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Hellebore babies!

Liz WarnerLiz Warner Posts: 199
Has my hellebore had babies?! 
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  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150
    Good question Liz. I have spotted something similar for the first time in my patch this week. 
    They look very similar to what I saw in a google image search, but I will be interested to see what others say.

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    I think they are Hellebore babies, congratulations. Don’t be in a hurry to prick them out, let them grow on in there until they re much bigger. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Liz WarnerLiz Warner Posts: 199
    Sooooo excites. Love hellebores and plant them in every bed and border but it’s getting expensive 😬 How long do I leave them for and what do I move them to? 
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    If you have other Hellebores, those babies may not come true to the mother plants, sometimes they just come out a dirty white, I have had some lovely double pinks and purples and some discussing grey ones. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Liz WarnerLiz Warner Posts: 199
    Thanks Lyn. The ‘dirty’ ones can go at the end of the garden! This hellebores nearest neighbour is about 25m away so we’ll see what happens 
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,432
    That looks like Helleborus niger to me so you should be OK for staying white.


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Liz WarnerLiz Warner Posts: 199
    It is nutcutlet! 
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    I didn’t even notice the flowers there 🤭 of course it is! 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Novice23Novice23 Posts: 200
    Hellebores are wonderful in the winter, giving a real lift to the miserable weather.  i often  get seedlings, and usually leave them to develop, sometimes I move them, but they seem to be happy wherever they land.
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150
    Congratulations on your new babies Liz 😃.
    Mine have managed to sprout amongst a nearby patch of snowdrops... pricking them out should be fun😕.
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