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Hellebore Christmas Carol in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Helleborus niger 'Christmas Carol'

 

Hellebore 'Christmas Carol'

Hellebores (also known as Lenten Rose, Winter Rose or Christmas Roses) are a group of herbaceous perennials and are in the Ranunculaceae family. They originate from various parts of Asia and Europe, many are evergreen and some have marbled or interesting foliage. They usually produce flowers from late autumn through to early spring and can be found in a wide range of colours and shades in both single and double flowers. They prefer fertile and free draining soil but not in full sun. The sepals do not fall as petals would, but remain on the plant, sometimes for many months. Many species are commonly grown in gardens, and many cultivars are also available.. Helleborus niger is a species Hellebore which originates from the Alps. It is a low growing, clump forming plant with upward facing numerous white flowers with slightly pointed petals. 'Christmas Carol' has white flowers with green tips or blush when newly open.

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plant Features
  • Hellebore Christmas Carol likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Hellebore Christmas Carol likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Hellebore Christmas Carol is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Hellebore Christmas Carol likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Hellebore 'Christmas Carol'

Latin name

Helleborus niger 'Christmas Carol'

type

Herbaceous Perennial

family

Ranunculaceae

ph

7.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Hellebore Christmas Carol likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Hellebore Christmas Carol is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Hellebore Christmas Carol likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Hellebore Christmas Carol likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Hellebore Christmas Carol is 0.45meters x 0.40meters 0.45 M 0.40 M

Helleborus niger 'Christmas Carol'

Hellebores (also known as Lenten Rose, Winter Rose or Christmas Roses) are a group of herbaceous perennials and are in the Ranunculaceae family. They originate from various parts of Asia and Europe, many are evergreen and some have marbled or interesting foliage. They usually produce flowers from late autumn through to early spring and can be found in a wide range of colours and shades in both single and double flowers. They prefer fertile and free draining soil but not in full sun. The sepals do not fall as petals would, but remain on the plant, sometimes for many months. Many species are commonly grown in gardens, and many cultivars are also available.. Helleborus niger is a species Hellebore which originates from the Alps. It is a low growing, clump forming plant with upward facing numerous white flowers with slightly pointed petals. 'Christmas Carol' has white flowers with green tips or blush when newly open.


Flowering Season (Winter/Spring)

From Late Winter TO Late Spring

Hellebores also known as Lenten Rose, Winter Rose or Christmas Rose come in many colours from pure white, greens in many shades, pink, yellow to deep purple, they can be single flowers or double.

 

Planting Season (Autumn)

From Mid Autumn TO Late Autumn

Plant out container grown plants into a semi shaded site in autumn that is fertile but free draining.

 

Propagation by Seed (Summer)

From Early Summer TO Mid Autumn

Sow seeds, usually in early summer, in boxes or pans of sandy soil and place them in a cold frame. Prick off the seedlings into a nursery bed and they will be ready for planting out in their permanent positions in the autumn of the following year.

 
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