Young Hellebores

{young hellebore plant AKA the Christmas or Lenten Rose}

The garden can look pretty drab and depressing in the bit between late winter and early spring…

However, with a bit of forward planning, now is the time to change that!

During this last growing season, the mature hellebores in the garden self-seeded and produced lots of mini plants.  Knowing that I wanted to create a new hellebore garden at the Finca, I potted these little guys into small pots and left them for a good few months to toughen up and grow a good network of roots.

Now is the time for planting to ensure lusciousness for the early part of next year.

The three tips that I discovered for this were:

  • Space the new plants about a foot apart from each other because they need a bit of room.
  • Dig a hole the same size as the pot and make sure, when planting, that you don’t cover up the little leaf-like structures at the base of the stem (not all of the plants had these, but if they do, they need them out in the fresh air).
  • Remember to water them in – I often forget and have to go back!!
Happy Gardening!


  1. Hi, Oooo! lucky you. These are one of my favourite flowers. Really looking forward to some photos when they have grown and are flowering.
    Regards Florence x

  2. I´ll have to look these up – I don´t know what they are!

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