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Helleborus niger 'Maximus' (Christmas rose 'Maximus')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Helleborus niger 'Maximus'

Other names

Christmas rose 'Maximus'

Genus

Helleborus Helleborus

Variety or Cultivar

'Maximus' _ 'Maximus' is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with lobed, leathery, dark green leaves and large, saucer-shaped, nodding, white or pink-flushed white flowers from late winter or spring.


Helleborus niger 'Maximus' is: Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort; skin irritant.

Flower

Pale-pink, White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs , Snails Aphids , Slugs , Snails

Black death of hellebores , Hellebore leaf spot Black death of hellebores , Hellebore leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Remove faded or damaged foliage as the flowers appear.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Helleborus niger 'Maximus' (Christmas rose 'Maximus') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Underplanting

Cultivation

This plant thrives in neutral to alkaline soils that are moist, fertile and humus-rich, which makes it suitable for heavy clay soils in partial shade. For best results provide shelter from strong, cold winds and mulch annually in autumn.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Helleborus niger 'Maximus'

Other names

Christmas rose 'Maximus'

Genus

Helleborus Helleborus

Variety or Cultivar

'Maximus' _ 'Maximus' is a clump-forming, semi-evergreen perennial with lobed, leathery, dark green leaves and large, saucer-shaped, nodding, white or pink-flushed white flowers from late winter or spring.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Toxicity

Ingestion may cause severe discomfort; skin irritant.


Colour

Flower

Pale-pink, White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Slugs , Snails

Specific diseases

Black death of hellebores , Hellebore leaf spot

General care

Pruning

Remove faded or damaged foliage as the flowers appear.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Helleborus niger 'Maximus' (Christmas rose 'Maximus') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Beds and borders, Underplanting

Cultivation

This plant thrives in neutral to alkaline soils that are moist, fertile and humus-rich, which makes it suitable for heavy clay soils in partial shade. For best results provide shelter from strong, cold winds and mulch annually in autumn.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

North, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

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