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Hellebore not growing

Posted by Agnieszka13 San Francisco (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 23, 12 at 20:41

I bought one plant a year ago. Since then it has not really grown.

It is in a pot for now, located on a eastern side of the house and it gets fog filtered light or rarely and shortly direct sun. Should I put it under a tree where there is more shade?

What else can I do?

It's not dying but it's not doing envy thing else either :0(


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RE: Hellebore not growing

I would plant it in the ground. I think the pot is probably the problem.

RE: Hellebore not growing

Yes, may be you are right. I was hoping for the plant to get bigger before planting it in its permanent spot. I didn't think the pot would be a problem because it is quite large and it has excellent soil. And I've been watering it every other day.

I'll try to plant it this weekend, and hope for the best...

Thank you!

RE: Hellebore not growing

Couple of things to consider.....hellebores are only shade tolerant, not shade lovers. They will tolerate quite a lot of direct sun, especially early day sun. And a few Mediterranean species just flop over in much shade! They are also quite drought tolerant once established - watering every other day may be excessive.

RE: Hellebore not growing

Thanks gardengal48! This is a great info and I'll apply your suggestions immediately. Less water, and a bit more sun! :) Done.

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