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Christmas roses: Hardy holiday flowers

by webdev

November 09, 2010

While many view poinsettias as a traditional holiday flower, some flower experts say the perennial hellebore, or Christmas rose plant, may soon become a favorite.

The Bellingham Herald reports that these beautiful plants can be kept inside to enjoy during the holidays, then planted in the garden.

While many varieties don't bloom until spring, new hybrids will flower just in time for the holiday season.

Christmas rose colors include purple, pink, white and yellow. reports that Hellebores make long lasting cut flowers if the stem ends are dipped into boiling water before being placed in cold water.

Other flowers and plants are also associated with the joy and spirit of Christmas, according to

These include Christmas cactus, holly, ivy and mistletoe. Gysophila, chrysanthemums and red roses are all flowers that can look very festive as a floral arrangement during the Christmas season as well.

Wreaths made of Balsam fir, Holly, Douglas fir, Fraser fir, Noble fir, Scotch pine and White pine are also popular holiday choices.

Floral experts say that sending a Christmas wreath is a great way to convey Christmas greetings, as they represent an unending circle of life and growth.


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