When temperatures drop below zero, the Helleborus will protect itself by drawing moisture out of its leaves and flowers. The plant will droop temporarily. Once frosty temperatures lift, the Christmas rose will perk right up again. The perennial Christmas rose likes partial shade. Keep the soil moist. but do not let the roots stand in water.
Enjoy a radiant winter garden!
|Latin name:||Helleborus orientalis|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||November - March|
|Growing Height:||30 - 40 cm|
|Planting distance:||30 - 40 cm|
Bare rooted Hellebore (Helleborus) should be drenched in a bucket of lukewarm water for a few hours before you plant them. These mixed hellebore grow best in the garden. Prepare a suitable hole in rich loamy soil. Add as much organic matter as possible before planting and dig it in deep. Plant your bare rooted Christmas Roses at the appropriate depth in the hole - around 10 cm below soil level. Fill the hole and press firmly down. Water immediately after planting. Hellebore grows well in full sun or part shade in permeable, fertile soil.
Christmas Roses in the garden
This mix of Christmas Roses deserves a prominent spot in your garden. You should choose a spot for them where they can easily be seen from the window. You will especially enjoy these winter flowering plants if planted in large groups. Hellebores combine well with other early bloomers like Cyclamen and Primrose.
The Christmas Rose is a strong, hardy garden plant. Be sure to prevent the soil around its roots from drying out. Give it extra water during dry summers. A semi-shady area is better than full sun. Before flowering cut off the old leaves so that the flowers really stand out. Soon enough, new leaves will form and stay beautiful throughout the whole summer. A mulch of leaf litter for the winter is helpful.
Another name for the Hellebore is Christmas Rose