Helleborus and Paeonia seedling questions

Peter Taggart petersirises@gmail.com
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:59:33 PDT
Toms advice for these plants is much more apropriate to both the H
versicarius and the Paeonia species. These are species adapted to dry
summers and cold / cool spring growing, -not plants for rich, summer wet
soils in herbaceous borders.
Hellebores purpurescens or hybridus and the hybrid paeonias found in garden
centres might cope with Jadeboy's advice but the species in question would
almost certainly rot if kept in warm high humidity for long. Better to
cover the seeds with gravel and outside in fresh air, in a cool spot.
Peter (UK)

On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 10:48 AM, <Jadeboy48@aol.com> wrote:

> If you want to keep seeds humid just get a large clear plastic food bag
> over the top of the pot . Maybe put a bamboo stake to prevent the bag from
> hitting the seedlings. Water the pot by putting it in a container as deep
> as the soil.Let dirt soak for a couple minutes then put on rack an let
> drain.  Don't take bag on and off. You can even tape the bag to the pot.
> It is
> just like  the conditions in a greenhouse but keep pot out of hot sun or
> plants will  overheat.

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