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Hellebore plug plants

Hi. I have received five Hellebore plug plants through the post. They are in tiny pots about 2 inches across. I am not sure whether to pot them up or plant them out. I would usually pot up but I think they are not keen on root disturbance. I have got them on an open porch area to harden off.

Thanks x


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,825

    Depending on where you are in the country, after hardening off I would risk planting them out. They are fairly tough and if there was any worry about hard frosts you could always cover them at night with fleece or even newspaper - remembering to remove in the morning. My hellebores seed themselves all over the place and are looking particularly fine right now.

    Liz x

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Judith 5Judith 5 Posts: 108

    Oh no image I was just about to run out and plant them. Not sure what to do now! Would they be ok potted up in ordinary compost Verdun. I might be able to find some leaf mould from the bottom of the stack. They are a double variety. Do you think that would make them any less tough than the single ones.

    thanks both of you

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    I'd go with Verdun on this one. His hellebore advice is usually good.

    Also common sense says they're too small for garden life .

    Roots aren't disturbed when you plant out a pot grown specimen.


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Judith 5Judith 5 Posts: 108

    Thanks for the advice everyone. Judith

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