Probably an easy question, but I've never grown a hellebore before. I planted 5 seeds outside in a container last November, and now I have this seedling growing:
Is it a hellebore seedling, or a weed?
It does not look like a hellebore seedling to me........????
Which Hellebore seeds did you plant? It doesn't look like my H. x hybrids.
It was a mixture of various types. Here's the description from the seller:
The pic isn't too clear but it might be a bloodroot. They both grow in the shade. It has a thick orangy rhizhome and looks like a cut off finger when it's broken! Ugh! Other than that it would get white flowers in the spring and is considered a spring ephemeral but mine last most of the summer and into the fall sometimes. The plant not the flower! Try looking it up on Hortiplex for a better look.
I looked at the pictures of bloodroot on Hortiplex, and I don't think that's what I have. At any rate, it looks like it must be a weed, because a similar seedling just popped up in a container where I planted strawberry seeds. Oh well, I guess I'll have to keep playing the waiting game with these hellebore seeds.
Hang onto your seed pot...If you planted them outdoors in November without giving them at least 45 days moist at room temperature first, it could be next late winter/early spring before they germinate.
It looks like columbine to me. I planted a number of columbine seeds this year and they all look like that.
Thaks for your help, everyone. I decided to post this on the Name That Plant forum, and see what they have to say. I'll certainly keep this container around until sometime next year. Hopefully I'll get at least one hellebore from it...
Here is a link that might be useful: Columbine seedlings... or not?