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Hellebore (Lenten Rose) – Aphids

Q: I was piddling around with my hellebores yesterday (Jan 25, 2015) and found a big infestation of aphids under the leaves of my ‘Ivory Prince’. I didn’t know aphids attacked hellebores! A: You are very observant! Hellebores have their own little insect: hellebore aphid, Macrosiphum hellebori. Most garden insecticides (click for sources)...

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Hellebore Black Death – Diagnosis

...whole bed, can I plant it again? A: (scroll down to see UGA lab report) Hellebore black death is not common but it has been reported in several parts of the US. It is likely caused by a virus. Symptoms are described thusly: Symptoms typically develop on well-established (older) plants, particularly on newly emerging...

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Is this some type of hellebore? (Need ID help)

I rescued this plant as a tiny seedling with just 2-3 little leaves this spring from the patio of a friend’s new townhouse. At the time I thought it was a hellebore seedling, but over the summer it has grown quite a bit and now I’m not sure what it is. New growth...

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Are these baby hellebores?

spatialdrift Hmm. By the time I notice my baby hellebores, they always look like hellebores. I would say since a couple of those plants have secondary leaves and those are usually "true" leaves with the plant's typical characteristics, my guess is no. stone Looks like hellebore seedlings to me. Hellebore take a while to...

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False Hellebore – Identification

Q: While on vacation in Colorado, I found groves of these growing just below the tree line. Can you identify? A: It’s false hellebore, a.k.a. skunk cabbage, Veratrum tenuipetalum. It is not a true skunk cabbage, Symplocarpus foetidus (Eastern skunk cabbage) or Lysichiton americanus, Western skunk cabbage). False hellebore is quite poisonous. See...

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Hellebore – Encouraging Growth

Q: I have been growing a hellebore for ten years but have not been able to get it to spread. It is mulched with pine straw. How can I get it to multiply? A: Your hellebore’s flowers are fading and are making seed pods which will open in June. Pull away the straw...

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Hellebores – Frozen

Q: The extreme cold seemingly froze the blooms on my hellebores. Is it possible they’ll recover and make seeds this year? A: My hellebore plants were severely wilted after each of the severe cold snaps we’ve had this winter. Even so, they popped back up when the weather warmed. I think this is...

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Hellebores – Growing On Tybee Island

Q: Will hellebores grow on Tybee Island? A: If you keep them in the shade all day, I think Lenten rose would find Tybee Island very hospitable. One key factor is the amount of organic matter in your soil there. Since Tybee has soil that is mostly sand, it’s important to plant hellebores...

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Piccadilly Farm – Hellebore Days

Q: When is the annual Hellebore Days at Piccadilly Farm? A: Hellebore Days has been an annual event at Piccadilly Farm in Bishop, GA (near Athens)for more than seventeen years. It is usually held around the first week of March. You can call Sam or Carleen Jones to ask them – 706-769-6516. Map...

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Hellebore Plants – Thinning Them

Q: I have a thick carpet of seedlings under my hellebore plants. Should I thin them out or just let nature take its course? A: Perhaps they compete in a small way with the mother plant but I usually let the smaller plants fight things out undisturbed. If you want lots more Lenten...

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Hellebore (LentenRose) – Fertilizing

Q: My hellebores look fabulous in February and March. When should they be fertilized? A: As with most plants, fertilize when they are actively growing. I feed mine in November when I see the first new green leaves and again in February when the flowers appear. Any landscape fertilizer should work fine. I’m...

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Flowering spring perennial

...days ago. http://gardens-in-the-sand.blogspot.com/2014/03/hellebore.html Witchazel Hellebore! EARLY spring bloomer, good for shady...

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Identification Needed Please!

...leaves you had might have been much smaller – and could even have been accidentally cut off or munched by something so you didn’t get to see them. I have many hellebores in different colours, some single and some double, but only one plant is flowering in the summer, the same plant every year....

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Squirrel – Disturbing Plants

Q: I missed your talk about dealing with squirrels on the radio a week ago. I have a wooded backyard and want to plant some hellebores (Lenten rose) that I have in pots. Every time I put out something the squirrels dig it up. Do you have any suggestions? A: My information was...

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Squirrel – Digging in Pot

Q: I missed your talk about dealing with squirrels on the radio a week ago. I have a wooded backyard and want to plant some hellebores (Lenten rose) that I have in pots. Every time I put out something the squirrels dig it up. Do you have any suggestions? A: My information was...

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Yellow blooming weed?

...this time of year, but it’s choking out the hellebore seedlings. It spreads prolifically. Can someone tell me what it...

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mystery plant

...Helleborine, or (Epipactis) a terrestrial orchid. If it is that prolific it could be the Broad-leaved Helleborine (Epipactis...

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What is this?

Hostas have already come up here, and it looks similar to a calla lily to me but the stem looks off and my neighborhood is thinking it’s lily of The valley which I don’t think...

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Mystery Plant

laura735 With out visible flowers to help narrow down, this looks like either the broad-leaed helleborine (Epipactis helleborine) or the long-bract green orchid/ frog orchid (Coeloglossum viride/Dactylorhiza viridis). According to sources E. helleborine is considered both "Weed? Exotic plant?" Although I'm leaning toward the broad-leaved hellborine, but with out seeing a closeup flower,...

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corn like stem but it’s purple?

...grown in zone 8-11 Bobby Tell us a little more about the area where you are seeing this. Woodland, wetland, etc. Bobby Maybe Hosta sprouts? Tom It looks like a shoot of wandering Jew. Tom https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wandering_Jew_(disambiguation) Tom https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wandering_Jew_(disambiguation) Tradescantia pallida laura735 Maybe broadleaf helleborine (Epipactis helleborine)? You will know more as these mature. Best...

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