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Hellebore Christmas Rose: Care Guide

Associated with Christmas, besides the Christmas tree, Poinsettia, and Mistletoe, there is also the Hellebore, also known as the Christmas Rose. The name “Hellebore” comes from its dark, hard, fleshy roots. It is called “Christmas Rose” because it blooms mostly in winter and early spring, thus many people choose to grow it due to its […]

Associated with Christmas, besides the Christmas tree, Poinsettia, and Mistletoe, there is also the Hellebore, also known as the Christmas Rose.

The name “Hellebore” comes from its dark, hard, fleshy roots. It is called “Christmas Rose” because it blooms mostly in winter and early spring, thus many people choose to grow it due to its cold resistance.

So, how to grow Hellebore? What are the planting methods? Let’s take a look!

What is Hellebore Christmas Rose?

Alias: Christmas Rose

Family: Ranunculaceae

Characteristics: Perennial herbaceous plant

Blooming period: Late winter to early spring

Medium requirements: Moist but not waterlogged

Sunlight environment: Forest plant, half-day sunlight

Cold resistance: H5 (-10℃ to -15℃)

Propagation method: sowing, division

Is it easy to grow Hellebore Christmas Rose?

Hellebore Christmas Rose is relatively easy to grow. It blooms during Christmas and can withstand temperatures as low as -10 degrees, and prefers cool environments with scattered light.

Hellebore Christmas Rose: Care Guide

How to grow Hellebore Christmas Rose?

  1. Watering: Hellebore likes a moist environment. It has large, soft leaves and needs frequent watering, keeping the soil moist during the growing season.
  2. Fertilizing: A sufficient supply of fertilizer and water is essential for its healthy growth.
  3. Shading: Adequate sunlight should be maintained in early spring, which is conducive to flower bud differentiation, blooming, and fruiting.
  4. Weeding: During the growing period, weeding should be done timely depending on the growth of weeds and the surface condition of the soil.
  5. Soil: Like all plants, Hellebores prefer loose, fertile, well-drained soil. They grow better in slightly acidic or neutral soil.
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