Christmas rose - Helleborus niger.  Good for shade garden.  Blooms in winter (anywhere from Dec to April depending on conditions).

Christmas rose - Helleborus niger. Good for shade garden. Blooms in winter (anywhere from Dec to April depending on conditions).

If you're the type of person who wants to care about gardening even in winter, ahead you will find ten pretty plants that can survive the cold weather and the snow. #gardening #winter

Top 10 Pretty Flowers and Shrubs for Winter

If you're the type of person who wants to care about gardening even in winter, ahead you will find ten pretty plants that can survive the cold weather and the snow. #gardening #winter

The Hellibore or "Christmas Rose." Another of our fave winter flowers.  They'll be the first to - subtly - bloom in your garden.

The Hellibore or "Christmas Rose." Another of our fave winter flowers. They'll be the first to - subtly - bloom in your garden.

Buy Hellebore Orientalis online from Garden Goods Direct. High quality, low price on these beautiful hard to find spring blooming perennials..

Buy Hellebore Orientalis online from Garden Goods Direct. High quality, low price on these beautiful hard to find spring blooming perennials..

Hellebore (Helleborus), also called Christmas rose, is one of the earliest bloomers in shady gardens. Look for its burgundy, pink, cream, green, or white flowers in late winter or early spring. Although it looks delicate, the Christmas rose is quite sturdy once it gets established. And, it's deer- and rabbit-resistant. Hellebore grows best in Zones 4-8 and grows 12 inches tall.

The Best Perennials for Shade

Hellebore (Helleborus), also called Christmas rose, is one of the earliest bloomers in shady gardens. Look for its burgundy, pink, cream, green, or white flowers in late winter or early spring. Although it looks delicate, the Christmas rose is quite sturdy once it gets established. And, it's deer- and rabbit-resistant. Hellebore grows best in Zones 4-8 and grows 12 inches tall.

Helleborus niger - likes shade and shelter, flowers winter and spring, prefers alkaline soil

Helleborus niger - likes shade and shelter, flowers winter and spring, prefers alkaline soil

Hellebores by Marian McEvoy, wsj: Sometimes known as 'Christmas Rose' or 'Lenten Rose', these elegant, shade loving perennials which are long lasting and low maintenance are captivating stars of early spring gardens. Openly worshipped overseas, Hellebores are still something of a cult secret in America. http://www.hellebores.org/hellebores.html #Perennials #Hellebores

A Winter Shade of Pale

Hellebores by Marian McEvoy, wsj: Sometimes known as 'Christmas Rose' or 'Lenten Rose', these elegant, shade loving perennials which are long lasting and low maintenance are captivating stars of early spring gardens. Openly worshipped overseas, Hellebores are still something of a cult secret in America. http://www.hellebores.org/hellebores.html #Perennials #Hellebores

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