The heaviest-flowering variety of the Winter Thriller™ Hellebores and some say the prettiest, too. Mature plants of 'Ice Follies' can produce over 100, 2–3″ creamy blossoms splashed with burgundy. What a way to start spring in your garden!
The breakthrough colors in this American series are the result of 15 years of patient hand-crossing, using the largest flowering, most vigorous Hellebores. Grown from seed, the Winter Thriller™ plants produce exceptionally beautiful, outfacing flowers that stand tall on sturdy stems as thick as pencils.
The genus Helleborus contains about 20 species of perennials that bloom in early winter in mild climates and in late winter or early spring where the soil freezes hard, which makes them either the last or the first flowers in the garden. They require a moist but well-drained site under the shade of trees. Take care to amend the soil with plenty of organic matter, such as well-aged leaf mold and compost. You'll be rewarded with long-lived, deer- and vole-resistant plants that will spread nicely on their own.
For more information on growing and care, click on Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at email@example.com. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
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Queen Esther from East Fishkill, NY
The plant is growing very slowly, while my other hellebores adjacent to it are flourishing. It has not produced one bloom yet, while the other plants are covered with flowers.
Cook-E from Philadelphia area
I've had great luck with these - bought several, and each one has lots of foliage, and many beautiful blooms. These are in a large bed of other hellebores, they are in almost full shade under tall trees. Flowers were about 2" across, nice white and red contrast. Look exactly like the picture. Pretty!
Latin Name Pronunciation: hel-eh-bor'us
These evergreen plants bring an architectural quality to the shady garden. Most bloom in early winter in mild climates and in late winter or very early spring where the ground freezes hard. Resistant to both deer and voles, they are long-lived and provide exquisite blooms at a time when flowers are a scarce delight.
Fertilizer/Soil and pH
Watch for slug or snail damage, and control with baits or diatomaceous earth.
Hellebores are lovely with other denizens of light shade such as:
They truly enliven woodland gardens. The larger, more exuberantly colored varieties or double forms are a great addition to the shady border.
Although plants may be slow to settle in, once they do, they rarely need division and may resent it.
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