Most hellebores are relatively care-free plants. As with many ornamental
perennials, adequate soil preparation is the key to long term health and vigor.
Though hellebores will grow in a great variety of soil conditions, a well-drained
base containing plenty of organic matter suits them. Preparing deep beds will
provide the extensive root systems plenty of growing room and potentially many
decades of healthy growth. Ideally, the soil should receive regular moisture
without being waterlogged. However, the plants are surprisingly drought-tolerant
once established and can survive in less than optimum conditions.
Almost invariably hellebores are sold as shade plants. One of the benefits is that
they will tolerate shady conditions, but by no means are they shade-loving plants.
Many of my plants receive full afternoon sun throughout the year, and all of them
receive virtually no shade from November-March. Plants in deep shade will live
but generally exhibit sparser growth and produce fewer blooms.
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