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Hellebore 'Christmas Carol'

Helleborus niger 'Christmas Carol'

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Also known as

Christmas Rose 'Christmas Carol'

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Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Hellebore 'Christmas Carol' Overview

Helleborus niger 'Christmas Carol' is a semi-evergreen perennial species with a flowering height of around 30cm. Foliage is pedately lobed, rigid and coloured dark green. Commonly known as Hellebore or Christmas Rose 'Christmas Carol' this cultivar has very distinctive bowl-shaped, white flowers with tapered petals. The flowers measure around 8cm wide and have many yellow anthers in the centres. This plant is ideal for heavy clay areas in partially shaded locations.

Common problems with Hellebore 'Christmas Carol'

Hellebores can also suffer from black rot and from black death which appears as black streaking and mottling between leaf veins, or black marks in a ringspot pattern down the leaf stalks.

How to harvest Hellebore 'Christmas Carol'

Generally not harvested, flowers can be taken for floral arrangements.

How to propagate Hellebore 'Christmas Carol'


Sow into pots on a cold frame as soon as the seeds are ripe.


Divide after flowering in early spring or late summer.

Special features of Hellebore 'Christmas Carol'

Winter colour

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Hellebore 'Christmas Carol'

This perennial is frequently planted under roses and shrubs in cottage or informal gardens.