Shade Gardening forum: Hellebores

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Central Delaware (Zone 7a)
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unkveg18
Nov 15, 2018 10:48 AM CST
Is it too late in the season to trim back hellebores? I live in zone 7a.
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Nov 15, 2018 8:35 PM CST
I just let them go through the winter, do the trimming back in the spring when the new growth appears.
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Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Nov 15, 2018 9:55 PM CST
I agree they should not be cut back till the new growth starts.
Name: Bea Kimball
Little Rock, Arkansas; (Zone 7b)
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Buzzbea424
Dec 1, 2018 4:30 PM CST
I just cut back the winter damage once the weather warms up. Some of my plants will keep blooming till mid-summer.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Dec 1, 2018 4:57 PM CST
I just cut some of mine because I see blooms emerging. Hurray!
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First bloom for the season.
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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Dec 30, 2018 7:20 PM CST
And it begins here in Washington State.
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Dec 30, 2018 8:06 PM CST
Very nice Julia. Still months away here.
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Dec 30, 2018 8:08 PM CST
How much snow is at your house?
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Dec 31, 2018 7:50 PM CST
Nothing right now but plenty of rain. Most of the snow comes from late Jan. till mid March. We have had 1 storm of 12 inches and a few around an inch or 2, so not to bad so far.

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