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transplanting hellebore

Posted by dawgie z7 NC (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 22, 04 at 11:06

I've got a Christmas rose helleborus that I would like to move. I planted it in a shady spot below a threadleaf Japanese maple many years ago and it has done well after a long period of doing nothing. This winter it bloomed very well. However, the spot where it is growing has become so overgrown that it is hard to see and appreciate it, so I want to move it to a more visible location.

Would now be a good time to transplant it? Are there any special precautions I should take in moving a Helleborus? I assume that they don't like to be disturbed because it took a long to do anything after I originally planted it. We have another Helloborus, a Lenten rose, blooming in a container, that we probably will move as well.


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RE: transplanting hellebore

I believe the best time to move is immediately after the flowering, deadhead to prevent the energy going to seed production, and dig up and replant quickly without allowing the roots to dry out. If the plant is big enough and you're going to split it, do it now, at least 2-3 growing eyes per division, don't be greedy by taking it down to one, it'll probably have 2 blind years, 1 if you're lucky.

Get it into good deep rich soil with plenty of moisture without being "Wet" and you'll have a cracking good plant next year.

If splitting, be especially careful not to damage the new white roots, the old black ones are not so important.

Cheers Greenmanplants


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