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Q.growing hellebores in containers

Zone brigeport CT. | Irish girl added on February 26, 2014 | Answered

I left plants on the deck in their containers. Some are still green but droopy, others have been pruned to just a clump of stems, some still feel firm and some are soft – fearing they are dead. I have not really watered, leaving them to be snowed on. I felt the soil and it is still moist. Should I be doing anything different? It is March.  Should there be more signs of life at this point? Help!!!

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Answered on February 28, 2014

They sound like they are fine if they are still firm and green. Plants in containers are typically a little late in coming out of dormancy because they are more exposed to cold then plants that are in the ground. Give them a little extra time and I am sure they will bloom beautifully!

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