Helleborus niger

Helleborus niger
Helleborus niger

Christmas rose
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Binomial: Helleborus niger
Genus: Helleborus
Family: Ranunculaceae

The Christmas rose is among the earliest hellebores to bloom, with creamy white flowers and glossy foliage.

DescriptionEdit

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.

Growing ConditionsEdit

Grows best in deciduous shade in deep, moist, humus-rich soils.

VarietiesEdit

UsesEdit

MaintenanceEdit

Cut off the previous years leaves when they become ratty

PropagationEdit

By seed or division.

Pests and DiseasesEdit

See Helleborus

ReferencesEdit


Last modified on 22 February 2011, at 02:36