There is no amaranth, no pomegranate here, But can your heart forget the Christmas rose
, The crocuses and snowdrops once so dear?
It was a comfortable room, though the carpet was faded and the furniture very plain, for a good picture or two hung on the walls, books filled the recesses, chrysanthemums and Christmas roses
bloomed in the windows, and a pleasant atmosphere of home peace pervaded it.
THE Christmas rose
, Helleborus niger, can be coaxed into bloom for Christmas if grown in a pot and kept in a sheltered spot, such as at the base of a warm, shady wall.
While the pure white flowers of the Christmas rose
I WAS given a Christmas rose
and am really disappointed that despite lavishing it with TLC since it was planted in the autumn there were no flowers at Christmas.
These three pictures (right) show plants with Christmas in their common names because they are often at their best in late December - Christmas cheer, Christmas rose
and Christmas cactus.
5 Christmas Roses
The classic Christmas rose
, or hellebore, is white flowered, developing a pink tinge, and looks stunning against the central cluster of golden yellow stamens.
95 on hellebores HELLEBORUS Niger, commonly known as the Christmas rose
, has a wonderful, often pink flushed, white bowl shaped flower, which will create some sparkle from early winter to early spring.
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The best known, already finishing flowering, is Helleborus niger, the Christmas rose
, which has nothing to do with roses though it does sometimes produce its pure white, saucer-shaped blooms in time for Christmas.
DESPITE being known as Christmas rose
, the Helleborus niger doesn't always flower in time for the festivities.
Other varieties of Christmas rose
range from the pink-flushed `PinkStrain,' to the enormous-flowered`Potter's Wheel.