HGC® Monte Christo®

Helleborus x ericsmithii

The silvery bluish evergreen leaves are a special feature of the hardy Monte Christo® Snow Rose. Starting to flower in early December, it continues to flower into the new year. The myriad of cream-coloured, green-tinged blooms on red flower stems turn an interesting green with a pretty pale rose edge over time. On balconies, terraces and doorsteps, Monte Christo® makes elegant winter combinations with creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis), hyacinths (Hyacinthus orientalis) and fir cones. Monte Christo is easy to care for both in the garden and in planters.

Flowering time: December
Growth vigor: 50-60cm
Location: sun to part shade
Spacing: 80 cm
Planting time in the garden: spring and fall, when the ground is not frozen
Planting planter: all year around
Companion plants: Juniperus, Hebe, Skimmia