Moving Hellebores in October

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Moving Hellebores in October

Postby Arlene » Oct 18, 2013 7:32 pm

I'd like to move several hellebores to a new location. I'm in z6, about 20 miles south of Nashville. I assume by the fact that growers are still shipping hellebores, it would be okay to move them now, mid-October. What's your opinion?
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Re: Moving Hellebores in October

Postby Chris_W » Oct 19, 2013 7:35 pm

Yes, it is no problem to move Hellebores this time of year. Just replant at the same depth and water really good after digging it.

We only ship in the fall as they are putting out the most new root growth right now. They might lose some of their foliage over the first winter but new growth typically replaces the previous year's leaves anyway.

I'm not only moving but also dividing Hellebores now and have never had a problem doing that in October :)

Good luck digging them out. If you've had it in the same spot for a while the roots can become really big!
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Re: Moving Hellebores in October

Postby Arlene » Oct 23, 2013 9:43 am

Thank you, Chris!! Will give it a try!

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Re: Moving Hellebores in October

Postby gardengirl13 » Nov 09, 2013 7:02 pm

How did it go? We just moved ours to a new house and holy cow I dug and dug and couldn't get the oldest to budge! My husband took about 10 minutes to get it out after I loosened it! Wow those are some crazy roots!! The two newer ones moved better!
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