Helleborus Niger, also known as the Christmas rose, grows wild on slopes in the alps. The Christmas Carol variety is a premium Helleborous, and has advantages that the plant flowers before Christmas unlike traditional varieties.
The plant is very suitable for planting in boarders or patio pots.
Position in sun or partial shade.
Keep the soil sufficiently damp, but do ensure good drainage.
In the event of a lengthy frost, place the patio pit indoors in a very cool spot.