Geographical origins: Central and Western Europe.
Adult dimensions: Height between 40 to 80 cm, width up to 50 cm.
Type of soil: Moist, rich, neutral and well drained.
Hardiness: Hardy to -15Â°C.
Exposure: Partial shade to full light.
Properties and uses:
Among the hellebores, the oriental Christmas roses offer without doubt the greatest choice of colours and forms. By planting them around the base of your evergreen shrubs you will be able to create a carpet of winter colour.
Flowering should begin around the middle of winter and carry on until the spring time as long as the autumn and winter are sufficiently cold.
In the coldest regions they can be planted in a sunny position, however generally the Christmas rose prefers a shady position.
List of Helleborus:
• Christmas Rose (Helleborus niger), It has small white flowers that turn pinkish towards the end of flowering.
• Lenten Rose (Helleborus orientalis), small white flowers.
• Lenten Rose 'Spotted Hybrids' (Helleborus orientalis Spotted Hybrids), small pink flowers.
• Lenten Rose 'White lady spotted' (Helleborus orientalis White lady spotted), small white and purple flowers.