Hellebore (Helleborus 'Red Racer'), I am in love! zone 4, maybe be evergreen in some zones, loves a forest floor, pretty much my back garden was made for it!

Helleborus 'Red Racer' Winter Thriller™ (Lenten rose or hellebore) - Perennial - Zones Height 20 in. Long-blooming from late winter through spring over deep, evergreen foliage. Deer resistant, too!

Pennisetum Rubrum "Fireworks"

You had me at "Fireworks". ---- Pennisetum Rubrum "Fireworks" Looks like something from a Dr Suess book! Pennisetum Rubrum is my favorite grass, I wish it was a perennial around here, I'll have to remember to get some for around he house this year.

Chocolate snakeroot. It's a great plant; the more shade it gets, the more purple is in the leaves.

Eupatorium rugosm 'Chocolate' Plant

This is one pretty sweet looking plant. What is not to like? The deep purple leaves create a thick bush that is ornamental by itself and then in fall the white umbels burst open and smother the plants

What's your birth flower tattoo...here's a good reference

Tattoo of my families birthmonth flowers! Are you going to plant the flower of your birth month this spring? Would be cool to get loved ones birth month flowers tattooed on ya!

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Northwest Flower & Garden Show: Black plants in vogue

A black flower. Shade perennial - Helleborus 'Onyx Odyssey' (very large fully double flowers are slate purple to near-black)

Rastros da vida

Helleborus × hybridus ‘Blue Metallic Lady’ (Lenten Rose) for winter/early spring color. Under 2 feet tall. Partial or full shade required. Once established, water deeply every two weeks. Harmful if eaten, skin irritant.