Christmas Rose - Knowledgebase Question

Prineville, OR
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Question by tpeel220
May 14, 2001
I got a plant at the garden sale a couple of weeks ago and it had the little things where it had bloomed on it and was fairly healthy looking. I planted it in partial shade, it gets morning sun under an evergreen. My problem is it seems to be turning yellow. I don't know anything about them. Is there anything special I'm supposed to do for it?

Answer from NGA
May 14, 2001
Helleborus niger, or Christmas Rose, is an elegant plant growing to 1 foot tall and 1 1/2 feet wide. Leaves appear in groups and seem to rise directly from the soil. The plant thrives in shade and needs alkaline soil and regular water. I suspect your plant is unhappy in its current location with morning sunshine. Move it to a shady spot, keep the soil moist but not soggy wet, and it should regain its health.

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