In times when there are not many flowers in the garden, buds Helleborus. It is a plant with a past and a future.
For all the ancients knew the monks Helleborus. And even in the Bible speaks of Helleborus. Contemporary Helleborus is also a product that is widely used in gardens and terrace.
Have you bought a hellebore?
On this website you will find more hints and suggestions for making creations with hellebore. In addition, you will find here general informationSuch as the history of Helleborus and an overview of the range of Nursery Verboom.
Hellebore is scientifically a 'sex' in the plant kingdom. Of this genus, different species in Europe and Asia. These wild species are the basis of the various types of which are now produced by plant breeders.
Nursery Verboom, Helleborus divided into three main groups:
NigerThis gives white roses before and after Christmas. There are several types available, each with its own heyday. The sponsor often gets called Christmas rose. However, there are several species after Christmas start blooming. Nursery Verboom, jet cleaners for indoors and outdoors.
Nigercors-varieties: These plants bloom in the months of January to March. This nigercors robust garden plants, hardy and available in different leaf and flower colors.
Spring Rose: Helleborus orientalis flowers very early in spring (when winter has barely passed) in various colors.
Helleborus is also called hellebore. The reason for this is that who a dried and powdered root sniff should significantly sneezing. That sniff is incidentally not recommended. The root is extremely toxic (by the present helleborine).
In ancient times it was believed that the Helleborus can cleanse the mind can heal sick animals or can repel evil spirits.
Helleborus has incidentally indeed a medicinal effect: it has a laxative effect and is effective in seizures. That sounds nice. But Helleborus is definitely not suitable for domestic use!
The "Helleborus" & nbsp; is the latin name.
In other countries Helleborus is also known as:
Helleborus grows well in humus and lime-rich garden soil in the shade of other plants. The flowers and leaves are called stem charge: the steal which they grow directly from the roots.
Did you know that the hellebore has a special way to protect themselves from frost? During the frost she extracts moisture from the flowers, so they do not freeze. That moisture will be stored in the roots. After the frost moisture returns to the flowers.
When Christ was born, all plants equally awoke from hibernation. Then she slept again. With the exception of the Christmas rose. She forgot to return and flourished between the snow and ice. Since that time, the Christmas rose blooms annually to announce its pure white flowers the birth of Christ:
The flower of listening wondr'en
Of which Isaiah spoke
Bloeid'op when the darkness
The world's light brackish
The poor shepherdess Madelon was on the way to Bethlehem. But because she had no gift to himself and no flowers bloomed, she burst into tears. Then something wonderful happened. At the spot where her tears touched the ground, appeared flowers were so pure as roses. Madelon plucked the poinsettias and made a bouquet for the Infant Jesus.
Helleborus niger grows naturally on slopes in the Alps because of the calcareous soil. Monks and nobles took the plants after visiting the Alps back home as a souvenir. They gave them a place in the monastery or castle. This spread Helleborus & nbsp; is & nbsp; So throughout Europe. & nbsp;
During the Middle Ages were naturopaths use of the toxic properties of the Christmas rose. Later the plant was canonized. This was because the hellebore flourished around the birth of Christ. & Nbsp;