This dramatic hellebore is purple-black with just a sheen of red as it catches the low winter sunlight. Plant in a position where it can shine above its garden companions and be appreciated for the marvel that it is.
Hellebores are resilient garden plants and are best grown in the ground. Plant in part shade and water regularly during dry periods and establishment. Remove old foliage when new growth appears in autumn. Apply a mulch of well-rotted manure or quality compost at this time too. Watch for aphids and spray if necessary. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage increased flowering.