As we are often asked: Lenten roses are not Christmas roses, and Christmas roses are not lenten roses. Both belong to two different species. Our plants have the advantage that the flower is not destroyed by severe winter frosts, because they flower from February to May. The varieties of our assortment are mostly double flowered, but still have stamps and stamens, so that is worth the visit for the first bumblebees and wild bees. They are absolutely worthwhile and robust perennials that can grow so old that they usually survive the planter. Ideal in shade and partial shade, even in dry shade lenten roses grow and bloom extremely well. A pruning of the old foliage, which is sometimes marked by winter in the spring, is to be considered solely for aesthetic reasons. Mostly it lays down on the ground anyway, to pass away during the year.
Large, simple flowers, initially playful bell-shaped. Dark Burgundy on the outside, lighter on the inside with a fine, red veining. Very early flowering variety. Flowering period January to April. For dry shade to partial shade. Early nectar dispenser.
This variety in light pink has a subtle gradient from dark to light pink. Due to the fine dark pink dot pattern, the flower looks very noble. Compared to the similar variety 'SP Elly', 'Spring Princess' has narrower petals and lighter colors.
On the subject of Heracleum, the warning lights will surely go on one or the other. Immediately, most people have in mind the image of the invasive neophyte Heracleum mantegazzianum, which was introduced to the gardens in the twentieth century and quickly left them. By contrast, this species is a native meadow plant that has suffered from the impoverishment of local meadows due to the intensification of the agricultural industry. We have found more color readings in Wales and Brittany, which we will sell in the coming years.
An enchanting wild plant for the sunny garden with unusual, pink umbels on up to 140 cm high stems from June to September. Golden umbels up to 20 cm. Apart from its use as a visual treat for us humans, this wild plant is a magnet for all nectar-seeking insects. Color selection from the native plant.