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Fall in love with the perfect winter-to-spring blooming, long-lived perennial.  When the weather is cold and dreary many of these hardy Hellebores begin their blooms.  Hellebores from the genus Helleborus, are also known as Snow Roses, Christmas Roses, and Lenten Roses.  They are not from the Rose family, rather their common names designate their bloom times. Hellebore flowers are velvety and come in a color array from white, pink, salmon, green, purple, and red, to black.   Flowers bloom for months, with some plants starting to bloom in October and other plants beginning to bloom in early spring.  Hellebores are shade-tolerant plants, but recent hybrids are far more sun tolerant.  All species of Hellebores originate from Eurasia.  Folklore about Hellebores abounds in plant history books.  Expert plantsmen from Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America, patiently and meticulously hybridized different species of Hellebores that have provided us with a stunning array of Hellebore hybrids in our gardens across the globe.  Today’s Hellebore hybrids have upward-facing flowers, are taller plants, bear single, semi-double, or double-petalled flowers, are more sun tolerant, and some have marbled leaves.  These hardy, herbaceous perennials have evergreen leaves that provide year-round interest in the garden. As extra bonuses, these stunning plants are deer and rabbit-resistant, attract bees, are rather disease-resistant, and are easy to grow.  Once Hellebores are established with their strong, non-invasive roots, they are relatively drought-resistant. 


This plant listing is for Helleborus 'IVORY PRINCE' bears large, single-petalled, rich rose-tinged buds that open into creamy white flowers.  The flowers mature to rose and chartreuse shades.  Stems are red.  Foliage of deeply lobed evergreen leaves create year-round garden interest.  'Ivory Prince', known as Helleborus x hybridus 'Walhelivor', is a vigorous perennial producing an abundant floral display with blooms starting in the winter and continuing into spring.  I have had the same plants for 28 years in my garden and they still bloom every December in the snow.  Zone 5-8. Mature size is 12-18" x 24".  


Plants ship either bare root or potted. When shipping plants bare root it helps keep shipping fees reasonable.


Plants typically ship from late-April to mid-May. Fall shipments typically occur from late- September to late-October.


Small plants are approximately 4-9 inches from the plant’s crown to the top of the leaves.  Once established, these plants will bloom the next flowering season.  


Medium plants are approximately 7-12 inches from the plant’s crown to the top of the leaves.  Once established, these plants will bloom the next flowering season.


Large plants are approximately 9-15 inches from the crown to the leaf level.  Once established, these plants will bloom annually.


Common name: Hellebores, Christmas Roses


Botanical name: Helleborus x hybridus 'Walhelivor'commonly called Ivory Prince


Please see the 'Helleborus Information' section for plant characteristics and planting instructions.


Great companion plants are - Brunnera, Dicentra (Bleeding Heart), Heuchera (Coral Bells), Hosta, Bergenia, and many other shade-loving plants.

Helleborus 'IVORY PRINCE' - HGC® Series, Winter Blooming

  • Hellebores are low-maintenance and mostly disease and pest-free. In the spring simply trim back last year's foliage. These hardy plants can adapt to diverse growing conditions. They prefer rich, moist,
    organic soil, but will also grow in clay or sandy soil. Good soil drainage in the soil is important for healthy root development.  Once established these plants can tolerate short periods of drought. Soil pH can range from slightly acidic to slightly alkaline.  Hellebores are shade plants that need to be protected from the hot afternoon sun. They can grow in full shade under large deciduous trees, but the winter sun helps set their blooms.  In the fall heavily mulch the soil at the base of Helleborus plants. In the spring new seedlings will grow in this mulch and can then be transplanted elsewhere in the garden.

    WARNING: Hellebores are poisonous. Do not consume any part of the plant!

    When to Plant:
    Late winter to early spring, or in the Fall
    Keep plants moderately moist but not wet
    Planting Level:
    At crown level

  • Return within 7 days of receipt. Please notify us upon delivery if you have concerns related to your new plant(s).

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