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Beginner Gardening Questions: Hellebores

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MaryK_38

(Zone 7a)

March 12, 2013
3:32 PM

Post #9447273

I planted my hellebores 2 or 3 years ago and it haven't bloomed yet. It is in what I think is the right conditions. What could be the problem?

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2013
3:57 PM

Post #9447291

I am not familiar with hellebores, but have read that that many of them do not bloom until the third year... I hope these links may be of use to you.

http://www.helleborus.us/ProducingFloweringH.html

http://www.nurseriesonline.com.au/Articles/Growing_Hellebores.html

http://www.growsonyou.com/question/show/6328-hellebores

http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/hellebore/msg0415163830947.html

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

March 13, 2013
10:24 AM

Post #9448049

Mine took awhile to bloom

What conditions do you have them planted in? Mine are on the north side of the house mostly shady
MaryK_38

(Zone 7a)

March 16, 2013
6:25 PM

Post #9451728

Thanks both of you, I think it's probably too close to my Japanese Maple and fighting with the roots, guess I'll have to move it. The links "themoonhowl" listed helped. MaryK_38

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 17, 2013
6:00 AM

Post #9452078

You are most welcome MaryK. I am glad they were of use to you.

Moon
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

March 17, 2013
6:24 AM

Post #9452103

Interesting - mine are in an area that receives afternoon sun, but not a lot of it. They are kind of in an alcove, so as you can imagine what sun there is limited, but can be rather hot. I have hydrangeas planted in there as well.

This will be the 3rd year that mine have been in. I am now thinking if they don't flower this year, perhaps they should be moved. Thoughts?

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 17, 2013
6:45 AM

Post #9452156

I think Hellebores follow the old 3 year adage...first year they sleep, second year they creep, third year they leap. That being said, From what I have read I think they would be most happy in an area that gets some good morning sun/bright light and bright shade in the afternoon. Carolyn, did you check out the above links? Seems the general consensus is blooms after the third year.
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

March 17, 2013
8:21 AM

Post #9452251

Moon -

I did check them out. I seem to be getting the opposite - shade in the am and sun in the pm. I may end up moving them this spring. We will see - this is their 3rd year.

Thanks for the help. :-)

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 17, 2013
8:54 AM

Post #9452280

You are most welcome Carolyn...just wish I could be of more help. I tried to grow Hellebores here two or three times over the years with no success...I think my winters are too wet and warm and my summers are too wet and hot...some things just don't like the deep south. grin
Carolyn22
Athens, PA
(Zone 5b)

March 17, 2013
5:01 PM

Post #9452813

Moon

I would take your weather over mine. I bet clematis love your weather. :-)

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

March 17, 2013
5:07 PM

Post #9452822

Yes Ma'am...most of them grow like weeds here. We have our share of weather drawbacks, but at least we rarely get snow and that is a big plus for me...GRIN
ladysoth
Alexandria, VA

March 21, 2013
8:03 PM

Post #9457645

Mine took quite a number of years to bloom - it's in mostly full, dense shade but gets a bit of light over the winter. Mine is a greenish white color and it's not very attractive to be honest, but the leaves are nice and it's a good sized plant so I leave it be.

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