How to grow Christmas Rose (Helleborus) from seeds聖誕玫瑰種子孵法
1.Best time to grow this from seeds will be winter because it will take one to couple months to germinate.
2.Put seeds with small amount of water in a re-sealable plastic bag and keep the bag somewhere is dark and not too warm. Pick them out and plant them individually in a moss pallet or small seeding tray until they grow 4-6 true leaves. Keep seedlings in partial shade.
You also can grow them by using peat moss pallets directly. Keep the pallets moist. This will take just a bit longer.
3.Start to fertilize the young plants in small amount monthly.
4.Plant the young plants in the ground before frost or transplant them in lager pots. Use soil is well drain with compost matters.
It is fairly easy but needs some time. Be patient and you will have many of them for many years!
I live in temperatures that would shrivel this type of flower up but that first shot you posted of them is just magnificent!
Where do you live? It is cold hardy from USDA zone 4-9!
Texas, our lowest temp is usually about 32 farenheit and only for a couple nights a year lol! Our average temperature is 85-90 for most of the year.
So, it is not as cold as here in Canada. You can grow them for sure! 🙂
LOL for some reason I thought it was a flower that grows best IN the cold, now I am going to look into growing some!
Happy gardening, you will enjoy them! 🙂
Oh, I have hellebores in my north central Texas garden and they do well. The key is to plant them in a shady spot and keep them well watered. Blessings, Natalie 🙂
So it sounds like I should move them into the garden in the fall? Awesome post !! Thank you!
You are welcome! Most of plants belong to outdoor for their own good. 🙂
I should try this. I love my Hellebores and usually just let them make babies in the garden and move them to new spots.
I usually sprinkle half of the seeds and keep half to grow indoors. Because I do not see too many seedlings around.
There are so many different varieties, I would love to exchange some other varieties that I don’t have. 🙂
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Here on Church Street we are thinking about spring planting.
We were excited to find this post from My Food and Flowers about growing our favorite spring plant–hellebore. After an unfortunate mowing accident last season, we’re not expecting many of our hellebore to return this year.
Planting from seed will be a great experiment!
When I lived in Ferntree Gully, there were many hellebores in my garden. Some would self seed. They are a beautiful winter/spring flower.
There are no hellebores in my new garden in Castlemaine which has a much hotter and drier climate than southern Victoria. Castlemaine also has many more frosts than Ferntree Gully.
I sometimes see hellebores growing in gardens in Castlemaine. They are tucked into sheltered shady spots where they won’t fry or get frost bite.
I plant them in partial shade area and full sun area both, they are OK either way. Their favorite is still partial shade. When they are in full sun, they do not grow tall. In shadier area they grow taller. I never see them get frost bite if you mean the drying leaves. Drying leaves is natural and suppose to trim them off especially before they growing flower stems in spring. In protected area as you said in sheltered area / green house will help a lot for sure. Still, to trim the old leaves to stimulate more flower stems for better showing is the right thing to do.
I really like helleborus but they are so expensive here, it had not occurred to me to start from seed. I little late for this year though. Thanks for the idea.
Yes, they are expensive. You can ask your family and friends who grow them for some seeds. Or buy a nice variety, when it flower and seed, you can exchange some for other varieties to grow!
Happy gardening! 🙂
Just love these flowers….great post
Thanks! They are beautiful!
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Thank you for posting these tips! I’m a new flower gardener, just learning now. And thank you for visiting my blog!
You are welcome and thank you, too! 🙂
Very interesting method of germination. I must try that next time. 🙂
The other way is use small quantity of soil from mother plant to germinate seeds. — Seeds can recognize the soil and feel familiar, it can increase the seed germination rate and faster! This mother plant soil method works almost any plant! 🙂
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This method of germination is new to me but seems so obvious now. Moisture and warmth is all anything needs to get a start.
Yes, it is! Glad you like it.. Sometimes we can not use soil from mother plant anyways! 🙂