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winter care

Posted by PhilipM 5Iowa (My Page) on
Mon, Nov 7, 05 at 19:42

I am in zone 5 and at least at some point it will get cold. It is not unusual to get down to 15-20 degrees below zero at least at some point.
It has been warm and I have noticed new growth from my orientalis hellebores which I have had for 4-5 years. I normally see this growth in March. I can't really make the growth go back under the ground. Aside from just not worrying should I mulch a lot before it does get cold? Has this growth been there always in November and I just didn't notice?

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RE: winter care

Hi Phillip, maybe you just didn't notice it before. Here in Georgia I have lots of new growth at this time of the year. In the summer my plants are dormant due to the extreme heat that we get.
I would not worry about the new growth even if it is under snow. Next spring it will be fine.
Mary-Gainesville, GA

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