Help! My first Hellebore
I bought my first Hellebore today (Lenten Rose- Oriental hellbore ...an impulse buy because it was only $9.92 at Walmart. Now that I have it home, I'm wondering how they do here in the hot, dry midwest with our clay soil. I know they like shade which I have plenty of. The tag wasn't overly helpful, but know they like good drainage so that will take some amending to achieve that. Do they like acid or alkaline soil? Lots of moisture? Are they touchy, finicky plants? I'll be in Europe for most of June so I'm avoiding any new plants this year which require too much pampering to get them going. Thanks.