Entry from British & World English dictionary
1A small white-flowered winter-blooming hellebore, grown as a houseplant.
- Helleborus niger, family Ranunculaceae.
- Despite its name, the Christmas rose, Helleborus niger, for example, generally flowers from January to March with white flowers often tinged with pink or green and dark green leathery leaves.
- Do plant out your Christmas roses and add Bergenias and chives.
- This problem is caused by a fungal disease called helleborus leaf spot, which often attacks Christmas roses.
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