St. Nicholas/Volume 40/Number 3/Nature and Science/Blooms in December
The so-called Christmas rose ( ) is not a rose, though somewhat rose-like in appearance. It is a little plant belonging to the , with five-petaled, waxy, white flowers two or three inches across. It is not yet known just how far north this plant is hardy, but it has been grown successfully in . The accompanying illustrations were taken by of that city. We shall be glad to receive reports from our readers as to other northern latitudes in which it thrives and blooms. We hope that our young people will send photographs of the plants when in bloom.
Blooms in December
The Christmas “Rose.”
Sometimes the “Rose” blooms amid the snow.