I just received a medium sized Hellebore as a gift. It is potted and needs to be put into the ground. Should I plant it outside now or keep as a houseplant until the weather gets a bit kinder? I have read that it prefers a shady spot with several hours of dappled sun. I have a spot like that on one side of my house. Just worried about planting it right now. I understand that it blooms in the winter, but am apprehensive about putting it in the ground since it has been in the house. Appreciate your advice.
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When the soil is workable and has warmed up, you can plant it by the side of your house. The weather is warming up so your wait shouldn't be too long. It is okay to keep it inside as a houseplant until you are comfortable with giving it a home outdoors.