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 in soil that’s been amended with copious amounts of soil conditioner or planting soil. Experiment with some of the newer varieties, like Ivory Prince, ‘Red Lady’ or ‘Pink Frost’.