Many gardens fade quietly into winter, but not yours. You can announce winter with an explosion of showy double white blooms with Snowbells Christmas Rose. Chartreuse stamens add a refreshing contrast. This tidy hybrid stays under 12 inches tall and only grows 14 inches wide, thriving in exposures from partial to full shade. The flowers nourish pollinators, from bees to hummingbirds, when they need it most, and the notched foliage is a handsome evergreen presence all year.
Snowbells is a hybrid from helleborus niger, aka the Christmas Rose, and is one of the earlier hellebores to flower. The flowers are held more sideways than many later-blooming types, showing them off nicely. Hellebores are classic low-maintenance performers in shady garden beds and borders and for offering seasonal color in winter patio pots with, for instance, red-twig dogwood stems, winter heaths, and wintergreen. Hellebore blooms are long-lasting both in the garden and when cut, making a charming display floating in a bowl.
Snowbells Christmas Rose Care
Hellebores like a shady location away from the hottest west-facing sun, which can scald their leaves. They prefer rich organic soil; they can thrive in either sandy or clay soil with a pH from neutral to alkaline. Once their roots have become established, they are surprisingly drought-tolerant, making them a candidate for tough spots under deciduous trees, as long as there is root space. The first few years, water well during the growing season, keeping the soil moist but not wet.
Hellebores are only moderate feeders, so for fertilizer, some aged cow manure (not fresh) or compost is a welcome addition in spring. Alternatively, consider applying controlled-release fertilizer once in spring. A deep organic mulch will keep moisture in the soil and may encourage seedlings to sprout which can be transplanted in early spring.
Snowbells Christmas Rose Spacing
Allow at least 12 inches of space between your Snowbells Christmas Roses to allow for enough root space when the plants mature.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.