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Hellebores are also known as ‘The Christmas Rose’ as they flower around Christmas. They are usually outdoor plants, but this particularly variety ‘Winter Beauty’ has been specially bred so that it can be enjoyed indoors over the festive period.
While the plant is indoors, keep it as cool as you can and make sure there is plenty of natural but not direct sunlight. An East or West facing window is ideal are on a table top in a bright room.
Keep your Hellebore well watered, the compost should feel damp to the touch.
After flowering your Hellebore can be repotted in a larger pot with suitable compost and put outside on a patio or balcony or it can be planted out in the garden in the spring. Hellebores like semi shade and a damp but well drained spot and often work well in the shade of larger shrubs or trees. Over time your hellebore can grow into a sizeable bush producing pretty white flowers in the depths of winter. Once established they are very hardy and will continue to flower even when snow is on the ground.
Problem solving: Old foliage and spent flowers should be removed to keep the plant healthy, especially indoors and in a pot. Don’t be surprised if your plant doesn’t look too bushy in the summer months when it is resting – it will soon come back with more growth and flowers next autumn.