Master Gardener: Looking for a colorful winter perennial? Try this plant

By Ottillia 'Toots' Bier

Q: I’ve been looking for a medium-sized perennial for my flower bed that will provide some color during the winter. Some of my plant catalogs show a perennial called Lenten rose that blooms in winter and I would like to try them in my garden. Will they survive in our low winter chill climate?

A: Lenten rose, Helleborus orientalis, is a winter to spring blooming perennial that I’ve grown in my garden for years. It performs quite well in Southern California as long as its light and soil requirements are met. Choose a site that receives light to medium shade and has a [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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