Helleborus niger

6 × 9cm pots £41.94 £20.97
in stock - arrives before Christmas
9cm pot £6.99
in stock - arrives before Christmas
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Buy Helleborus niger Christmas rose: Provides a splash of early colour

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: heavy, neutral to alkaline soil including heavy soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: January to February
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Low-growing, deeply cut leathery foliage will provide year-round interest at the front of a partially shaded bed or woodland floor. From mid-winter to early spring, sturdy stems carry the green eyed white (occasionally pink or pink-flushed) flowers of this Christmas rose.

  • Garden care: Add lots of well-rotted leaf mould or organic matter to the planting hole. Cut the old leaves back down to the ground in January or February as this will show off the new emerging flowers to best effect. It will also help to get rid of foliar diseases such as Hellebore leaf spot. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the base of the plant in autumn and provide a top-dressing of general fertiliser each spring.

  • Harmful if eaten/skin irritant
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Eventual height & spread

Robust and healthy plants


Planted in a woodland garden - established well





These poor plants never really got going before they were munched by aphids. I want to garden without pesticides so took them off my hand but was too late, they'd been weakened and never recovered.


East Sussex


Winter cheer


Although smaller than I expected these are doing well in a shady border and they were in flower at Christmas. They brighten up the winter days.




New Garden


Not so commanding a plant and particular about its location but hardy in right location. Flowers when there is little else in flower and so very welcome




I would buy this plant again.


I planted many of them in one of your very handsome low metal containers as a present where they looked specially lovely in foliage and blossoms. In our garden they are planted next to other varieties of white and deep pink hellebores and look very pretty, too.




Superb, healthy hellebores. Giving great pleasure


Bought these Hellebores for myself and some as a gift. Would definitely do so again if more required next year. Always delighted with Crocus's plants.....so healthy.


Vale of Glamorgan


First flower of the new year.


Looks wonderful in the garden. Tons of flowers at the beginning of the year. Also looks great in winter pots.




A good buy for winter flowering


I bought several. Those planted at the rear, in heavy shade, did not survive a second winter. However, we discovered that the soil had become overly alkaline due to neighbour's leaking drain. That is now fixed, the soil is reverting to neutral and once the process is complete I would be happy to try some more. The ones planted at the front, under a new viburnum birkwoodii, are flowering beautifully in their second winter.





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