The Christmas rose is among the earliest hellebores to bloom, with creamy white flowers and glossy foliage.
Helleborus niger is a low-growing herbaceous plant with evergreen foliage. Leaves are in basal rosettes, dark green and glossy, and palmately lobed.
The flowers are produced on scapes from the crown in winter or very early spring.
Grows best in deciduous shade in deep, moist, humus-rich soils.
Cut off the previous years leaves when they become ratty
By seed or division.
Pests and Diseases
Last modified on 22 February 2011, at 02:36