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Red Racer Winter Thriller™ Lenten Rose
Rare Velvety Wine-Red Blooms in Late Winter!

Red Racer Winter Thriller™ Lenten Rose

3 1/2-inch Pot
Item # 36074
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Each Bloom is 3 inches wide or more.

Each plants boasts up to 75 blooms each season!
This evergreen sports velvety, mahogany-red blooms in great profusion: Up to 75 of these 3½-inch flowers open on each mature plant, creating a sea of beautiful wine-red color in your shady garden!

'Red Racer' is part of the Winter Thriller™ series of Hellebores, a group 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!

Like all Helleborus, this mix requires some 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. 3½ Inch Container. Zones 4 to 8.

Genus Helleborus
Variety Winter Thriller™ Red Racer
Item Form 3 1/2-inch Pot
Zone 4 - 8
BloomStartToEnd Late Winter - Early Spring
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 18 in - 22 in
PlantWidth 12 in - 18 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Flower, Season Extenders
Bloom Color Burgundy, Dark Red, Maroon
Foliage Color Medium Green
Light Requirements Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Baskets, Beds, Border, Cut Flowers, Ground Cover, Ornamental, Outdoor, Winter Interest
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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