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Hellebore Sale

April 6 @ 9:00 am 4:30 pm

It’s Back! Our popular Hellebore Sale. Our selection of Hellebores will be available for pre-order through our Online Shop starting on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

Orders will be ready for in-person pickup on Saturday, April 6 at the Toronto Botanical Garden from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Plants will also be available to purchase on the day of the sale. Quantities are limited so shop early for the best selection.

Helleborus, or Lenten roses as they are more commonly referred to in the trade, are a sought-after garden plant for many reasons. These highly hybridized plants boast beautiful flowers, evergreen foliage, and are one of the earliest blooming perennials. The modern hybrids of this genus build upon the classics and pack a punch. Helleborus x ballardiae, Helleborus x glandorfensis and, Helleborus x iburgensis combine the cold hardiness of Helleborus niger with the colour selections of Helleborus x hybridus, with the added bonuses of disease resistance and larger showier blooms. These plants do well in the garden or in containers.

When you purchase your hellebores make sure to place it in a part shade location away from harsh cold winds. They prefer soils that are rich in humus with good drainage and aren’t afraid of getting wet feet in the winter months. The ideal time to plant it is in the fall before the ground freezes. Spring is also a great option, just make sure to provide adequate water through the growing months.

A majority of Lenten rose hybrids have Helleborus niger as one of the parent plants, so it may take your plant a year or two to settle into its new home before it blooms.

For more information contact the Garden Shop at orders@torontobotanicalgarden.ca.


April 6
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
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777 Lawrence Ave E
Toronto, ON M3C 1P2 Canada