HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR HELLEBORE??

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.

 Care checklist

  • 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!!!