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Honeymoon® Spanish Flare Hellebore

Helleborus 'Spanish Flare'

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Honeymoon Spanish Flare Hellebore (Helleborus 'Spanish Flare') at Woldhuis Farms Sunrise Greenhouses

Honeymoon® Spanish Flare Hellebore flowers

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Honeymoon Spanish Flare Hellebore (Helleborus 'Spanish Flare') at Woldhuis Farms Sunrise Greenhouses

Honeymoon® Spanish Flare Hellebore in bloom

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Height:  20 inches

Spacing:  18 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Lenten Rose, Winter Rose

Group/Class:  Honeymoon Series

Brand:  Walters Gardens


A lovely selection with incredible vigor and flower performance, ideal for containers, borders or cut flower bouquets; single, cup-shaped yellow flowers with central maroon red flares contrast nicely against deep green foliage; prefers partial shade

Ornamental Features

Honeymoon® Spanish Flare Hellebore features showy nodding yellow cup-shaped flowers with a burgundy flare at the ends of the stems from late winter to early spring. Its glossy pointy compound leaves remain green in color throughout the year.

Landscape Attributes

Honeymoon® Spanish Flare Hellebore is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Honeymoon® Spanish Flare Hellebore is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Honeymoon® Spanish Flare Hellebore will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. As an evegreen perennial, this plant will typically keep its form and foliage year-round.

This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. This plant should not require much in the way of fertilizing once established, although it may appreciate a shot of general-purpose fertilizer from time to time early in the growing season. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Naturalizing 
Flowers  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features