Helleborus are colorful early spring blooming perennial plants that brighten gardens during late winter into early spring. Helleborus x hybridus are the result of breeding and improving on the Helleborus orientalis, commonly known as Christmas Rose and Lenten Rose. These beautiful evergreen perennial plants make wonderful additions to your landscape. Home gardeners are rediscovering the beauty of these winter garden plants. At GreenwoodNursery.com you are buying container grown hellebores that can be planted any time. Tips for winter planting hellebores: The safest way for planting hellebores now in zones 6 and 7 is to dig a hole large enough to 'plant' the entire pot that the plant is currently growing in. Keeping the plant intact inside the pot planted in the ground will keep the young root system safe until later in spring after the plant blooms and you are able to plant it properly. Lightly cover around the base of the plant with shredded bark mulch, newspapers or a light layer of straw.