Christmas Rose (Helleborus niger) in the Hellebores Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 8 to 12 inches (20-30cm)
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches (30-46cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Semi-evergreen
Other: Evergreen in warm climes, deciduous at colder extremes of hardiness.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
3"-4"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Winter
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Provides winter interest
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Other: All parts of the plant can be highly toxic if ingested and can cause eye and skin irritation
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: Cold stratification may not be necessary but is usually recommended
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Hellebore seed may take 6-18 months (or more) to germinate
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Flies
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Beginning to blush with pale pink.

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Comments:
Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Jan 25, 2012 2:25 PM

Honey bees get nectar and pollen from this plant.

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