The Christmas Rose Bowl

Coming in second place to the Helleborus niger we posted earlier is Helleborus x ballardiae ‘Mahogany Snow’. This is a cross of the Christmas rose, Helleborus niger and Helleborus lividus. The flowers emerge white, then age to a lovely salmon pink. We find this hellebore hybrid much easier to grow than either parent.

Helleborus x ballardiae 'Mahogany Snow'
Helleborus x ballardiae ‘Mahogany Snow’

8 thoughts on “The Christmas Rose Bowl”

  1. With the start of the New Year, I am suddenly unable to open the images in the Blog. I can see them on the JLBG website just fine.
    Is anyone else having this problem?

    1. Lidia Churakova

      Hi Debra! Thank you for letting us know about this issue. Just to clarify, the images are not showing up in the blog email, is that correct?

  2. Does Helleborus xballardiae ‘Mahogany Snow’ do well in average garden soil (mine is clay soil amended with organics) or does it need super fast drainage such as in your crevice garden, or half Perma-Till?

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