Common names: Lenten rose, Hellebore; Scientific name: Helleborus orientalis; Family: Ranunculaceae; Genus: Helleborus;
Plant type: Perennials; Height: 12-18 in. (30-45 cm); Flower colors: Pink, Purple, White; Flowering time: Spring.
Helleborus orientalis (Lenten rose, Hellebore),is a herbaceous perennial flowering plant in the family Ranunculaceae. Native to areas of Eurasia. Flowering in late winter or very early in spring. The flower are pink,white and purple, cup-shaped, rose-like, usually appear in clusters of 1-4 on thick stems rising above the foliage. The leaves are dark green, lance-shaped leaflets with sawtooth edges.