Christmas rose
Helleborus orientalis, hellebore, lenten rose

Helleborus orientalis
There are two kinds of helleborus.
Though the flowering time is different, both of niger and orientalis are generally called Christmas rose in Japan.
I bought a small potted plant that had small leaves two years ago, and it had flower at last.
The appearance that blooms downward is indescribably graceful.
I have to be so careful about the plant substitution, because the roots don't like to be disturbed

language of the flower. Relieve my anxiety.

February 14 2008