Helleborus niger
Helleborus niger

Christmas rose
Binomial:Helleborus niger

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

Description Edit

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 Conditions Edit

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

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Uses Edit

Maintenance Edit

Cut off the previous years leaves when they become ratty

Propagation Edit

By seed or division.

Pests and Diseases Edit

See Helleborus

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