Black Hellebore, Christmas Rose Helleborus niger

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Botanical Name:

Helleborus niger

Family:

Ranunculaceae

Genus:

Helleborus

Species:

niger

Common Name:

Black Hellebore, Christmas Rose

Lot#:
9901
Seeds Per Pound:
70,370
Quantity:
0.74 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
32
Germination:
83%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
98%
Height:
9-12 inches
Collection Locale:
Germany
Crop Year:
1999
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5
In Stock: 0.74 lb
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  • HELLEBORUS niger

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm stratify for 60 days, cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: germination may be delayed until the following year.
In a Nutshell:
* Helleborus niger is an evergreen plant with dark, leathery, pedate leaves carried on stems to 9–12 in (23–30 cm) tall. The large, flat flowers, borne on short stems from midwinter to early spring, are white, or occasionally pink.
* In antiquity the most famous place for the black hellebore was the Phokian city of Antikyra in Greece. more...
* This species produces flowering plants in 2 - 3 years from seed. Division after flowering or in autumn. Take care since the plant resents disturbance. more...
[ edit ] Description 19th century illustration of Helleborus niger Helleborus niger is an evergreen plant with dark, leathery, pedate leaves carried on stems to 9–12 in (23–30 cm) tall. The large, flat flowers, borne on short stems from midwinter to early spring, are white, or occasionally pink. [ 1 ] There are two subspecies: H. niger subsp. niger and H. niger subsp. macranthus , with larger flowers (to 3.75 in/9 cm across). In the wild, H. niger subsp. niger is generally found in mountainous areas, over a range from Switzerland, southern Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia and northern Italy. Helleborus niger subsp. macranthus is found only in northern Italy and possibly adjoining parts of Slovenia. [ 1 ]
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Physical Characteristics  Helleborus niger is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 0.3 m (1ft in). It is hardy to zone 3 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Jan to February, and the seeds ripen from May to June. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies. The plant prefers light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland).It requires moist soil.
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Usda description:
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