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