Friday, March 9, 2012
'Ivory Prince' Hellebore
Of all the hellebores blooming in Tiger Gardens my favorite has to be 'Ivory Prince'. Ivory Prince is a special one for its upright facing blooms that look like glowing bouquets of posies that one would carry down an aisle. The foliage is very strong as well. It is of course evergreen but it appears to have a stronger volition that most hellebores. It holds up well to the elements and almost always looks good-even without trimming.
Located in a raised front garden in nearly full shade these hellebores are carefree. They never need watering or fertilizing. They simply ask for an organically rich soil and a bit of mulch. Looking out my front living room windows my eyes are always drawn to these glowing hellebores.
If you ever run across the 'Ivory Prince' cultivar of hellebores don't pass up a chance to pick up a few. I purchased mine several years ago at a local big box store for about $1 per when they were marked down. In the four years or so that these hellebores have been growing here I have not seen any seedlings. I believe the best way and probably the only way to propagate these flowers is through division. They are definitely a plant that is a must have in any shady garden....
in the garden....
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