With all the thrilling mystery of a midnight sky, this beloved lenten rose is an electrifying flower to say the least. Its dark velvety petals are like thunderclouds struck through with the lightning of its bright yellow stamen. This rare flower offer a note of contrast to the bright and showy colors of a spring garden in full bloom. Pests like deer and rabbits tend to ignore it, but anyone else who comes to visits won't be able to! Midnight Ruffles prefers plenty of shade and fertile soil, though it can tolerate sandy and clay soil. Low maintenance and disease free it needs no special watering regimen or fertilizer, but heavy mulching in fall is a good idea. Zones 4-9.