Helleborus niger - lenten rose
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Helleborus niger - lenten rose


    Helleborus niger, commonly known as the Christmas rose, is a herbaceous perennial plant that belongs to the buttercup family Ranunculaceae. It is native to mountainous regions of Central and Southern Europe, and it blooms in the winter season, making it a popular choice for Christmas decorations.

    The Christmas rose has leathery, dark green leaves that form a low clump, with each leaf divided into 3-9 lobes. The plant produces elegant, white, bowl-shaped flowers that are about 3 inches in diameter. These flowers appear in winter and early spring and have a delicate fragrance.

    Helleborus niger prefers partial shade and moist, well-drained soil. It can grow up to 12-18 inches tall and wide, and it is suitable for planting in borders, rock gardens, and containers. The plant is also deer-resistant, making it an excellent choice for gardens where deer are a problem.

    Overall, Helleborus niger is a beautiful and unique plant that adds a touch of elegance and charm to any garden or winter landscape.


    Height 30cm
    Width 45cm
    Bloom Time February-March
    Zone 3