Meaning of Lenten rose in English:

Lenten rose


  • A hellebore that is cultivated for its flowers which appear in late winter or early spring.

    Helleborus orientalis, family Ranunculaceae

    ‘Now Elfi's ferns are shade-loving companions to her more than 5,000 hellebores, or Lenten roses.’
    • ‘When I bought my first Lenten rose I had scant expectations that it would live.’
    • ‘The Lenten rose is the easiest of all hellebores to transplant, and a single plant will spread quickly.’