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Author Topic: Helleborus 2023  (Read 2632 times)

Guff

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Helleborus 2023
« on: March 18, 2023, 06:16:18 PM »
Helleborus Thibetanus

There are 10+ flower buds between the two flower stalks. Can't wait to see them all open.



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Re: Helleborus 2023
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2023, 08:33:23 PM »
Helleborus orientalis: Self sown seedlings at the edge of
the meadow
Rudi Weiss,Waiblingen,southern Germany,
climate zone 8a,elevation 250 m

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Re: Helleborus 2023
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2023, 09:47:56 PM »
Guff
Is this a new seedling or the same plant that you have had flowering for sometime, just appears to be noticeably veined?
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Re: Helleborus 2023
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2023, 10:11:38 PM »
Jeff

Same plant as last year. Veining is the same. It's more white this year, last year it was pink. Probably because I was fertilizing with bat Guano and the Roots HPK last Fall.
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Re: Helleborus 2023
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2023, 07:54:21 PM »
Guff, very nice H.thibetanus! :) It really likes your garden.

Rudi, how big clump and so many flowers. :)
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Re: Helleborus 2023
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2023, 09:08:39 PM »
Agree that it will be a sight to behold when all buds have opened. Temperature can play a role in hellebore flower colour, however not sure of fertilisation would  but feeding would promote growth and hecne bud formation.
The plant must now be 10+ years old?

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Re: Helleborus 2023
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2023, 01:33:50 AM »
Leena, thanks.

Jeff, It could be 9 or 10 years since you gave me the seeds. It has flowered 4 years straight. My other plant flowered once(had 5 flowers), and this year it's just putting up a leaf again. Seedlings that germinated last Spring, some are above ground already.

I recall once or twice before they flowered, that the leaf was damaged, and it did put up another single leaf. I think they take longer, because they only put up one leaf per growing season. Young Hellebore hybrid seedlings here, will put up new leaves in the Spring and again in the Fall.

I'm going to be fertilizing thibetanus seedlings every couple of weeks, to get the single leaf as big as possible. Probably start out light, and add more strength. I feed and watered all Summer last year. They started to die back late August, early September.
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Re: Helleborus 2023
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2023, 02:25:18 AM »
Guff,

The Helleborus thibetanus are lovely.  I don't usually see such delicate colors in a Heleborus.
Marc Rosenblum

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I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

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Re: Helleborus 2023
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2023, 02:44:13 AM »
A delicate temperamental species for sure.

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Re: Helleborus 2023
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2023, 02:54:14 AM »
Jeff,

Good to hear from you!  I hadn't seen any posts from you for a while.
Marc Rosenblum

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I am in USDA zone 8b where temperatures almost never fall below 15F -9.4C.  Rainfall 50" 110 cm + but none  June-September.  We seldom get snow; but when it comes we get 30" overnight. Soil is sandy loam with a lot of humus. 
Oregon- where Dallas is NNW of Phoenix

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Re: Helleborus 2023
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2023, 06:12:28 PM »
MarcR, thanks.

Helleborus Thibetanus
12 flowers.




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Re: Helleborus 2023
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2023, 02:44:14 AM »
I am the green eyed monster, recall that you did have seedlings have any of these flowered?

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Re: Helleborus 2023
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2023, 09:56:57 PM »
Have second Spring thibetanus seedling popping up, think they take 5 years or longer to flower. Haven't seen any popping up in my raised bed from last year.

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Re: Helleborus 2023
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2023, 01:01:41 AM »
I wish thibetanus would grow for me.  I've tried several times without success.

Here is a seedling from Marcia Meigs who was a member of Hellex, a group of people who exchanged seeds when hellebores were just starting to be popular.
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Re: Helleborus 2023
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2023, 07:49:46 AM »
Diane, that is a very nice dark flower.

I think my climate is too harsh for H.thibetanus, though I haven't tried it. It is so beautiful! :)
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