Christmas Rose (Helleborus Niger White) 30 seeds (#2164)
About the product
A beautiful plant for the shade garden, this semi-evergreen herbaceous perennial is native to the mountains of Europe. The large, white, cup-shaped flowers with waxy petals and showy yellow stamens may appear in early winter or early spring, depending on the climate and the cultivar. The blooms sometimes age to pale pink. The hand-shaped, glossy, compound leaves grow directly from the ground and persist through winter.
Christmas rose grows best in neutral to alkaline soil in a shady spot. Remove the old leaves in spring when the new ones appear.
Information source: www.Learn2Grow.com.
Genus - Helleborus
Species - Niger
Variety - White
Common name - Christmas Rose
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 8
Height - 0,20 - 0,35 m
Plant type - Perennial
Vegetation type - Semi - Evergreen
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Slow
Soil PH - 6-9 (mildly acidic - neutral- alkaline)
Soil type - Clay, well drained, sandy, humus rich, loamy
Water requirements - Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
Landscape uses - Shade, naturaliser, under shrubs, rock-gardens. Spring/Winter interest. Whole plant is poisonous if eaten.
Bloom season - Spring to Autumn
Leaf / Flower color - Dark Green / White
1. Mix together equal parts of potting soil and coarse sand. Fill the container three-fourths full of the soil mixture. Spray the soil with water until the soil is damp. This allows the helleborus seeds to stick to the soil.
2. Sprinkle the helleborus seeds across the soil without creating piles of seeds. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of sand. Place the helleborus seeds in a warm, sheltered location with a steady temperature of 70F or +21C for seven weeks.
3. Spray the seeds with enough water to moisten the soil before moving them. Place the seed container in a cold, dark area with temperatures of 32 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit for eight weeks. An outdoor shed or garage shelf is a good protected area to chill the seeds.
4. Move the container to an area with 55-degree Fahrenheit temperatures and bright, indirect light. Mist the soil daily to keep the soil moist until the helleborus seeds sprout. Once the new seedlings are 2 to 3 inches tall, transplant the flower sprouts to individual containers. (info source: ehow.com)