What to do with a hellebore bought at this time of year? This is a variety called 'Yellow Wilgenbroek', and is yellow all over. I know they are dormant in this season, making no leaf growth. But does that mean they are not going to make any growth at the roots either? If so, what would be the value of my gently teasing out the roots from the rootball with an implement as we usually do, to plant it? In fact, might it damage those roots and might it not be able to repair them, if their roots are not doing any growing? Should I therefore keep it in its pot for now and wait until the autumn to plant it?
- 28 Jun, 2011