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Helleborus niger - Christmas Rose, Lenten Rose

December through March would not be the same without the Helleborus niger. Christmas Rose will put on a constant show of these nodding gems through the winter. Our plants have gone to seed. Now some of our Lenten Rose plants have white blooms with purple speckles and others these rich purple blooms. The original Helleborus niger plants that we purchased were purple. The foliage of Helleborus niger is about 12-18" tall and the bloom spikes to 18". Helleborus niger reseeds freely and is easy to transplant when young.

High resolution photos of Helleborus niger are part of our garden image collection.

Helleborus niger, Lenten rose, Christmas rose