Lenten rose () is not a rose but rather a perennial belonging to the buttercup family. As a group, the Helleborus species and hybrids, including Lenten rose, are known as hellebores. The two-part common name of Lenten rose refers to the plant's bloom season (around Lent) and the rose-like shape of its flower buds.
Helleborus x hybridus 18 - 24 inches. tall. Red, purple, yellow, green, blue, lavender or pink blooms in Spring