Definition of Christmas rose in English:

Christmas rose

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noun

  • 1A small white-flowered winter-blooming hellebore, grown as a houseplant.
    • Helleborus niger, family Ranunculaceae
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    • 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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