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Hellebore Seed (urgent action)


By bjs


Earlier in the year there were a number of comments when i showed my yellow flowered Hellebore plant one or two people saying there’s did not produce seed .
At that time i suggested rubbing one’s finger lightly across the flower to self pollinate it, this i did myself on the yellow plant .seed pods are at present very green still leading me to believe they still have some time before the seed is ripe.A check this morning proved otherwise.When touched they popped like a pea showing the seeds just wait for a few hours sunshine and they would be gone mostly into the mouths of mice, birds and what ever else visit my garden ,and there is plenty that do.
Below a few seed that i removed.

As you can see within an hour of placing them in a green house other pods were opening,I am sure these want sowing now not storing as ones that fell on there own last year germinated,one’s i potted a month after have not.A quick look at the semi double ones show that they also are very close to shedding there seed.
Hope this prevents at least one member loosing there seed

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This is great what a lot you have and kind of you to share your knowledge with us all. I agree with you I watch what nature does especially with plants that reseed them selves and they don't wait a month they fall onto the ground as you said about the ones that fell then germinated. Thank you I shall watch mine next year.

10 Jun, 2010


That was a lucky find Bjs!!

10 Jun, 2010


Sixpence. why next year did they not flower this year
Amblealice.yes there was a bit of luck I am on my guard now and need to cover the Peonies before the squirrels have them.Busy busy .its nearly bed time.

10 Jun, 2010


Yes it did flower, I only bought it this year shall look tomorrow to see if there is any on mine thank you. I shall be checking my peonies too now you ve said that lol. thanks again for you knowledge.

10 Jun, 2010


Hellebore seeds do best if sown as soon as ripe. They can be stored but tend not to germinate as well.

11 Jun, 2010

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