Hellebores, when,where,and if to plant?

gruber(7-8)September 20, 2013

Have any of y'all had experience with Hellebores , I have a lot of shade and was thinking about trying some?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Try 'em - I think you'll do great. I've had success growing them under a huge oak where they get partial/full-sun in the fall & winter/, and partial/full shade in the spring/summer. I've only grown the "metallic lady" series, though, and they're in tough, dry shade during the growing season. A little supplemental watering is always crucial in this setting, IMO.

If you can keep them hydrated during the driest of summer months, don't hesitate to try them. They'll reward you in late winter with much-needed, colorful blooms!


    Bookmark   September 23, 2013 at 10:59PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Hey, thanks for your come back, can I plant 'em this fall?

    Bookmark   September 26, 2013 at 12:57PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Absolutely, you can plant them this fall. Just keep them watered since it can be dry, and any dry shady areas around trees can add to your dryness problem. Try some that have some lime green in the leaf color if you have a lot of shade. It really makes a color statement along with the purple-leaf varieties. There are also caramel-leaf colors that are beautiful. 'Alabama Sunrise' is a favorite bi-color variety of mine, and not just because of the name!

    Bookmark   October 13, 2013 at 4:58PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Another update on madabouteu - by madabouteu
For those who might wonder - I am still doing OK. Legs...
Moving from Ohio to Alabama
We will be moving sometime this year to northern Alabama,...
Evergreen Hedge
I need help figuring out what tree/bush that I could...
Pruning pampas grass
Is it too late to cut back my pampas grass? I live...
trade list
where are profiles and trade lists ? wayne
Sponsored Products
Ecco! Fruit Holder by Alessi
$155.00 | Lumens
Seaflora Sea Glass Rectangular: 5 Ft. 6 In. x 8 Ft. 6 In. Rug
Garden Pedestal
$799.00 | FRONTGATE
Zipstrip Herb Stripper
$6.99 | zulily
AGAVE Pendant
Indoor Ceiling Fans: TroposAir Cabo 52 in. Oil Rubbed Bronze Ceiling Fan with Ca
Home Depot
Dabmar Die-Cast Aluminum 7 1/2" High Landscape Spot Light
$44.91 | Lamps Plus
nuLOOM Handmade Alexa Eco Natural Fiber Cotton Border Jute Rug (9' x 12')
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™