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Helleborus niger ‘HGC Josef Lemper’


Helleborus niger 'Josef Lemper' is the largest Christmas rose with big white flowers on tall stems.

Slightly cupped, huge, pure white, outward-facing flowers turn to light green. Strong stems and dark green foliage. 'Josef Lemper' is the largest of the HGC nigers and the toughest for the landscape with loads of garden presence. Blooms over a long period from mid December until April with multiple waves of flowers. The Helleborus Gold Collection brings magical new life to winter and early spring blooming hellebores. This selection is a big improvement on the normal H. niger. Deer resistant.

Common Name: Christmas Rose

Family: Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Fall - Winter

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Mountain woodland, valleys, alpine grassy areas, elevation 1000-6000 feet.


Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

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