Helleborus niger Snowbells



Helleborus 'Snowbells' is an early blooming Hellebore with serene, semi-double pure white blooms and a side-facing habit. Its interesting evergreen foliage helps to provide color to shade gardens all year long.

Helleborus 'Snowbells' thrives in humus-rich, moist, well-draining soil and light shade.

Helleborus niger is commonly called Christmas Rose because it is one of the few plants that will bloom in winter. It is not usual to see these blooms poking up out of the snow.

Even when it's not snowing, Helleborus 'Snowbells' captures the feeling of a winter wonderland. It's an excellent addition to cut flower gardens, evergreen containers, and woodland gardens!


  • Common Names: Christmas Rose, Lenten Rose
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Light Requirements: Part Shade to Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist, well-draining
  • Height at Maturity: 14 inches
  • Width at Maturity: 12 inches
  • Bloom Color: White/Cream
  • Bloom Time: Late winter, early spring
  • Foliage Color: Green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Pollinators.
  • Tolerates: Coastal Conditions.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower. Evergreen.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info


All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

If you live in a warm climate and wish to receive your plants during the winter, please send us an email. Please note that we may be unable to fulfill your request if temperatures are too cold for safe transit or if the plants are dormant.

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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.