In northern climates like the one where I live, most gardeners grow Helleborus orientalis varieties. The Hellebore referred to as the "Christmas Rose," Helleborus niger, is generally not hardy here. But I do grow a H. niger variety known as a Thanksgiving Hellebore. Our crazy weather this year let it bloom and it still has flowers. But they've faded from their original sparkling white to dusty pink, transforming it into a "Christmas rose"!