Welcome spring with warm apricot blossoms with rosy pink reverses. Part of the Honeymoon series developed by Hans Hanson, Sandy Shores has 2½-3" single cup flowers that bloom for up to six weeks—even when there's snow on the ground. Hellebores, or Lenten Roses, are often called the harbingers of spring. Easy to grow and deer resistant, they're a favorite for shaded areas and woodland gardens. Sandy Shores has glossy, green leathery leaves that are evergreen in warmer climates. Helleborus HONEYMOON™ series 'Sandy Shores'
Botanical NameHelleborus HONEYMOON™ series 'Sandy Shores'
Sun ExposureFull Shade, Partial Shade
State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
Spread18 - 24 inches
Spacing18 - 24 inches
Flowering DateLate winter through early to mid spring.
Winter CareApply a winter mulch, after the ground has frozen, if planted in fall. Remove the mulch in late winter, before growth starts.
Flower Color:purple, white, mixed
Flower FormLarge, single, cup-shaped flowers
Foliage TypeGlossy green, leathery leaves divided into 7- to 9-toothed leaflets. Evergreen in warmer climates.
Soil RequirementWell-drained, moisture-retentive soil, but does become drought-tolerant as it matures.
PruningOnly to remove old, damaged or brown foliage. Pruning is not necessary, except to remove old, damaged, and brown foliage.
Unique CharactersticsPlants were selected for their notable vigor, showy floral displays with excellent bloom production, and a variety of rich flower colors. Blooming for six weeks, hellebores harbor spring and begin blooming even when snow is still on the ground.