Helleborous turning black - Knowledgebase Question

Four Corners, WA (Zone 7B)
Question by andereggen
April 15, 2005
Helleborous that has bloomed beautifully (second year) is turning black all over. Why?


Image
Answer from NGA
April 15, 2005

0

What you're witnessing may look alarming, but it's a natural process for your Hellebore. All hellebores form tight clumps of many growing points with stems that rise from the ground, bearing many leaves all along their length; stems produce flowers at their tip the second year, then die to the ground as new stems emerge to replace them. Soon you'll see new growth emerging. At that time you can cut all the old a blackened foliage off your hellebore.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Fleur569 and is called "Working with Purple & White"