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why does my helleborusw ericsmithii look dead

scbone

By Scbone

United Kingdom Gb

this was brought in a pot feb this year put at the top of the garden in the sun when the flowers were gone we replanted it as the roots were coming through the bottom of the pot. The leave are now shriveled.


On plant Helleborus


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The old leaves do die back brown, but usually the new plant for next year sprouts off the bottom, cut the old stems back to tiedy it up unless their are seeds in the old flowers which you can let fall into loose soil around the mother plant and nurture some more for next year.

2 May, 2009

 

The seeds may not be true to the mother plant if there are several hellebore's around. (just wanted to warn you!) If you don't want seeds/seedlings, cut the flowers off too.

2 May, 2009

 

I had white and red, I now have a lovely collection of White red and various shades of pink a lovely bed of them, cheeper than buying them! I am thrilled.

2 May, 2009

 

Hellebores are not sun lovers so a spot with at least half the day in the shade would be better for them. They also like a good, moisture retentive soil and a good feed each spring

2 May, 2009

 

Thanks for that Andrewr, I've just moved mine to a shadier and damper spot. Hoping they won't sulk too much and still flower next year, eeek!

2 May, 2009

 

Thanks for all the informaton have trimed the leaves and moved the plant to a shadey place noticed the soil was very wet.

4 May, 2009

 

Why are the leaves on my HELLEBORUS covered in a sticky substance and whiteflies.

3 Jun, 2009

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