The Winter Thrillers™ series of Lenten Rose are easy and colourful spring bloomers for the shade garden. Plants produce bushy mounds of thick, leathery evergreen leaves. Flower stalks appear in early spring, bearing showy, cup-shaped blooms held above the foliage where they won't be hidden from view. This vigorous grower has huge, single, grape-purple blooms that are heavily spotted with darker purple flecks on every petal. Bright green centres make a wonderful contrast. Site these where they will stay for many years, since the plants resent being disturbed. Trim the old leaves to the ground in late winter before the buds emerge, to allow the flowers maximum impact. Bred and introduced by Chris Hansen. CAUTION: Harmful if eaten/Skin irritant.