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Helleborus hybrid
Helleborus hybrid

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Zone
Zones 2-9, 14-17
Partial SunNo Sun
Partial, Shade
Regular Water
Moderate
Toxicity
All parts are poisonous if ingested

Helleborus 'Ivory Prince'

Hellebore
Ranunculaceae
Perennials

HELLEBORUS

Distinctive, long-lived plants that add color to the garden for several months in winter and spring, hellebores are also appreciated for their attractive foliage. Each leaf consists of a long leafstalk ending in large, leathery leaflets grouped together like fingers on an outstretched hand. Flowers are usually shaped like cups or bells (those of Helleborus niger are saucer shaped), either outward facing or drooping; they consist of a ring of petal-like sepals ranging in color from white and green through pink and red to deep purple (rarely yellow). Flowers of all hellebores persist beyond the bloom periods listed, gradually turning green.

Helleborus 'Ivory Prince', photo courtesy of John Granen
Helleborus 'Ivory Prince', photo courtesy of John Granen

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Helleborus 'Ivory Prince'

Hybrid of complexparentage, with foliage like that of H. niger. Grows 1 ft. high, 1 1/2–2 ft. wide; red buds open into ivory white flowers that take onrose and chartreuse tones as they age. Regular water.

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