Hellebore seedlings, should I try to pot up?

prairiemoon2 z6 MAMarch 20, 2012

I see quite a few of them, but I thought I remembered that you are supposed to leave them until fall before trying to replant them. I just wondered if anyone had any experience with potting them up in individual small pots and letting them grow on over the summer and planting out in the fall?

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wvbetsy(z6WV)

Go ahead and pot them now. Be sure to get the entire root. The root is very deep. I dig seedlings once the weather is warm and pot them or transplant them without any problems.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2012 at 8:48PM
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claysoil(z6 PA)

Everyone is different, but I have greater success/survival rates when I wait until fall. I have read that you are not to touch the stem of the new seedlings...tough when they are so small. At this time I have so many plants that I rip out the seedlings that are too close to the parent plants and allow the ones further away to get older before I dig them up.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2012 at 10:44AM
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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

Thank you both. Since I have a ton of seedlings, I imagine I could try both ways. I don't have a ton of mature plants so I will be happy to see these mature and be useable in the garden.

    Bookmark   March 28, 2012 at 8:11AM
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