The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:30


The Plants

Helleborus niger

christmas rose

Photo of Helleborus niger


A pretty hellebore with virginal white flowers and golden centres and green nectaries supported by lavish, green foliage from January to April. Caution: Harmful if eaten/skin irritant


  • Perennials

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Foliage: Evergreen

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Flower arranging
  • Cottage style garden
  • Woodland area

Special features

  • Low maintenance
  • Evergreen
  • Winter interest
  • Attractive to bees

Care instructions

Grow in neutral to alkaline soil including heavy soil. Even though it is semi-evergreen it is advisable to cut back the old leaves down to the ground in January or February. This will show off the emerging flowers to best effect and it also helps to get rid of foliar diseases such as Hellebore leaf spot.


Size: Small

Pot size: 3 litre

Eventual height: 30cm

Eventual spread: 40cm


  • Light shade
  • Shade

Soil types

  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Neutral
  • Alkaline