Hellebore 2020-2021 PPL-Solution No 5

LINER-BILITY ® I N T R O D U C I N G 7 2 w e e k s f o r e c a s t e d

HELLEBORE PROGRAM

LATER TO BLOOM Frostkiss are not early Hellebore like many niger types on the market. In general, these varieties start to bloom late January and will hold until April or later depending on the temperature.The colder the better for holding the flowers. HEAT TOLERANT Hellebores and heat are two words that generally do not go well together. Frostkiss are successfully grown in very warm climates by following a few key growing tips. Curious what these are? Let us know, we can help. THE STAR OF THE SPRING SEASON As the first plants to bloom in spring, Hellebores demand attention and will earn a special place in your perennial assortment. Our Frostkiss ® Hellebores are a unique group of hybrids that have both marbled foliage traditionally seen in ericsmithii types and rich colored blooms usually seen in orientalis types.After over a decade of meticulous breeding work, plus years of perfecting propagation practices, we are able to bring to the US market the most exciting group of Hellebores seen in years. There are many different types of Hellebore on the market today, so it is important to be knowledgeable with these varieties before beginning a program to be sure you get the results you expect.Three main categories

of Hellebore are sold in the US. These include niger spp., orientalis spp. and hybrids. Frostkiss ® Hellebore fall in the hybrid category; these are easy to grow when just a few key growing tips are followed. Unlike many orientalis spp. on the market which can take two years to bloom, the Frostkiss ® series will bloom within one year from the time of planting and crops are very uniform from the point of overall appearance and bloom time. Although the Frostkiss ® series are early blooming perennials, they are late blooming for Hellebore.These are not timed for Christmas like the niger types but are timed for early spring, late January-April depending on climate, so they will fit right in with other early season perennial products.

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WHY ORDER FROSTKISS ® HELLEBORE?

GUARANTEED UNIFORMITY Because our liners are born from tissue culture rather than seed,crops will be very uniform and easily row run. Another benefit to tissue culture is that crops will bloom in under one year (crops from seed can take two to three)! TWO SIZES & PLANTING SEASONS TO FIT YOUR NEEDS Want to save some money? Start your crops in the spring using our 72 cell liners. Don’t want to over-summer your Hellebore crop? Start crops in the fall using our deep 32 cell to quickly fill pots for early spring sales.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT Hellebores are not new to the US market but there is still a bit of mystery to growing a good crop. PP&L has teamed with the breeders of Frostkiss to provide unparalleled growing support. If you need help or have questions, shoot us a line!

h e l l e b o r e s i z e s & ava i l a b i l i t y w i n d ow s

72 cell | weeks 5-15 ( once chance of frost has passed ) | 40-52 weeks

32 cell | week 35-40 ( once temps start to cool ) | 18-26 weeks

A 2.5 quart to 1 gallon container is recommended. If a larger container is used it might not fill completely in the crop times above.

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