The Mardi Gras Black Shades offer cool purple blacks or warm plum blacks often held over burgundy-infused foliage. The Mardi Gras Series is bred by Charles Price of Seattle whose work predates that of most American breeders. The colours are bold, the flowers are large and well-formed and the plants are strong and vigorous. Deer resistant. Perennial Plant of the Year 2005.
Europe and Western Russia