Helleborus Ivory Prince, Lenten Rose
Helleborus Ivory Prince, Lenten Rose, dogHelleborus Ivory Prince, Lenten Rose, flower cluster

Helleborus Ivory Prince, Lenten Rose

Burgundy pink buds open to outward-facing, ivory blossoms streaked with rose and chartreuse. Compact dark-green foliage stays compact.

Lenten Roses are wonderful additions to the shade garden or naturalized woodland garden. With their dark, thick, evergreen foliage they look fantastic in and out of bloom. In late winter or early spring their nodding 3-4″ cup-shaped flowers emerge. Flowers dry on the plants, sometimes persisting for months. They are easy to grow in average soil and are tolerant of drought once established. A long lived perennial, Lenten Rose resists pests, deer and rabbits. Old foliage can be cut back in late winter before new flowers emerge. Poisonous.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Helleborus Ivory Prince

Common Name

Lenten Rose

Bloom Color

Chartreuse, Rose, White

Bloom Time

Early Spring, Late Winter

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Shade

Height

12-18″

Width

18-24″

Uses

Beds, Evergreen, Ground Cover, Naturalize, Woodland Gardens

Resistance

Deer, Drought, Rabbit

Soil

Average, Rich

Water Needs

Average, Low

Zone

4-9

Plant Type

Perennial