Lenten Roses think Lent is starting in January this year!
This photo was taken on January 6, 2016 in Champaign, IL. We had just gotten almost 4" of rain the previous week but the temps had dropped into the 20's again. These hardy plants sent up their flowers a bit too early and were a little droopy looking. Hellebores are wonderful plants and keep their glossy green foliage year round except in extremely cold years. I have mine planted under a sweetgum and in beds on the east side of the house where they get afternoon shade.