Hellebores come in over 20 different varieties and many subspecies. Some are easy to grow, while others can be challenging. Their bloom time depends on the climate and the kind of hellebore you choose. We listed some of the most popular hellebores and information on how to best cultivate them.
For hellebores, choose shaded spots with sufficient sunlight during winter. They need fertile, well-draining soil with moderate moisture. While they can grow in pots, avoid moving them too much. Find transplanting tips in our guide.
Hellebores grow slowly, taking up to 18 months to mature. Seeds take 3 years. Plant in spring or fall, and some may take 2 seasons to flower. Water new plants weekly, then less when mature.
Water hellebores in dry seasons, but avoid drowning them. Prune in summer, but replanting is risky in high temps. Wait until end of summer to transplant.