Hellebore Plants
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Yellowing Hellebore Leaves

Zone Southern Vancouver Island, BC | Failidh added on June 14, 2015 | Answered

I have 2 White Hellebores in pots which are in dappled shade with some sun. The leaves are continually turning yellow and have to be removed. I can't figure out if I'm giving them too much water or not enough, or if, perhaps, the soil is too dense. I believe that I used 'Sea Soil Container Mix.' I have several of their babies grown from seed (still very tiny, as they just came up this spring) which seem to be happy in the same area. Any suggestions? Thank you, Della Mae Johnston

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    Downtoearthdigs
    Certified GKH Gardening Expert
    Answered on June 14, 2015

    Growing Hellebores in pots can be a bit more difficult.
    Clay pots are recommend to help the soil and plant drain and dry slightly between watering. This would help to prevent root rot.
    A good quality potting mix is important and a slow release fertilizer during the blooming period.
    Pots allow you to bring in the plants in the fall and move back out in the spring easily.
    Make sure the soil is draining and the plants are not sitting in water but moist.
    Try to recreate the shady woodland environment they love.
    Here is a link with more information.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hellebore/growing-hellebores.htm

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