Are these baby hellebores?

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Date Photo Taken: 04/09/2014
Location: Toco Hills/Decatur, GA
Posted By: Jmiya


The series of pictures are seedlings, a close up of the seedlings and the potential mother plant. I’m new to hellebores, but I’m hoping these are babies. Any help and advice with transplanting the seedlings would be most appreciated.


  1. spatialdrift Master Identifier says:

    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.

    April 11th, 2014 at 6:49 am
  2. stone Master Identifier says:

    Looks like hellebore seedlings to me.

    Hellebore take a while to get to a blooming size, and those tiny seedlings aren’t worth moving yet.
    I usually wait until they’re a lot larger to move them… Like next year… Or the year after…
    When I attempt moving this years babies… I keep them as a clump… Rather than separating them….

    April 11th, 2014 at 8:59 am
  3. robert Unregistered says:

    These look like Hellebore seedling clusters. give them time. the strong will survive and after a couple of years move them.
    I’ve taken to bagging the seed heads in small cloth sacks like old tobacco bags to collect the seeds once they’ve matured. They look a bit like roach or tiny mouse droppings. place these in seed trays and wait a year for them to sprout. Mark the colors unless you want to be surprised.
    Mine are “spreading like weeds”. Good weeds in my mind!

    October 25th, 2017 at 1:25 pm

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