I’ve had a couple Ivory Prince hellebores along the front sidewalk for years. They are beautiful plants – but expensive and don’t like to be moved – so I’ve hesitated to buy more until I saw this one. The flower is very deep blue, almost black, so I took the plunge. I think it needs a little more TLC than I normally give my plants – the new growth is nice but the flowers look a bit shoddy, possibly due to slug damage.
Partial sun:3-6 hours of sunlight
Shade: less than 3 hours of sunlight
Water weekly, more in extreme heat, until established
Reaches |5 to (8 in. tall and 18 to 92 in. wide.
USDA Zones 4.9 Avg. min. temp -30 to -20°F
Woodland Garden, Mass Planting, Border
SPECIAL FEATURES waterwise, deer resistant
Hi! I'm Lorie and I wrangle plants in a muddy, feral shade garden in the Pacific Northwest. I built this site to serve as a gardening journal and quasi-accurate record of planting successes and failures. My goal is to help "future me" be a better gardener. I hope what I've learned along the way can be useful to you too. Thanks for visiting!