Shouldn't I see signs of life by now?
Last May I planted 3 hellebores plants (royal heritage). The leaves stayed green all summer and have been brown and green all winter. I figured this meant that they survived their first year in my garden. However, I still see no sign of new growth and the leaves from last summer are now pretty much all brown. I have always heard that these plants should be up in February even if there's snow. I'm now hoping that means in warmer zones. We had some really cold weather and snow in the past two weeks.