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Hellebore seedlings, should I try to pot up?

Posted by prairiemoon2 zone 6a/MA (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 20, 12 at 21:57

I see quite a few of them, but I thought I remembered that you are supposed to leave them until fall before trying to replant them. I just wondered if anyone had any experience with potting them up in individual small pots and letting them grow on over the summer and planting out in the fall?

thanks...


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RE: Hellebore seedlings, should I try to pot up?

Go ahead and pot them now. Be sure to get the entire root. The root is very deep. I dig seedlings once the weather is warm and pot them or transplant them without any problems.


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RE: Hellebore seedlings, should I try to pot up?

Everyone is different, but I have greater success/survival rates when I wait until fall. I have read that you are not to touch the stem of the new seedlings...tough when they are so small. At this time I have so many plants that I rip out the seedlings that are too close to the parent plants and allow the ones further away to get older before I dig them up.


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RE: Hellebore seedlings, should I try to pot up?

Thank you both. Since I have a ton of seedlings, I imagine I could try both ways. I don't have a ton of mature plants so I will be happy to see these mature and be useable in the garden.


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