Verbascum & Helleborus - Knowledgebase Question

Martinez, CA
Question by sbrango
October 26, 1999
I am a beginning gardener and Id like to know if I live in a too warm of climate for Hellebore and or Southern Charm Verbascum. If it is okay to plant when do I, now?


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Answer from NGA
October 26, 1999

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Verbascum are summer-blooming perennials suitable for all gardening zones. You can plant seeds or starts in a sunny site in the springtime. Helleborus grows in shade or partial shade in rich, moist, well-draining soil. Helleborus argutifolias, the Corsican Hellebore, grows best in your gardening zone and tolerates the alkaline soil so often encountered in southern California gardens.

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