I just counted and have 15 hellebores in the garden (and 5 more waiting to go in). The oldest 3 are maybe 7 years and several more are 3 or 4 years old. I've always read that seedlings commonly appear around plants but I've never seen a single one in my garden. They do seem to set seed and I don't deadhead them. I mostly hand weed (rather then hoeing) and get lots of self seeding from other plants.
I'm just wondering if others around the Twin Cities are getting seedlings or are we just to cold (or something else)?