Winter Jewels® Black Diamond Lenten Rose

Winter Jewels® Black Diamond Lenten Rose

Helleborus x. hybridus Winter Jewels® Black Diamond

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The dark silky foliage and blooms are a rare addition for any garden, but all the more incredible for their ability to bloom in late winter, even in deeply shaded spots!

Black Diamond is another addition to the O'Byrne jewel box of Hellebores; now world renowned for their impeccable breeding. The series has been so successful, in fact, that Marietta O'Byrne is now widely regarded as the greatest Hellebore hybridizer in the world! If you've never grown any of the Winter Jewels® series before, you have been missing out!

The single blooms are 2 to 2½ inches wide and perfectly cup-shaped. They sport a dark, rich color that can vary from a plumy Burgundy to a pure slate black, sharply contrasted by the ivory color of the stamens. These centers are particularly fascinating as traces of double blooms appear on some flowers, adding lime green accents or lush little inner petals. And because even the stems bear the same dark Burgundy color, this flower is unforgettable!

Black Diamond is easy to grow, producing bushy mounds of thick, leathery, evergreen leaves that are the perfect backdrop to the stunning flowers. Typically ignored by deer and rabbits, this Hellebore will bring fantastic color and texture to containers, borders, and rock gardens.

Since Hellebores don't like to be disturbed, plant Black Diamond in spring in the spot where it will be able to stay for many years. Hellebores are native to woodlands and therefore prefer dappled shade and deep, well-draining, humus-rich soil.

To get the maximum impact from the flowers, trim the old leaves down to the ground in late winter, before the buds start to emerge. Helleborus will produce seedlings at the base of the plant every year; remove these to keep the plant contained, or let them get established and then divide the plant every few years, slowly spreading these glorious winter blooms all over your garden! Zones 4 to 8.

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