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Zone La59pj | Asgard1957 added on July 10, 2020 | Answered

Hi I’ve went and cut my hellebores completely to the ground and I now think I’ve killed them. I did it at the end of May and there is no growth what’s so ever, help, have I killed them

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Answered on July 13, 2020

Heavy pruning should only be done when there are signs of new growth for the year. Cutting them to the ground before this can kill them, as they have no nutrient storage through the winter. Since they won't be growing vigorously through the winter, they need all of the nutrients from those leaves.

This article will help you to prune the plants:


Here is an article to help you with their general care:


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