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Q.My Hellebore Niger Has Bloomed 6 Months Out Of Season.. Why? Will It Hurt The Plant?

Zone Charleston, WV | j'sgarden added on August 21, 2020 | Answered

These plants have bloomed right on cue for the last ten Christmases. This summer they decided to bloom again at the end of June, not a time for any hellebores to bloom. The flowers were a little smaller than normal, and didn’t hang on as long either. I am in zone 6b. This June was a little wet, but just enough for the other plants to due very well, with a few coming in and blooming a little on the early side. Nothing extreme. I’d love to understand why this happened, and if it will affect the plant’s blooming this coming Christmas.

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Answered on August 21, 2020

This can happen with cooler weather after a hot spell. This is not usual, and will not happen often. To ensure that it will bloom, reliably, this Winter I would remove the flower growth at this time.

Otherwise, this article will offer some tips on their care:


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