Hi, Have a large cedar planter with a Pieris 'Forest Flame' in it (now grown rather leggy but I love its form and height). Wanted to fill in at its feet with the H. foetidus which I thought would contrast nicely. Also have a tiny-leaved variegated Hedera helix scrambling around. Would the Helleborus do okay? I note it needs somewhat alkaline soil while the Pieris supposedly likes acid soil but to be honest I've never particularly bothered about ph.
Should I in this case?
The location gets sun til eleven, but from posts here that seems okay. I'm a litle worried about the moisture...Pieris gets normal amount (handwatered as needed), but some folks say the H. foetidus is best in dryer soil.
What do y'all think? The Helleborus isn't here yet...When I see the 2 plants together it may not be such an attractive combo but I'm needing input into cultural needs first. I'm not even sure Helleborus will do well in a container...even a large one. Thanks for any help, hints...josh