Here is a beautiful vintage illustration of the Christmas Rose. I thought you may also enjoy the following poem titled The Christmas Rose, by an anonymous author, which is included in the book with the description of the flower. I scanned the original illustration and poem from Familiar Garden Flowers by F. Edward Hulme, circa 1897.
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Beautiful illustration thank you.
Peggy S says
This is an excellent image of Helleborus Niger, referred to as the Christmas rose. Unlike the poem, this lasts a very long time in the garden, blooming in the dead of winter & into early spring. There is no scent that I have detected, but it is large and beautiful to see amid all the other sleeping plants in the garden.
Kimberly Yoghourtjian says
Beautiful Flower, thanks.
Julie J says
You’re welcome Angela, Peggy and Kimberly.
Thank you Peggy for the additional and very interesting information.
A pure beauty! Thanks a lot Julie! 🙂