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Hellebore, Red Racer .Velvety deep scarlet.

We take a look at some of the new black plants for as well as some older favorites that make the perfect addition to a black garden.

With their huge, exotic and heavily perfumed blossoms Oriental and Asiatic lilies are one of the most popular flower choices for both northern and southern climes. They are easy to grow, very hardy, don’t need stakes for support and will live happily in various kinds of soil, provided that the soil is well drained. These lilies grow best when they get at least 6-8 hours of sunlight a day, though one species, called Martagon hybrids, blooms well in shadier environments. They prefer temperate…

With their huge, exotic and heavily perfumed blossoms Oriental and Asiatic lilies are one of the most popular flower choices for both northern and southern climes.

Abbotswood Rose Hybrid Lychnis Seeds and Plants, Perennnial Flowers at Burpee.com

Dazzling beauty thrives in poor soils and both sun and partial shade.

Helleborus Winter Thrillers™ 'Red Racer' deep burgundy, unusual in early spring flowers, is emphasized by bright white stamens at the center of 3in, rounded blossoms. The new foliage starts out burgundy, and then matures to dark green. It's stunning emerging through drifts of Snowdrops (Galanthus).

Helleborus Winter Thriller™ Red Racer - Lenten Rose, Hellebore Height: Deer Resistant: Yes Exposure: Full or Part Shade Blooms In: March-April

Helleborus 'Cherry Blossom'

Helleborus 'Cherry Blossom'

Helleborus x hybridus 'Black Diamond' is the best single-flowered, slaty black-flowered lenten rose, also from the O'Byrne's wonderful breeding program.

Helleborus x hybridus 'Black Diamond'

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