I have a hellebore plant that I transferred from the ground to a pot a couple of months ago because it didn't seem to be doing well. The leaves were turning brown and crispy on the ends and it was getting too big for the area anyway. I'd like to replant in the ground but in another spot next year. I thought they preferred total shade (which the original spot was), but I've seen different opinions about whether or not they like a bit of sun. Would a party shady/ full sun briefly at mid-day be OK? I live on the coast in the PNW, so it never gets too hot or blazingly sunny. I've also read that they prefer to be in the ground as opposed to pots, but don't particularly like to be transplanted. Well, that's a dilemma. I'd leave it in the pot but sometimes I'm gone for 2-3 week periods when it wouldn't get any water :/
1st photo is of hellebore in pot on deck
2nd photo is of the area where I'd like to eventually plant it. It is a southwest location with lots of trees around it.
3rd photo is area where it was originally planted. North side of wall with gravel scattered on ground.
Additional info: I originally planted it as a very young plant about a year ago in the area pictured in photo three. It was in total shade but the soil had gravel on top of it. Perhaps that is what caused the leaves to brown on the edges? It was next to a concrete walkway. I planted it with garden soil amended with some bagged compost. No additional fertilizer. I watered it weekly and it seemed to do well other than the browning. It started to grow out over the edge of the walkway, so because of that and the browning I moved it into the pot about 2 months ago.. The pot is on my back deck, mostly in shade but does get a bit of sun. The plant seems to be doing well there - no further browning of the leaves, just the old ones still there - but I'd like to move it to the area pictured in photo 2, which would get more sun, mostly filtered. This area has concrete block around the edge, but surrounded by other plants and grass.