Sally's Shell Lenten Rose - Back for 2nd Season - March 2021
Last year, I planted one (yes, I know, I know...it was a mistake to buy *just* one) Lenten Rose (or Hellebores) in our backyard that we picked up at The Growing Place. It is a cultivar called Sally's Shell and it was in flower when we bought it, but quickly planted it in the backyard right where the plan called for a series of them in what I've called the 2021 Priority Area #2. That area calls for ten (10) of them, so I have some more to buy to get close to that coverage this year.
But, before I turn to adding MORE this year, I wanted to figure out how it weathered the Winter. And, it didn't take me long to identify this beauty as you an see a purple-ish ball of foliage that has emerged from the mulch/wood chips - that you can see below:
This is in a PRIME trample-ready location, so I'm going to try to use some sticks or fencing to identify it so the kids don't kill it before it pops up and puts on a Spring show. I created a couple of chicken wire rings to protect the Disneyland Roses over Winter that I can remove and perhaps re-use to protect Sally's Shell.