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Helleborus niger ‘Snowbells’ (Christmas Rose)

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Snowbells Hellebore, Christmas Rose 'Snowbells', Bear's Foot 'Snowbells', Black Hellebore 'Snowbells', Hellebore 'Snowbells', White Hellebore
Snowbells Hellebore, Christmas Rose 'Snowbells', Bear's Foot 'Snowbells', Black Hellebore 'Snowbells', Hellebore 'Snowbells', White Hellebore

Helleborus niger ‘Snowbells’is a gorgeous Christmas Rose boasting large, semi-double, pristine white flowers, 2.5-3 in. across (6-8 cm), with overlapping sepals and adorned with crowns of showy golden-yellow stamens. Unlike most hellebores, the flowers face outward attracting interest. They are borne on short stems and rise above the evergreen foliage of leathery, blue-green leaves. A very early bloomer, with blooms appearing in late winter and lasting until early spring. Perfect to brighten the shade garden!

  • Grows in a bushy, upright clump, up to 10-12 in. tall (25-30 cm) and 12-14 in. wide (30-40 cm). This perennial will self-seed in satisfactory growing conditions.
  • Performs best in part shade to full shade, in richhumusymoist, alkalinewell-drained soils. Hellebores are very tolerant and will grow well in most soils as long as the ground is not extremely dry or stagnantly waterlogged. Select a sheltered site to protect them from cold winter winds. Deer resistant!
  • Easy to grow, this plant is a welcomed addition to shady borders, containers, under trees or large shrubs, woodland gardens or naturalized areas. Plant in groups for the best visual impact. Lovely groundcover when massed
  • Virtually disease and pest free but watch for slugs and aphids.
  • Remove faded flower stems (unless you require seed) to promote new growth and for a neat appearance.
  • Ingestion may cause severe discomfort, skin irritant. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling.
  • Toxic to dogs, toxic to cats, toxic to horses, toxic to humans.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Helleborus
Common names lenten Rose, Hellebore, Christmas Rose
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 15" (40cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Full Shade, Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 9
Heat Zones 5 - 9
Climate Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16, 17
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Ranunculaceae
Genus Helleborus
Common names lenten Rose, Hellebore, Christmas Rose
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early)
Winter
Height 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 15" (40cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Full Shade, Deer, Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers, Underplanting Roses And Shrubs
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow, Informal and Cottage
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