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RE: Helleborus foetidus

Planted mine tonight - woo hoo!!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 10 Apr 2003 06:23:40 -0500

>Oh it's going in shade - believe me. And my kitchen has no heat or a/c
>so it's temperature isn't too far from what's outside. I've got just the
>spot in my raised hosta/vinca bed. It'll like it there - rich soil, good
>drainage, regular irrigation and dappled shade all day long, mostly
>shady even in winter since it's on the North side of the property. Will
>plant it tonight or Friday depending on the temps and wind when I get
>home today!!
>thanks again!!
>---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>From: "Theresa- yahoo" <tchessie@yahoo.com>
>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Date:  Wed, 9 Apr 2003 21:45:45 -0700
>>Ok- planted mine when I got it.  At the edge of a tree's shade- so part sun,
>>part shade.  Hopefully it will be happy.
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>>Behalf Of Marge Talt
>>Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2003 9:20 PM
>>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] Helleborus foetidus
>>> From: Judy L Browning <judybrowning@lewiston.com>
>>> Just a reminder. This plant blooms in January, laughs at snow, is
>>unfazed by
>>> freezing temperatures. Set it outside next to a wall in part shade
>>> you're ready to plant. Will probably do better there than in the
>>house. I
>>> suspect it will want less sun the farther south you are.
>>Good advice, Judy - it will be much happier outside if it has not
>>been inside too long - I would not whip it out of a 70F house to a
>>below freezing outside without some time at an interim, cooler but
>>above freezing temp so that it can acclimatize itself a bit.
>>This is one of the species that likes some sun, tho' it will grow
>>perfectly well in dappled or even medium shade.  That said, I
>>wouldn't put it in full or late western sun in Texas:-)  Mine
>>tolerate afternoon sun slanting in on them where they grow at the
>>edge of a clump of dogwoods surrounding a huge oak, but they are
>>shaded from direct overhead sun for any length of time.
>>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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>Kemp TX/zone 8A
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