Growing hellebores in Colorado?
So I have been thinking of trying to grow some hellebores here on the front range of Colorado, and I am wondering if anyone has had any luck doing so. It is pretty darn dry here throughout the year with strong sun and wind. Will hellebores make it? I have ammended my native clay soil into fairly decent shape, and have have just about every type of exposure available somewhere in my yard, except northern. I can provide them with any amount of drip irrigation necessary. Yesterday at the Denver Botanic Gardens I saw a nice looking X hybridus 'white red spots' and a multifidus hercegovinus planted in moderate shade. Is shade where hellebores should be planted here? How about strong morning sun? Are there certain cultivars that are particularly well suited for suny, dry climates like Colorado? Thanks for any advice!