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Main Line Gardens
376 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-644-2300

Heather's Helpful Hint

The Christmas Rose
December 06, 2012

The Christmas Rose, Helleborus niger, is a popular evergreen perennial that has long been associated with Christmas, the New Year, and a longing for spring. It has shiny, deep green foliage and striking white flowers which usually appear in December or January and can last well into March. If you are looking for a unique gift this holiday season, the Christmas Rose is an excellent choice.

Since Hellebores can be sold well into winter, you may not be able to plant it right away. Late fall plantings are fine as long as your plants are protected from strong winter winds and are generously mulched to protect roots. If the ground is frozen or temperatures are consistently around freezing, you should keep your Christmas Rose inside in a bright, cool spot and wait to plant until early spring. Hellebores should be planted in partial shade and require fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Ideally, they prefer a location where they will receive winter sunlight and where their flowers can be enjoyed!

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Read about Main Line Gardens acquiring Waterloo Gardens!

Main Line Gardens is a family-owned business that was established in 1981. More than just a full service garden center and nursery for professional landscaping and hardscaping, Main Line Gardens is an architect of beautiful, functional outdoor living spaces that provide a lifetime of enjoyment. The company's first priority and foremost goal is establishing long-term relationships with its customers by offering exceptional service and the highest quality products. This philosophy has defined its success for over 25 years and will continue for decades to follow. Main Line Gardens' experienced and professional staff takes customers all the way from design through installation, involving them every step of the way in the creation of their own outdoor landscaping paradise. Customers can choose from a full selection of plants, trees, shrubs, mulch and stones from the onsite full service nursery.

Please note that Main Line Gardens is not able to honor Waterloo Gardens gift cards/certificates, item exchanges or returns, broken or damaged items, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.