Pot up hellebore plants and grow them on in frost free conditions until large enough to plant outside. When plants are well grown, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Plant hellebores in neutral or alkaline soil, in dappled shade. Hellebores prefer a moist, humus rich, fertile soil that does not dry out in summer or sit waterlogged in winter. When growing hellebores on heavy clay or free draining gravel soils, add plenty of well rotted leaf mould or other organic matter to the soil prior to planting.
Mulch hellebores with well rotted manure or garden compost each spring. Hellebores resent disturbance after planting and may take some time to re-establish. However when clumps become overcrowded, lifting and dividing of hellebores should be undertaken immediately after flowering. Caution: Hellebore sap may irritate the skin and eyes. All parts are harmful if eaten.
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Hellebors still looking good
By Dinah Dayus 04-12-2015
The hellebors you sent me in the summer are still looking good, though the leaves have been battered by some very strong winds. Tough customers, I wouldn't have liked to be out in this weather. In the warmest weather this year I had the pots sitting in a watering tray, but found that they started to look pale with there root tips in water, so I moved them out, and they recovered fine. I assume they like quite dry conditions from this. I'm really looking forward to them flowering in the spring so I can see what colours they are!
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By Carol Blight 10-06-2015
I have nowhere to "grow on" plug plants so these were planted straight out in the ground and I am pleased to say that so far they are establishing well. Looking forward to seeing the colours of the blooms next year.
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