Plant ID – Hellebore

(Question)

Hello: we purchased this plant at the Toronto Spring Gardening show a few years back. Can you tell me the type of plant and if we can divide it? We need to move it as we’re making a deck in the area where it’s located. Any tips re optimal planting area i.e. Sun/shade would be appreciated. My husband remembers it is classed as an evergreen, but we cannot remember the name.

(Answer)

Your plant is a Hellebore. It is best divided in early spring. Make sure each division has at least one growth point and water well when replanting it. Hellebores like a rich, well drained soil in dappled shade with shelter from the wind. A good leaf mulch will help to keep in moisture but avoid letting it get waterlogged.

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