FrostKiss™ Pippa's Purple® Lenten Rose

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Early spring plum and gold for your garden! The FrostKiss™ Pippa's Purple® Lenten Rose (Helleborus x 'RD09') is an early wonder! Blushing plum stems sit atop silver veined green foliage can often be seen emerging through the snows of late winter. The buds open into shy purple to smoky-pink petals with dark speckles and a shower of butter yellow sparks erupting from each center.

Lenten Rose forms dense clumps of elegantly nodding blooms and Pippa’s stays compact and uniformly mounded. The silvery veined green leaves can be evergreen in warmer climates but are hardy herbaceous perennials in cold growing zones down to USDA zone 4.

Early emerging pollinators are grateful for these early emerging little wonders! You’ll be grateful too for the chance at snipping the first long stems for a bouquet on your nightstand! Pippa's Purple® is part of the FrostKiss™ series, selected to withstand full sun in cooler growing zones, giving northern gardeners more placement options!

Planting and Application:

Hellebore are fantastic in cutting gardens and perennial borders, adding their grace to your garden beds and helping chase away the winter blues. The elegant form adds a beautiful effect to Zen and Rock gardens. They are of course lovely additions to pollinator, cottage and cutting gardens!

Lenten Rose slowly colonizes small areas, these are fantastic for gradually rambling through your garden beds among perennials and early spring ephemerals. Highlight in a protected planter with other early spring wonders like forced bulbs, Snowdrops and Forsythia blooms. Turning any garden bed into a woodland wildflower garden and brightening any shade garden!

  • Speckled Plum-Purple Petals & Prominent Yellow Eye
  • Dark Green Foliage With Silver Veins
  • Small Spreading Compact Clumps
  • Long Slender Purple Stems
  • Cutting & Perennial Gardens & Early Spring Color

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Hellebores tolerate full sun only in the mildest summers, preferring filtered sun and partial shade, even full shade in the hottest of its growing zone range. Plant in a well-drained, cool moist soil that won’t dry out and mulch the bed very well. Deadhead for more return blooms.

  • Full Sun in Cool Summers, Part Shade & Full Shade
  • Moist Well-Drained Soil
  • Well Mulched Beds
  • Clean Mound in Very Early Spring
  • Deer Resistant

FrostKiss™ Pippa's Purple® Lenten Rose will help beat those winter doldrums with a burst of early plum-purple color that can handle a bit more sun than its shade-loving cousins! Order your winter relief at today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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FrostKiss™ Pippa's Purple® Lenten Rose Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-9
Growing Zones 4-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Helleborus x 'RD09'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No