Growing season for hellebores?
I planted several very young hellebores in October, and the top growth on all of them is pretty much dead after an unusually cold December. The seller has assured me they will come back in the Spring. It makes sense.
What I can't figure out is why my mature hellebore is not on that same schedule. It flowered beautifully last spring, then started new growth in the late summer. That new growth is doing fine through this cold weather, and I assume it will bloom on schedule.
My question is: what growing schedule will my baby plants be on when they mature? Do different species of hellebores put out new growth at different times? The babies are Helleborus x hybridus 'Sunshine Selections.' The mature one came with the house. Here is a photo of it in bloom: