Saturday, December 29

Christmas Rose with a difference

When we think about Christmas roses this isn't what we expect!

The Hellebore Niger which we call a Christmas rose is neither a rose nor does it bloom at Christmas (well not in out garden anyway). Hellebore Niger often feature on Christmas cards but the title of Christmas rose really belongs to this flower. It's a rose and it was flowering at Christmas and beyond.


Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments http://glallotments.blogspot.co.uk/ author S Garrett

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  1. This is definitely a true Christmas Rose. Lovely colour.

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    1. I was surprised that the flower hadn't been spoiled, Jo

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  2. What a lovely colour! So nice to have this in flower when the sky is so grey! Thanks for sharing and brightening the day :)

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  3. So what sort of rose is it really? (I mean, do you know its name?)

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    1. Must admit to planting it years ago before we kept records but I'm pretty sure it's Zephirine Drouhin

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    2. Does it still have thorns?

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    3. No thorns Mal so it probably is Zeph

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  4. Very pretty flower. Best wishes for 2013 and your continued gardening success!

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    1. Thank you Kelli and the same for you.

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  5. Wow...I can't believe you have a rose flowering in December.

    Definitely one to go on cards....you could make your own Christmas cards next year Sue!!

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    1. I do make my own cards Tanya. have done for many years, The reindeer was my printed card this year

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  6. What a brave rose - hope it has the energy to flower all summer for you too.

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    1. It's certainly made of stern stuff, Janet.

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