treats you to large white flowers with a fantastic crown of stamens at their heart from November to March. The plant can cope with snow or frost: branches might droop a bit, but as soon as the temperatures climb again, Helleborus will straighten up.

Helleborus niger is most widely offered in December. This clump-forming, usually evergreen perennial is loved for its nodding clusters of bowl-shaped white flowers in winter and early spring. The dark foliage consists of multiple smaller leaves


 • Place Helleborus in a sheltered sunny spot. The more the plant is shaded, the fewer flowers of it will produce.
• The plant shows when it needs extra water with its drooping leaves. After a couple of hours of watering, the Helleborus will have perked up completely. 
• Don't water when it's freezing: the plant consumes hardly anything at those times. 
• Some plant food once a fortnight encourages extra-long and profuse flowering.

Display tips 

As the star of December, the Helleborus likes to be placed alongside red and white patio Cyclamen, Poinsettias and Christmas accessories for an attractive display.  It’s also a very popular plant for large-scale outdoor arrangements, combined with checkerberry, ornamental wood, heather, moss and - for example - small outdoor lanterns.


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