'New York Night'
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Photos Courtesy of Walters Garden
This evocative member of the Honeymoon series features single form flowers that shine a smoky black. Six inch high foliage is a bright green, providing an effective contrast. Come early spring, plants send up individual stems topped with large (3”) six-petaled flowers, each offset with brilliant golden anthers. Flowering continues for two months. This selection from famed Hellebore breeder Hans Hansen is perfect for naturalizing in shady woodland beds, where it adds a splash of late winter color. Flowers add a bit of midnight to beds of shade-loving Columbines, Begonias and Impatiens. Plant in humus-rich soil in light to full shade. Water to establish. Established plants can handle less water. Prune off old leaves in late fall to make way for new growth. Cold hardy, adaptable to different soils and deer resistant.