Lenten Rose (Helleborus orientalis Hybrids) – Zone 4 – If you want a particular colour, purchase them at your garden centre when in bloom. They make a spectacular display in the early spring garden. Plant in partial shade to full shade which helps preserve the vibrant colour of both the flowers and leathery, evergreen leaves. They do well under a variety of conditions and soil types, even under trees and shrubs and are long-lived.

Australian Perennial Growers – 2012 Geranium pratense x clarkei Brookside SIZE:-60cm high x 1m wide USES :-Ideal as a ground cover under trees, border plant, container gardens or in group plantings and woodland gardens. Semi-dormant in winter POSITION :-Part shade to full shade gardens with moist soils. MAINTENANCE :-Easy to grow. Normal garden watering in hot weather and mulch. Frost hardy.