Plant name: Helleborus niger
Other names: Christmas rose
Category: Semi-evergreen perennial
Plant family: Ranunculaceae
Light preference: Full sun/partial shade/full shade
Soil preference: Loam, chalk, clay; acid, neutral; well-drained
Flowering/fruiting month: Dec - Apr
- 0.1-0.5 metres height
- 0.1-0.5 metres spread
I love Hellebores. They bring splashes of colour to the garden when not much else is happening and grow in parts of the garden that other plants struggle in. I love growing hellebores in pots to show them off!
Not a huge amount of care needed. I cut away the old leaves early in the year to allow space for the new leaves to sprout.
Current appearance: Small plant