The best hellebore planting companions

As you know there are some species and multiple varieties of hellebore. The most common and most common species out of them are Christmas rose, stinking rose, and the Lenten rose. Unlike their varieties, their caring is the same. The following tips are for the best caring of these plants.


Perfect caring for the Hellebore plants

  •  The Hellebore plants can grow well in partial shade conditions as well as in full shade conditions. In both temperature levels, those can grow very well.
  • Hellebores have to be grown in well-drained soil conditions.
  • The plants should be planted in a moisture-rich place. But you have to know that in most cases they can withstand the drought conditions.
  • When you are planning to plant these hellebores in a pot, what you have to do is keep the soil dried in short intervals. Don’t keep the surrounding soil wet always. Because that makes the roots rotting. You have to be responsible to prevent root rot.
  • In most cases, you are using fertilizers. But in this case, fertilize hellebores. The most essential thing is the compost. It is suitable to top-dress the plants once a year.
  • If you are growing them in colder regions,  make sure to provide winter mulch.  That the winter mulch has to be pulled back before blooming.
  • If there are some damaged or old foliages of the hellebores available, you have to cut them away in the early winter season. The purpose of it is to make them shine when they appear in the early spring season or the later winter season.

Hellebore Propagation

The hellebores are propagating themselves. They can self sow around the garden. Rather than the self-growing methods, it is better to make their seed manually. So you can plant them manually. Transplant the seeds you have got and compost them for perfect growth. If you want to change the place from time to time, it is better to plant them in a pot.

Apart from that if you have an idea to propagate these hellebores by yourselves, there is an easy method for you. That is dividing them. By that certainly, they will respond positively. They seem to be original. The dividing of hellebores has to be done during the late fall. Also, that has to be done before they lose their leaves. Make sure to keep the plants watered well. Always you should follow the required caring steps for the planting.

Hellebore companions

Who are these companions?  Just think about your friends. On most occasions, you need their association for some tasks. Likewise, these Hellebore plants even need their companions. The hellebores also act well with the presence of these plant types.

  • Hostas
  • Some native perennial fern types
  • Columbines
  • Coral bells

The above listed are only a few perennials that are better companions for the  Hellborenes. Now we can see some more companions for Hellebores. it is better if you can use some filler plants.  The following are some of them.

Creeping Phlox

These are beautiful emerald green color flower producing plants. Most suitable option to cover between Hellebores. You can even call these carpet plants for some other taller companion plants. But these won’t bloom in the favorable conditions for the will grow alone and will make perfect flowers and colors with the other suitable perfect matching plants.

There are more colors for these creeping phlox such as blue and purple.  However, these creeping phlox will add an extraordinary look for your gardens to pick up a color like “Emerald blue”. Certainly, it will delight your garden for sure. It is easy to find these plants. Easily you can find them from online stores as well as local shops.


This is the most matching companion for the hellebore. It is known to be the hellebore and epimedium made for each other. As like that those two are matching. These plants will fill the surrounding with an energetic look, with these delicate flowers and serrated leaves. Sometimes these are harder to find in some places. If you faced such a case you could move on to a substitute. Sulfur is such a substitute.  Choose these Epimedium also as the best substitute.


Adding ferns is also the best option available for you. You won’t be mistaken by the addition of these ferns to your garden. They prefer the environment as the hellebore grows. They require the same conditions. So these two might be best partners in the same place. You can follow some methods for planting these ferns with hellebores.  When you are selecting a taller or some stronger fern type,  you should use them sparingly around your Hellebore. It is easy to borrow these ferns from someone. If you don’t have such a neighbor is, you could easily buy them in a local shop or online.


Hellebore and Heuchera are also known as the best combination. Heuchera varieties can easily be found in any place. The heucheras are drought tolerant plant types. So then they can withstand some serious drought periods. The best option to plant these is planting lesser hellebore with more heuchera. It will gain some perfect look for your garden.  Also, you have to be careful while you are choosing these plants. It is better if you can select the plants by visiting a shop.  You can choose them from online stores. Sometimes there may be some cases that the color of the pictures is not matching with the arrived online order.


The yellow and green-colored Yucca also matches with your garden when there is Hellebore in there. This plant is growing directly upright. Also, it is spreading widely. When compared to the other herb types this is an easy growing plant type. Of all varieties of yucca “Color Guard ” is the best variety that fits with hellebore.

Generally, the Hellebore plants grow in partial shade. A suitable location for them is under the trees. If there are some canopies for the trees, that location is also suitable. But they don’t grow well in some drought conditions. They can resist only if there are monstrous conditions. The soil should’ve consisted of essential nutrients. The pH range also had to be taken into account when starting to grow Hellebores. Also, If you faced such a case you could move on to a substitute. Sulfur is such a substitute.

Azalea and Rhododendron

If you want to discover some suitable companion for the hellebores during early summer and the spring season. And the other plant types that you can use are Lenten roses and azalea shrubs. These all are some best pairs that match quite well together. Those are best actually because they can tolerate many serious conditions such as drought weather conditions. And any moisture conditions and bright or strong light conditions can be tolerated by these plants.

So these are all the details regarding the Hellebores. These are a perfect match for any of your gardens. I think if you choose the hellebores as a perfect match, that is a very valuable decision that you have made. Here I have mentioned some more facts regarding propagating, planting, and caring.  Although likewise, we have friends, the plants also require friends. Those companions are called companions. Here I have given some companions for hellebores. Choose who is best for the hellebore as well as for your garden. Now, this is up to you.  Decide what you want and how you want to create your garden. Certainly, you will succeed.

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