Choose a well-drained site in sun or part-shade and plant your hellebore in early fall or spring. Plants will be shipped according to your growing zone for correct planting times. Hellebores are very hardy, but if planting in early spring and temperatures are unseasonably cold, it’s a good idea to acclimatize nursery specimens to outside temperatures with a light fabric covering or in a cold frame for 1-2 weeks.
Light: Though they are known as plants for shady conditions, they do fine in sunny spots.
Soil: Hellebores prefer a rich, humusy, well-drained soil, however they are well known for being able to tolerate the difficulties of dry shade once established. They will not tolerate boggy or wet soils and it is important to make sure that drainage is good.
Spacing: Space 18” apart. Clumps slowly get larger, but spread through numerous seedlings, not rhizomes.
Planting: Plant in early fall or late spring. Early fall will give hellebores the ability to create a strong root system in still-warm soil without the stress of high temperatures on foliage.