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Helleborus niger ‘HGC Jacob’. Photo: courtesy of Skagit Gardens

A gift of flowers with the promise of spring is perhaps the perfect holiday plant. Florist cyclamen, Christmas cacti, showboat poinsettias, and flowering bulbs have long carried the floral tradition. But these hothouse beauties are not without their cultural eccentricities—beware the chill draft—and require horticultural hijinks and nuanced light cues to ensure proper blooming on a holiday schedule.

The Helleborus Gold Collection® offers a garden-fresh take on holiday blooms and a decidedly more sustainable alternative to disposable plants that get tossed with the rest of the tired holiday décor. And the entirely natural seasonal display begins with snow-white blossoms atop burgundy stems and the lustrous evergreen foliage of Helleborus niger ‘HGC Jacob’.

Helleborus niger ‘HGC Jacob’ is a sparkly star of the winter garden and stalwart evergreen groundcover for the shade garden throughout the remaining months of the year. Photo: courtesy of Skagit Gardens

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