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Hellebore underneath Ash

Posted by paulsiu (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 19, 11 at 16:10

There a section of the yard between two ash trees at the border of the yard about 8 foot apart. Some day lillies grow there at the moment. They do ok there, but it's too dark so they never bloom. I was thinking about growing some Hellebore instead. The soil is alkaline 7.5 and may be clay-ish underneath the top soil.

Will Hellobore grow underneath an ash tree?
What cultivare should I grow in zone 5b?
What companion plants?

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RE: Hellebore underneath Ash

  • Posted by mlb86 6B NE TN (My Page) on
    Tue, Jan 17, 12 at 16:05

I think you should try the common hybrid Lenten rose(Helleborus hybrids) under your Ash trees. I think they will do fine. You could combine them with snowdrops(Galanthus), early daffodils, Epimedium, and the evergreen sweet violet(Viola odorata).

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