Creating a wildlife haven one plant at a time

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Going to seed ...

I was out scouting yesterday morning and was thrilled to see that my Hellebore are producing seed pods. I hope that the seeds they drop will germinate and I will have more plants in the near future. Hellebore seed can take 6 to 18 months to germinate. The seeds usually require stratification so if they drop now they should endure a hot summer followed by a reprieve before a cool/cold winter. The cotyledons should emerge from the soil sometime in late winter to early spring. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Magnificent seed pods


Seed pods opening. Look at all those potential plants!

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