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Winter Thriller™ Wedding Ruffles Hellebore

Winter Thriller™ Wedding Ruffles Hellebore

Helleborus hybrid Winter Thriller™ 'Wedding Ruffles'


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'Wedding Ruffles' is a rare combination that Helleborus fans have been craving for years: bright white color on lush, fully double blooms! Bred for the spring garden, 'Wedding Ruffles' is also the perfect addition to a bridal bouquet! This cultivar is the result of 15 years of careful hand-breeding by Wayside alumnus Chris Hansen.

Part of the Winter Thriller™ series, this Lenten Rose was carefully selected and hand-bred by hybridizer Chris Hansen. The Winter Thrillers are known for their strong stems, outward-facing blooms, and, of course, their bloom time. The calling card of Lenten Rose is its unique ability to add color to the garden while most plants are still dormant, even covered in snow! 'Wedding Ruffles' complements snowy winter landscapes beautifully with the pristine white color of its blooms.

Like all Helleborus, 'Wedding Ruffles' requires a good amount of shade and appreciates evenly moist, well drained soil rich in organic matter. It will tolerate clay soil, and in the cooler zones it will tolerate more sun. Water frequently until the plants become established, after which they become more drought tolerant and only need constant moisture in exceptionally dry, hot weather. A year-round mulch helps to keep the roots moist. The evergreen foliage keeps its beauty all year, especially since it generally goes un-nibbled by pests like deer: an especially important quality if you intend to grow it in a wooded area!

Helleborus readily seeds, slowly expanding its colorful shade empire. In the summer you should pull any of these seedlings that you do not want (these may not come true to their parentage), and transplant the rest into their permanent spots. Once established, Helleborus resent having their roots disturbed, so you should only divide them when necessary, and you should avoid division by spacing them properly in the first place. Zones 4 to 8.