When to feed Hellebores - Zone 8

katie(Zone 8a NoCA)October 15, 2012

I am in Zone 8B and am wondering when to feed my Hellebores. It seems to me they are usually blooming by Christmas. The new buds have not yet started to peek above the ground.

Thanks, Katie

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gardengal48

I'm not sure you need to fertilize them - they don't generally require it and I've never fertilized an inground planted hellebore in my life! Container plantings are different.

If you feel you must, I'd use an all purpose fertilizer applied sparingly and when the plant is in active growth - late winter to early spring.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 5:01PM
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katie(Zone 8a NoCA)

Thanks, Gardengal, I was hoping you'd be the one to answer.

Katie

    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 3:01PM
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