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Perennial

Helleborus 'Black Diamond'

Lenten Rose

Plant Type: Perennial
Exposure: Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade  Shade Tolerant  

Like a diamond in the rough, this hellebore shines in early spring with its dramatic slate purple to Slate purple to near-black, single blossoms measuring about 2-2½" across. After setting seed, the petals turn a unique shade of slate green, continuing the interest long after the plants have finished blooming. The flowers are downward facing like most hellebores. The new foliage of this deep purple-black flowering selection is purple when it emerges in early spring before it matures into a lovely shade of green.


Height

15-18"

Spread

18-22"

Landscape Application:

Group or mass under trees and woodland gardens where flowers can be viewed in early spring.

Helleborus 'Black Diamond' Plant Care:

Remove tattered winter foliage in early spring. Prefers rich, moist, well drained soils and wind protection.

Lenten Rose Characteristics & Attributes

Season of Interest
Early Season (March - April)
Soil Moisture Needs

Moderate soil moisture.

Moderate
Special Benefits
Cut Flower / or Foliage
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
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