Lenten Rose and Christmas Rose are both names for a miraculous plant called the Hellebore. This plant has much to offer, asking for very little in return, and its uncommon bloom time during the winter months makes it an indispensable component to a year-round garden. The blooms offer a wide variety of hues, from crisp and pearly white, to yellow and chartreuse, to the deeper tones of red, magenta and black. Some varieties have freckled faces and still others display double-petaled petticoats. Deadheading is not necessary with these winter beauties as the flower persist well into the spring and even summer months.