|Exposure Helleborus orientalis
continental : Place The Helleborus orientalis in a semishady place, with few hours a day of direct sunlight.
alpine : These plants do not like to be exposed to direct sunlight for long periods.
mediterranean : These plants prefer semishady locations, but can be exposed for few hours to direct sunlight without any problem, above all during the coldest periods of the year.
Fertilization Helleborus orientalis : Fertilize perennials starting from winter, preferably using a slow-release fertilizer; it is also possible to fertilize our plants with a liquid fertilizer to be added to normal waterings, every 15-20 days; avoid fertilizings in autumn and winter.Watering Helleborus orientalis
continental : It is advisable to water regularly, specially during the hottest months of the year, avoiding to leave the soil dry for very long periods; The Helleborus orientalis like slightly humid substrates all year long. In autumn and winter you can avoid watering, or intervene during warmest days only.
alpine : Try to keep a mostly humid soil, remember to water generously specially in summer; we can avoid watering during the cold season, or decrease waterings, intervening only in case of long duration drought.
mediterranean : Water The Helleborus orientalis rather regularly from March to October, always allowing the soil to dry out well between two waterings. Avoid water excesses or stagnating water; during the cold season waterings can be decreased or suspended.
Treatments Helleborus orientalis : When spring starts we can apply a sulphur fungicide treatment; the other treatments will be applied only in case the parasites are on the plants. Avoid the use of any treatments on the plants during bloom, which can injure the bees.