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Hellebore, Ivory Prince

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Short Description

Late winter blooms! Green-tinted ivory petals that age to rose.

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Rich burgundy pink buds open in late winter to reveal green-tinted ivory petals that age to rose. The vigorous and hardy hellebore, or "Lenten rose", blooms in the winter and early spring garden before other plants awaken. Highly deer resistant, too.
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Zone This refers to the USDA hardiness zone assigned to each part of the country, based on the minimum winter temperature that a region typically experiences. Hardiness zone ranges are provided for all perennial plants and you should always choose plants that fall within your range.

4-8

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Shade, Part Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

22-26 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

22-26 inches

Bloom Season The time of the year when this product normally blooms.

Spring, Winter

Resistant To Adverse garden conditions, such as heat or frost, deer or rabbits, that this product can tolerate well.

Cold, Deer, Pests, Rabbit

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Hellebores: Potted Plant Perennial

How to Plant

Planting Potted Plants in the Garden:

  • Select a location in full to part shade with good rich moist organic soil. Choose a location where plants will not be as exposed to winter damage.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 6-12, inches removing any debris, and lightly raking as level as possible.
  • The addition of organic matter (leaf mold, compost, well-rotted manure) benefits all gardens and is essential in recently constructed neighborhoods.
  • Plant on a cloudy day or in late afternoon to reduce transplant shock.
  • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball.
  • Unpot the plant and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root growth.
  • Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand.
  • Use the plant tag as a location marker.
  • Thoroughly water and apply a light mulch layer on top of the soil (1-2 inches) to conserve water and reduce weeds.

How to Grow

  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their germination.
  • In the spring, use a top-dressing of compost.
  • Careful watering is essential in getting perennials off to a good start. Water thoroughly at least once a week to help new roots grow down deeply. Soil should be damp at about 1 inch below the soil surface. You can check this by sticking your finger in the soil. Water early in the morning to give all leaves enough time to dry. One inch of rain or watering per week is recommended for most perennial plants. You can check to see if you need to add water by using a rain gauge.
  • Good air movement is also important.
  • After new growth appears, a light fertilizer may be applied. Keep granular fertilizers away from the plant crown and foliage to avoid burn injury. Use low rates of a slow release fertilizer, as higher rates may encourage root rots.
  • Cutback old foliage after blooming.
  • Do not mulch in the fall for winter protection. This can smother that plant.
  • Hellebores seldom need dividing and often self sow. Avoid disturbing plants once they are established.

Growing Tips

  • Hellebores are evergreen and bloom very early in the season.
  • Hellebores make interesting, long lasting cut flowers.
  • Note that hellebores are toxic if eaten to humans and animals.
Zone
4-8
Sun
Full Shade, Part Sun
Height
22-26 inches
Spread
22-26 inches
Bloom Season
Spring, Winter
Resistant To
Cold, Deer, Pests, Rabbit
Ornamental Use
Beds, Borders, Complete Container, Container, Cut Flowers, Filler
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Genus
Helleborus
Life Cycle
Perennial
Hellebore, Ivory Prince is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my Hellebore Ivory Prince I bought and planted this a year ago. It went all summer and never grew a new leaf. To my amazement when the snow finally melted in February 2106 it has various size beads on a stalk. It has been blooming ever since even through our heavy snows. It is now April and has 11 blooms on it. The leaves are still the same size as the day I planted it. It is the beauty of my Garden in Casper Wyoming. Can't believe how long it has been blooming and how fabulous it looks. I am Totally thrilled with my Prince Charming! I belong to a Garden club and they are envious! The multiple blooms look even better in person! Yahooo!
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this two years ago and despaired of it never blooming but, it was well worth the wait as it's started blooming in a big way! Absolutely gorgeous. I'm going to definitely order more!
Date published: 2016-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful hellebore I wanted to write as I noticed two other people had given this hellebore only 1 star. I bought mine in 2014, and this year (2015) the plant had four pretty flowers. I also bought the hellebores Kingston Cardinal and Double Fantasy, and they have also flowered beautifully this year. They are planted in a relatively damp location on the north side of my house. I'm so happy with my purchases that I bought another four hellebores this year, and I can wait to see them bloom next year.
Date published: 2015-03-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Beautiful flower I ordered a Hellebore, Ivory Prince and a Helleborus, Stained Glass. I followed the planting instructions but neither one of them grew. I am very disappointed and I know they will grow in our area because our neighbors have one. They are beautiful.
Date published: 2014-04-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never Grew This was the first time I ordered a bulb plant (I've only ever gotten seeds by mail or ordered bulbs in person at a store). I followed instructions and planted exactly as the package said. I carefully tended it, as I was really anxious to see how it worked out... it never grew. Not even a little bit. I thought maybe it would take until the next year. So I waited. Again, nothing. Sadly a lot of wasted time, money, and effort. I'm very disappointed. It looked so pretty online. I guess my Ivory Prince is never going to whisk me away to the happily ever after of gardening.
Date published: 2013-09-02
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