Helleborus niger
Helleborus niger
Helleborus niger
Helleborus niger
Helleborus niger
Helleborus niger
Helleborus niger

Helleborus niger

Christmas Rose

Ranunculaceae

Height

20 cm​

Flower colour

white

Flowering time

February - May depending on weather

Foliage colour

green

Sunlight

sun

Soil

well drained, moist, fertile, humus rich

pH

neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

seems hardy

Plant range

Alps and mountains in the Balkan peninsula

Helleborus is a genus of around 20 species in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae, native to Eurasia, the majority on the Balkan peninsula. They are evergreen plants that thrive in fertile, fairly alkaline soil in semi shade.

Propagation:


Division in spring.


Seed - sown in September - November.

Seed has very limited viability and should be sown as soon as possible after it is collected. It should be stored in a refrigerator until it is sown.

Seed is covered and stored at 22°C+ (72°F) for 6 weeks and then stored outside until germination.

Flowers very early, even in February - March in mild winters. Toxic.

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