Waysidegarden:Hellebores


Add evergreen Helleborus interesting texture to your shade garden, a perfect contrast to the spring and summer flowering perennials. Christmas roses bloom in the dead of winter, the interest throughout the year, filling the beds in the months less sad.

Caring for them is simple, they are robust Hellebore / Lenten roses great plants:

* They prefer partial sun or even tolerate full shade but full sun in a cool place.
* If you plant in rich soil with good drainage
* Give them another layer of compost per year, provided the necessary nutrients.
* Lenten Roses are fairly resistant to drought, but will be a deep watering during dry summers have.
* Prune old growth leaves in late winter. The plants begin to bloom and send forth new leaves - Trim old growth helps plants look better.
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