Can the Lenten rose be successfully grown in Iowa?


Can the Lenten rose be successfully grown in Iowa?


While more demanding than many other perennials, the Lenten rose (Helleborus x hybridus) can be successfully grown in Iowa.  The Lenten rose requires a fertile, well-drained soil in partial shade.  Also, choose a site protected from strong winter winds.  The evergreen foliage of the Lenten rose may become scorched or tattered when subjected to strong winds in winter.  


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