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Hellebore help

Hoping someone can help with this.  Earlier this year I bought a collection of mixed hellebores and as they were only plug plants, I planted them into small pots and kept them in the greenhouse. They are doing well, but I’m now stuck on whether to repot them into bigger pots and keep them inside, or to put them outside in the bigger pots until later in the year, or to plant them in the garden where I want them to grow. Which would be the best solution?


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,277
    Plant them in the garden. Keep well watered. They do not usually like full sun.  They do not need greenhouse heat, even as seedlings, so outside is the way to go.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,668
    I second Fidgetbones advice. Hellebores establish better as small young plants I've found.  Having said that, I've still got several in pots, waiting to go out in the garden once I can get a fork into the soil again!
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • FireFire Posts: 17,374
    I'm waiting until autumn to plant out from pots too, when we have rain.
  • Jed7Jed7 Posts: 11
    Thank you all. I’ve moved them from the greenhouse into the garden and will plant them when the soil is diggable!
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