Anemone nemorosa 'Stars in the Night'
This is an exquisite little bit of spring pleasure that was introduced by our friend Urs Baltensberger. Urs is a keen plantsman and he found this dark-leafed form growing wild in the forest on the slopes of Stammerberg in Switzerland and we are all benefiting from his sharp eye. Purplish black new growth is perfect backing for the white spring flowers in mid to late spring. The leaves will mature to typical green later in the season but that is of no consequence as the flowers will have long finished.