i bought one in Jan 2011 to add some color to the entry, then planted it out after it was done blooming, but in a tough spot by the street in poor soil with irregular water. I bought 2 more in Nov 2012 for a thanksgiving planter by the door which i will plant out in spring 2013
This is an exceptionally obliging and undemanding plant.
anelson's Jacob Hellebore Care Instructions
Try for a seed spacing of at approx. 0.78 inches (2.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.39 inches (1.0 cm) if planning to sow direct.
Ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant - Hellebore 'Christmas Rose' is known for growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (that's 11.7 inches in imperial).
Your garden has don't know light - Hellebore 'Christmas Rose' should be planted in a location that enjoys partial sun.
Your garden has don't know soil: Hellebore 'Christmas Rose' should be planted ideally in loam soil.
Try to apply water fairly sparingly.
Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (8b) is within the ideal range for Hellebore 'Christmas Rose'. The recommended range is between Zone 6 and 9.
Hellebore 'Christmas Rose' ideally needs a soil ph of 6.0 to 8.0 (acidic to alkaline soil), so check your soil acidity regularily.
More information about Jacob Hellebore is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Jacob Hellebore Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.
15 Dec 2012
05 Aug 2012
Watering day 574
11 Jul 2012
Growing day 549
15 Jan 2012
14 Jan 2012
Blooming day 370
interesting how older flowers turn pink—compare with 10 days ago.
05 Jan 2012
winter is its season
30 Dec 2011
15 Dec 2011
20 Mar 2011
Moved day 70
20 Mar 2011
Fruiting day 70
flowers have turned green and pink and have fat seed pods in center.
05 Feb 2011
Blooming day 27
30 Jan 2011
Blooming day 21
15 Jan 2011
09 Jan 2011
Sown day 0