Will hellebore flower buds survive the cold?

graywings123January 25, 2013

Eeek! A couple of my hellebores have put out buds. Will they survive muti-days of below freezing temps? It's 18 degrees right now!

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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

Yes, I expect they will be just fine. They may look limp, even lay down flat in the bed if tall enough, and recover no worse for the wear when your weather warms. These are tough, don't worry about them :)

Now if they were just tough enough to withstand the contractor who stood on a couple of mine when replacing a large window this week....

    Bookmark   January 25, 2013 at 11:41AM
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graywings123

That's reassuring. Thanks for posting.

And I am sorry about yours!

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 8:51AM
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arrietti(6)

Thanks for this post and answer, I was just getting worried about mine.

Mine is in white and in bloom but the plant is pretty flat to the ground. And today it's covered in snow!

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 9:53AM
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