This was in flower for Christmas but due to circumstances (i.e., cats) the first flower was knocked off before opening, the second had tooth marks in it, the third had a crooked top petal and the fourth was blocked by the second flower stalk, which is now open and fantastic. Flowers are very large and basically as nice a red colour as you could ask for in a flower (or anything else). It’s a nice red – no real hint of pink or orange and a fairly dark red without looking like it’s trying to be black (though the name hints that someone really wanted it to be darker). I’ll be trying to re-bloom this one next year but if that doesn’t work I’d be more than willing to buy the same one again.
We also had one at work I meant to take a picture of called ‘Evergreen’ which was different, interesting and fairly cheap (a potted one cost less than ‘Black Pearl’ bare-root) but didn’t get to take a picture of. There are pictures around though.
Exciting things at work assuming a few things. Nothing is confirmed yet so I won’t go into details (yet) but it could be good.