Though buried under snow, hellebores survive to push flowers up through the last vestiges of winter’s grasp to bloom in shades of white, yellow, purple, red or pink.
- Plant your hellebores in the spring; pick a spot in full to part shade and leave them there. Amend soil with well-aged leaf mould and compost before planting. These are perennials for the long term, and effort spent enriching the soil before planting will be well rewarded.
- Mulch newly planted hellebores with shredded leaves in spring and fall to prevent weeds and conserve moisture. The plants are drought, heat and humidity tolerant once established.
- Shelter evergreen types from drying winds during winter if they aren’t covered with snow. Plant them near a windbreak or cover with conifer boughs for winter protection.
- Trim lightly in early spring to tidy up the overwintering leaves as the buds open.
ENJOY YOUR HELLEBORE!!!