LENTENROSE.COM  -  since 1995

Wigginton House - Franklin St, Athens, Ga

A bit obsessive?  Perhaps, but have you ever seen anything so beautiful :-)

 By 2000 my little backyard gardening enterprise had out grown its' space.

Sky & Richard

Lentenrose.com Hellebores

Thanks for supporting an American owned and operated small business!

LENTENROSE.COM was founded by me, Richard Giardini, in 1995, in Athens Georgia.  I started with a few plants growing at the foot of my front porch on Franklin St.  The plants came from the backyard of my neighbors house (below).  It had been occupied in an earlier time by Dr. Brooks E. Wigginton, an esteemed landscape architect and professor of Landscape Design at the University of Georgia from 1945-55.  Beyond that, the origin of our seed line is unknown.

In 2001, I expanded and aquired five beautiful acres outside of the city

Currently we are specializing online in 2 year olds and flowering mature 4+ yr old plants.  
All plants are shipped moistened bare root.

Contract growing is available to the wholesale trade. Contact Richard at