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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?
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.
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
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.