Lenten Roses – Self Pollinators

japanese beetle on rose

Q: My Lenten roses are blooming, and I am curious to know if they self-pollinate or is there an insect that does so.

A: They self-pollinate like crazy! Hellebore flowers have the male and female parts close together so self-pollination is inevitable. Seeds form in May and drop in June. You’ll usually find a mass of seedlings underneath mature plants.

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