How to hand-pollinate hellebores


Overview

Carol Klein explains how to hand-pollinate hellebores and guides you through the process, offering practical tips and advice.
Do it: spring



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brenchers 24/11/2011 at 15:28

I adore Helibores and found this clip most interesting. I can't wait for spring to try it. Carol is the best!

patsy francis 20/04/2012 at 14:42

hello, i collected hellebore seeds last year from the christmas rose variety and lots of them have got to the two leaf stage but no further, is this because i did not cross polinate them as i have just seen carol do in the video, i would grateful for your advice.thanks patsy francis

Roger Kayes 12/01/2013 at 13:31

The video on this site
http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/projects/basics/how-to-hand-pollinate-hellebores/147.html

seeems to be the wrong one - it relates to pruning with a different presenter.

Berghill 12/01/2013 at 17:44

The only reason you might need to cross pollinate Hellebores is if you are attempting to creat a seed strain of your own. I have never bothered and the seed set for us is phenominal, to the extent that we have to dead head or become overwhelmed with the self sown plants.