Christmas roses - a splendour of flowers in the cold season
Even in winter we can enjoy a colourful garden and terrace! There are many plants that show their best side when it gets cold. The Christmas rose is one such garden plant. When your garden goes into hibernation, the hellebores wake up. These elegant but robust plants, also called Christmas roses, bring your winter garden to life. They bring flowers and colour from November to March. They are real powerhouses that don't let a little frost übwash them. When the temperatures drop below zero, they too will hang their heads for a while. Don't panic, after that they will quickly turn their heads back towards the winter sun.
Helleborus niger and its properties
This exotic plant produces beautiful star-shaped flowers. The Christmas rose is also known as Helleborus niger. Helleborus niger is a hardy perennial with a compact habit. The flowers have a cactus-like appearance. They are dark green, leathery and have small tips. The leaves grow up to 20cm long. There are five to nine broad leaves per plant. This flowering plant is ideal for bringing some summer feeling into the winter.
Snow lily in your garden
It blooms between December and March with green-white flowers that turn pink later. This Helleborus loves a spot in partial shade, but also in full shade under tall trees. It is best to plant the Christmas rose in a well-drained, neutral or alkaline soil. However, it can also tolerate slightly acidic soil.
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For one square metre you will need about 9 plants.
The Helleborus niger - Christmas rose plants are grown in pots, so you can use them all year round