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Hellebores seedlings

Posted by alina_1 6/7, MD (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 2, 10 at 16:57

I have many young Hellebores plants; some doubles and other nice varieties. I would not mind having seedlings. I did not polinate myself, but they are growing close to each other, so cross-polinating is very possible. All of them bloomed this spring.

Could you tell me when seedlings might appear and how do they look? I am fighting with weeds on my flower beds. I am afraid that I will pull Hellebore seedlings along with weeds...

If someone can post pictures of very young seedlings, I would really appreciate it...

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RE: Hellebores seedlings

Hi there
my camera has broken down but I searched the forum and found pictures someone posted. I hope it works, if not, just search "seedling" in this forum.
cheers, Lin
they are the ones with three leafparts, shiny and often serrated

RE: Hellebores seedlings

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 3, 10 at 12:00

There is a photo here of even younger seedlings at the seed leaf stage -

If you are asking when seedlings might appear from seeds dropped from your plants this season -

They will need a warm moist period (in nature, this usually means as Fall rains begin), a cold moist period, and will begin to germinate while temperatures are still cool. In my maritime mild Z8, seedlings will begin appearing around December from self sown seeds, in your colder winter area it may be late winter to early Spring. Seeds sown very fresh or self sown may occasionally germinate without the long period of fluctuating temperatures but that doesn't happen often.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hellebore seed leaf stage

RE: Hellebores seedlings

Thanks, that is exactly what I was asking about!

I did not notice any seedlings from the last year blooms this spring... I did not deadhead my Hellebores. This year, they bloomed better, so I'll look for seedlings next year...

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