If you like dark colored flowers, you could do an entire garden in goth! It's black plants everywhere! Everybody is breeding black plants now! You could have a total black garden that could fit your outfit, your mood, your makeup, or your personality.
You can start with 'Black Magic' colocasia. Beautiful tropical looking plant has big leaves, dark stems, and dark colored leaves. It's a great one to have and is an annual, of course.
How about a black begonia? Black begonais blend right in with the soi. The variety, 'Black Fancy' has curly leaves and a black color that runs all the way down to the stems.
Then of course, there's black petunias! 'Black Satin' is is a velvety, black variety that grows well in a container or as a low ground cover.
How about 'Black Varnish'? It's a foliage plant that's really not going to flower, but it's got big black, dark burgundy colored leaves. It looks very, very spooky in the garden.
There are also castor beans. They have big leaves and you can get some black varieties of those. There's black sweet potato vines, too! 'Blackie' is a black ground cover.
So you can have plants with black large leaves, black plants in containers, you can get so goth with your garden that all your friends want to come over and hang in your garden. Or you could just use them for nice accents in your regular garden.
By Charlie Nardozzi
PO Box 4508