this perennial makes a great ground cover in shady areas and it is also suitable for containers..

Helleborus orientalis 'First Dance' prefers light shade to shade and humus-rich, well-drained soil. It is drought tolerant once established. Cut back old leaves that look shabby in winter before the buds arise.


  • Common Names: Lenten Rose
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 18-24
  • Width at Maturity: 24
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: Winter, early spring
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts:
  • Tolerates: Deer. Rabbits. Clay Soil. Drought.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Evergreen.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

Your order will be shipped within ten days on either a Monday or a Tuesday. Your plants will arrive 2-3 days after you get an email with the tracking number.

This is to avoid plants getting stuck in transit over a weekend. Please trust that our small team is working as efficiently as possible to get these live plants to you safely. We appreciate your patience!

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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.