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What time of year is best to plant hellebores?

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Seed hellebores between July and August, and transplant plants to a cold frame or cool greenhouse once they have germinated. Sow seeds thinly, and cover with a thin layer of chick grit. Avoid areas that receive full sunlight or that may expose plants to damage from mice or slugs.

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Groom the plants by removing any yellowing or dead leaves before transplanting them to a permanent location. Hellebores prefer moist soil that offers good drainage and has plenty of organic matter for fertilizer. Treat acidic soils with lime to achieve a more neutral pH level, and provide plants with extra water during extended dry periods.

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