Helleborus Niger

 

Helleborus Niger, Christmas Rose. An evergreen upright perennial producing leathery dark green, divided leaves. Saucer-shaped white flowers ageing to pinkish white. ideal for borders lends itself to group planting. Max Height 20cm to 30cm. Max Spread 30cm. Flowers January to April. Harmful if eaten / skin irritant.

 

 

Plant in moist fertile soil, Shelter from cold drying winds. Shaded Site, Hardy. Avoid extremes of wet or dry.

 

General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.