Too much water?

bccecil(Z6 KY)August 20, 2003

We have had a very wet spring and summer this year and I just noticed that two of my beautiful hellebores have the stems rotted off at ground level. These were my first and biggest ones. They are planted on a slope, but I guess the 3 inches of rain at a time were just too much. Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening again? Brenda

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If you have clay soil, amend it with lots of compost. The roots need excellent drainage. We also had lots of rain and I see foliar disease from it.

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