Other names: Coral bells 'Black Pearl', Alum root 'Black Pearl'
Category: Herbaceous perennial
Plant family: Saxifragaceae
Light preference: Full sun/partial shade
Soil preference: Loam, sand. Neutral. Moist but well-drained.
Flowering/fruiting month: June- August
0.1-0.5 metres height
0.1-0.5 metres spread
Description: 'Black Pearl' is a dense, clump forming perennial with shiny, scalloped, jet black leaves with ruffled edges. White flowers in summertime have pink calyces and are borne on slender upright stems in panicles.
Care: Best grown in fertile, moist but well-drained soil that is neutral, in full sun or partial shade. Can tolerate clay and drought. Apply a mulch in spring. Propagate by division in autumn. Deadhead faded flower spikes. Remove dead or untidy foliage.