What do I need to do to make my helleborus seeds?

farmerpickle(8)March 4, 2006

If any, what do I need to do to make my helleborus seeds? How would I know they seeded and when to harvest them? So many question I tried to search on this site or google but didn't find good results. I have 3 pink/white/green. Thank you.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jgwoodard(USDA z7 TN)

Hi farmerpickle,

If your plants are blooming chances are they'll make their own seeds, but if you want to make sure simply look inside the flower and take the pollen and distribute it on the ends of the pistils of the same flower or on different flowers of the same plant or those of the other plants. Hellebores produce plenty of seed and are often self-fertile. Once pollenated, you will see the seed capsules swell in the interior of the flower. Later they will mature and the follicles will turn from green to greenish-brown before splitting and spilling the seed. This isn't perfect but is generaly what happens with most hybrids.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2006 at 7:04AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
How much water would newly planted helebores need??
I'd like to plant some on the shady south-west side...
Winter Thrillers series, Wedding Ruffles - What type?
I've noticed that there are different categories such...
Ordering from Pine Knot
Anyone ordered there? Do you think that quarts from...
Do Double Hellebores Flowers Droop?
Anyone with experience growing double hellebores? I...
no flowers
I moved and split a hellebore 3 years ago, since then...
Sponsored Products
Artisan Copper Garden Torch with Chalice Floor Stand - Polished Copper
Signature Hardware
Palms Modular Leather Sectional 1-seater
Zuri Furniture
Rust-Free Vigo Undermount Stainless-Steel Kitchen Sink,Faucet and Dispenser
Personalized Bread Board with Monogram
$59.50 | FRONTGATE
Elk Lighting Skylar 46006/3 3 Light Pendant Multicolor - 46006/3
$456.00 | Hayneedle
Aquatic Sky Blue French Pattern Glass Tiles
$12.99 | TileBar
Justice Design Group GLA-8781 - Sonoma 1 Light Wall Sconce (Short) - Bowl with R
$198.00 | Hayneedle
Traditions Sage and Ivory Runner: 2 Ft. x 12 Ft. Rug
$253.95 | Bellacor
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™