I've wonderful "stands" of h. orientalis in several spots throughout my garden and 3 or 4 h. niger plants for which I'm "willing the growth" each day. Much more difficult with the h.niger which I'm told is the case. All but one of the mail order catalogues offer h. niger as bareroot only. Have NEVER been able to get ANY hellebore to grow from bareroot.
None of the local nurseries which used to carry the plants do so any longer because of the difficulty in growing them, not enough return on their investment perhaps. Can anyone offer any insight? There is a beautiful pink h.niger I'd love to try but might as well take my 9 or 12 dollars and burn it!!