Helleborus niger ssp. macranthus 'Sunny Border'
White-Vein Christmas Rose
Item #: 3529
Zones: 3a to 7b
Height: 12" tall
Culture: Part Sun to Shade
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
(syn: Helleborus niger 'Maximus') This deer-resistant subspecies of the Christmas rose from Italy and the former northern Yugoslavia (what little is left) is distinguished from the typical Helleborus niger in that it grows a bit taller (1' tall) and has more blue-green foliage, often highlighted with silvery white veins. The slightly larger pure white flowers that emerge in December change to pink as they age, creating a very dramatic statement in the garden! Our strain of Helleborus niger ssp. macranthus has been a superbly vigorous performer in our gardens.