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Hellebores from seed

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Here are some of the Hellebores I have growing in the garden from seed, self sown or my crossing, pictured yesterday.

Today I’ve spent a couple of hours removing about 1/2 doz plants that I didn’t like the colour of.

Below is the nicest I’ve found this year, a pale pink double from a deliberate crossing.

I feel that the doubles are not as strong growers as the singles.
I had two lovely deep pink doubles flowering last year, but this season they are each just a couple of miserable leaves.
What do other members think about the sturdiness of doubles.?

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They are beautiful. The pink one is especially gorgeous.

13 Feb, 2019

 

A wonderful collection you have there like Majories the crossing double pink well done.

13 Feb, 2019

 

All from seed - I am so impressed. I only have two and they are planted at the furthest point from the house so I don't see them much. I read that they don't like to be moved once established so I haven't tried.

13 Feb, 2019

 

Yes, Ginellie, I read that about being moved, that might have been the problem although I cut out a fair amount of soil around the roots.

13 Feb, 2019

 

Oh Siris, what a splendid collection of hellebores. Each one is very pretty and to have grown them all from seed is a real achievement.

13 Feb, 2019

 

The deliberate cross is dreamy- you must be thrilled with it! I only have two doubles but they seem to be doing quite well (the red is on one of my recent pics) though the plants don't look quite as robust as the singles. You have a fabulous collection altogether - bet you have a big smile when you go down the garden!

14 Feb, 2019

 

Oh I say Siris that deliberate cross is gorgeous, I hope it stays strong for you, think of the achievement if it appears the same in years to come, I find that my singles do seem sturdier, spread themselves willingly and also always produce more blooms, I do have a few doubles but as said they are definitely slow growers, here in my garden they are also the first to actually come into flower....I waited years for some of mine to produce flowers, I was going to get rid but Spritz told me to be patient, now that was a very long time ago, in the end I did move them into a sunnier part of my garden and they have been happier..Yours is a lovely selection...

14 Feb, 2019

 

You have a nice variety of colours there. I get many seedlings from mine but they never seem to flower.

15 Feb, 2019

 

Thank you all for your kind comments. Some of my Hellebores are in deep shade, so haven't opened the flower buds yet, also my planting-out bed is shady, so if I find a nice one I move it to a display place. That's probably why they sulk afterwards.
Ha,ha, Stera, the garden isn't big enough 'to go down it'.

15 Feb, 2019

 

Hywel you once gave me a red one that has only just started flowering well - I thought it was one of your seedlings?

15 Feb, 2019

 

Those are lovely ! Well done Siris.

17 Feb, 2019

 

Siris, today I noticed one I didn't recognise from previous years, it must be one I grew from your seed, I must take a photo.

17 Feb, 2019

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