Helleborus ‘Royal Heritage’™
In 2002 I planted 2 ‘Royal Heritage’ Hellebores – one on each side of the path. They were in bloom when I bought them. The colors are slightly different. They have grown well.
The Hellebore on the east side of the path is surrounded by hundreds of seedlings. Two are mature enough to bloom.
The Hellebore on the west side of the path (about 3 feet away) does not have any seedlings.
The no seedling site may get slightly less light and water. The soil may be slightly more acidic. It’s hard to measure a difference in microclimate.