Hellebore Plants
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Potted hellebore seems to have collapsed (in the wind storm). What should I do?

Zone Portland, OR | katharyn added on June 28, 2019 | Answered

I have a very large pot planted with two hellebore plants. They have seemed very healthy, although I was noticing that small, inner, lower level leaves were turned yellow. I began planning on holding off watering because of the yellowing... Then we recently had two nights of very high winds. I then noticed that one of the two plants had collapsed (mostly all still green, no broken stems) and have been watching and waiting. Now I think I need to do some trimming (of the original and additional yellowed leaves/branches) and am wondering if I can hope for the fallen stems to perk back up? Any advice is welcome. Many thanks! This link to photos of collapse: https://photos.app.goo.gl/trzfdVAHkigFu2im8 This is originally planted: https://photos.app.goo.gl/CrQQTzTjBNz3nw6y8 K.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on June 29, 2019

Your photos did not come through properly here.

I would suggest leaving them until the growth is completely dead. They will usually recover with no problem, but you should definitely hold off on watering. Soil that is too moist for too long will invite infections.

I'm afraid this will be a waiting game to recovery. This article will help you with the general care of these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hellebore/growing-hellebores.htm

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