Hellebore is also known as Lenten Rose as its blooms arrive from February through May. It grows in garden zones 4 through 9 and does best in moist, well-draining soils in partly sunny locations. This perennial is deer resistant and once established is very low maintenance. They are amongst the earliest blooming perennials and typically do not need to be divided in order to maintain their vigor. It is actually best to not disturb their roots as this can impact the plant’s health. They come in a wide array of colors and flower sizes.