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Helleborus niger


Christmas Rose

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.256.300


This species of Hellebore is the most well known. Plants forms a sturdy clump of leathery, evergreen leaves. Large cup-shaped white or soft-pink flushed flowers appear between Christmas and Easter, depending on the climate. Somewhat slow to establish, but worth the wait! A real gem in the garden, and not as difficult to grow as many imagine. Will self sow where happy, and the seedlings can be moved to new locations while still small. All Hellebores resent being disturbed, so avoid moving or dividing mature plants if at all possible. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten/Skin irritant.

Further details for
Helleborus niger

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
  Early Winter
  Mid Winter
  Late Winter
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Massed
  Poisonous/Toxic
  Specimen
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
Spread
   25-40 cm
   10-16 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.








Helleborus niger


Christmas Rose

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.256.300


This species of Hellebore is the most well known. Plants forms a sturdy clump of leathery, evergreen leaves. Large cup-shaped white or soft-pink flushed flowers appear between Christmas and Easter, depending on the climate. Somewhat slow to establish, but worth the wait! A real gem in the garden, and not as difficult to grow as many imagine. Will self sow where happy, and the seedlings can be moved to new locations while still small. All Hellebores resent being disturbed, so avoid moving or dividing mature plants if at all possible. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten/Skin irritant.

Further details for
Helleborus niger

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Sandy
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
  Acid
Soil Moisture
Care Level
  Easy
Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
  White
Blooming Time
  Early Spring
  Mid Spring
  Early Winter
  Mid Winter
  Late Winter
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Border
  Containers
  Deer Resistant
  Edging
  Evergreen
  Massed
  Poisonous/Toxic
  Specimen
  Woodland
Flower Head Size
  Medium
Height
   15-30 cm
   6-12 inches
Spread
   25-40 cm
   10-16 inches
Foot Traffic
   None

Growth Rate
   Slow
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.