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Hellebore the Christmas Rose

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The delicate and elegant Helleborus flower blooms in the Christmas period, it deserves a privileged position for its beauty, it is perfect for adorning windows and winter gardens.

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The Christmas Rose, of the species Helleborus Niger, is one of the most beautiful winter flowering plants and she is also very popular for hers ease of cultivation. It is a herbaceous evergreen perennial its scientific name is Helleborus but it is also known as Rock grass or flower of Sant'Agnese.

Hellebore grows as a compact tuft and can even exceed 30 cm in height depending on the species. The leaves are forest green and among these stand out the beautiful flowers of refined beauty reminiscent of those of roses. The Christmas Rose especially if grown in large groups will give great satisfaction! You can combine it with other early flowering plants like the cyclamen or the primrose.


Not afraid of the cold, requires little care and on the other hand has a enormous aesthetic value. There Christmas rose lends itself a lot to being grown in pots, the soil must be clayey but well drained.

It lives well outdoors even in winter: place it in an area semi shady and humid, away from direct sunlight in summer.

You can also take her home during the flowering period or during the Holidays, in this case choose one anyway cool area of the house and keep the roses away from direct sources of heat.

The terrain it must be fertile and permeable, you can fertilize it periodically to keep its nutritional power intact.

Plant your Christmas Rose at right depth, the top of the sod should be just below the ground level and fill the hole with soil, compress well and water immediately afterwards.

Hellebores are vigorous cold-hardy garden plants. Make sure that the soil around the roots does not dry out and water a few more times in the summer season, prefer a partially position shaded rather than in full sun.

When the plant begins to bloom, cut off the old leaves - the flowers will look even more beautiful.

It does not require special care and tends to bloom easily from one year to the next: remember to divide the densest clumps to give the plant breath.


It was a very well known plant even in ancient times, in fact it is not only very beautiful from a purely aesthetic point of view, but it was considered, properly worked, an extraordinary remedy in the treatment of mental diseases, in reality it is toxic if ingested in its natural state .

In the Balkans there is the largest concentration of species, while others have Asian origins. They all share the same characteristic: ease of cultivation, both in the garden and in pots.

Why is it called the Christmas Rose?

There are two main reasons:

  1. Helleborus niger blooms in the winter period, just before the Christmas holidays, while other species bloom in the first spring.
  2. its appearance is very reminiscent of that of Rosehip.
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Outside: in dim light
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Height of plants
da 10 a 30 cm
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Diameter of the flowerpot (cm)

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