Garden plants – the easy-Christrosen
The Christmas rose is one of the pflegeleichtesten garden plants that bloom in the winter. The beauty of the flower and its simplicity make them preferred plants choice even for hobby gardeners.
Christmas rose is actually a common name for the black Hellebore (Helleborus niger), and is in the family of Ranunculaceae. It is a low growing garden perennial with dark, smooth leaves and white or reddish petal. Their homeland is Northern Greece, but you can find them from southern Europe to Asia. In contrast to the other Hellebore plants, where the flowers look down, these are directed by the rose to the top. They are highly toxic, but in the past small quantities have been used as a sleep aid.
Garden plants with history
The name of Christ/snow rose is associated with a legend that says that:
A young Shepherdess named Madelan grazed their sheep on a cold winter night. While she paid attention to their herd, a group of men and shepherds who brought gifts for the newborn Jesus is passed.
Madelan saw her, she started not even crying, because she had no gift for the young Jesus, a single flower. An Angel has heard the young Shepherdess and decided to help her. He came down to Earth and has released a piece of snow. The most beautiful flower has been shown under the snow and namely the Christmas rose.
The Christmas rose blooms from Herbstende to the beginning of spring. The shiny, dark green leaves and the delicate perfectly white flowers which have a slight pink shimmer from the outside are typical for them and this is stronger with age. The long and strong stems of this plant, are they ideal for preparation of the festive Christmas table decoration.
Tip: To extend the life of cut flowers, immerse the cut ends in hot water before you put them in the vase.
The planting, care and reproduction as garden plants
The plant is planted in partial shade or on-demand under deciduous trees. The Christmas rose requires deep, fertile, and moist soil. It should be neutral or slightly alkaline and be enriched with peat moss, leaves or compost before planting.
The reproduction is made by bulbs and seeds. The onions be planted early September at a depth of 5 to 6 cm. The distance should not interfere with the free leaf growth. The seeds are sown in the spring.
The Christmas rose as a potted plant
Although this flower as a garden plant is known, you can raise them in the pot. The positioning should be back in partial shade. The optimum temperature of the Christmas rose is growing, is 15 to 20 degrees. The earth should be parsnips and be kept moist. Irrigation is made from above, because the flower of root disease is vulnerable.
During the summer, the earth should be kept moist and the fallen leaves regularly removed so sunlight can reach the stalks and stimulate flowering. In the autumn, when the plant starts to develop, it is advisable to strengthen them with combined fertilizer.
A sight for the eyes
The only downside to this plant is that it has no scent. To resolve this problem, you can plant (Lonicera telmaniana) Christmas in addition to the aromatic Honeysuckle Rose. A nice combination will result in planting azaleas and camellias.
Now is the perfect time to get started with the rose breeding. First, it can be a beautiful table decorations for Christmas as a pot plant and later you can enrich your garden so that.
The Christmas rose blooms from Herbstende to early spring
A beautiful combination with Succulents
The pink shimmer is stronger with age
The Christmas rose will enchant you with its delicacy
You can grow these garden plants in the pot
A beautiful table decorations for Christmas
The proliferation of Christrosen is made by bulbs and seeds
15 to 20 degrees is the optimum temperature of the rose as a pot plant grows,
Strengthen the flower with fertilizer in the autumn
An exuberant decoration outdoor