Black / Chocolate
Bears Breeches, Oyster Plant$3.57
If you have the space in your garden this is one plant to choose. Acanthus are robust perennials with handsome, lobed foliage. In late summer, tall racemes of white flowers with dusky purple bracts appear. Used as a motive in architecture and art through ages, Acanthus is a true architectural beauty!
Althaea rosa, Black Hollyhock
Starting at: $1.75
Hollyhocks are a mysterious and prolific flower with a long and rich history. Traditionally associated with cottage-style borders, the dramatic, near-black flowers of Nigra work equally well in a contemporary, minimalist garden. This unique variety creates an impressive impact against most backgrounds.
The Dark Columbine$2.45
Aquilegia atrata is a beautiful free flowering species that is native to the alpine meadows and forest clearings of Switzerland and Northern Europe. With many branching stems of deepest coloured, almost black flowers. This is an outstanding, highly sought species that would be a showstopper in any spring garden.
Also known as “Magpie”$2.03
Eye-catching, purple-black flowers with contrasting white centres appear in late spring and early summer above fern-like, mid-green leaves this variety is something special. 'William Guinness' is a superb and reliable Aquilegia variety that makes an ideal cut flower, it grows and blooms well in shady areas.
Also marketed as 'Dara' and 'Chocolate Lace Flower'$2.45
Daucus carota 'Purple Kisses' is a large flowered chocolate coloured Queen Anne’s Lace. Delicate, lacy, flat-topped clusters in shades of old rose-pink, through burgundy to chocolate, and bloom for most of the summer from just one planting. They look great en masse and the plant pairs well with almost anything in the garden or in the vase.
Poet's Pink, Sweet John, Sweet William$3.15‘Sooty’ is one of the most unique of all Sweet Williams. A short lived perennial, often grown as a biennial, it bears multiple densely packed heads of darkest ruby, almost black, fragrant blooms on red stems, and leaves that mature to a shimmering metallic mahogany. A stunning cut flower and border plant.
Angel Fishing Rods, Fairybells, Hairbells.$2.45
“Blackbird“ is an exquisitely beautiful variety. Perhaps the darkest flowered of all Dieramas, from June to August it produces cascades of gorgeous, deep claret-mauve blooms. Each bud expands into a pendant flower so graceful that even on the calmest of days providing continual movement in the garden.
An aristocrat from Spain with densely packed spikes of cylindrical small chocolate funnels above dark green coloured glossy leaves. The rich foliage has a sheen that sets these dramatic flower spikes off wonderfully. A plant that will stop viewers in their tracks and have them enquiring its identity.
Dusky Cranesbill, Mourning Widow
Geranium phaeum ‘Samobor’ has considerable charm, with luxurious, deep maroon-black flowers which are held high on upright slender stems in late spring to early summer. This beautiful and useful hardy geranium is loved for its amazing deeply scalloped foliage with beautiful dark markings
Hellebore, Christmas Rose, Lenten Rose
(formerly Helleborus orientalis)$4.13
Originating from one of the country's top hellebore breeders. Hellebore 'Black Beauty' is a choice variety. The deepest plums and purples open from slate coloured buds, many plants having the extra bonus of the dark foliage of their parents.
Asagao, Japanese Morning Glory$2.73
Ipomoea nil, the Japanese Morning Glory with its many varieties, is one of the traditional horticultural flowers in Japan. Ipomoea nil ‘Chocolate’ is one of the most popular varieties, it produces large funnel shaped flowers in the loveliest creamy, milk-chocolate colour.
Black Iris, Golden Vein Iris$3.15Iris chrysographes 'Black Gold' is quite simply stunning. A slender, refined and understated iris, with mesmerising velvety midnight -black petals, each veined with golden-yellow highlights at its throat.
Nemophila Pennie Black is a superb, easy to grow annual with masses of sumptuous deep purple to black, silver edged blooms produced on low ground hugging plants. Slightly trailing they are lovely in containers or used as an edging in bedding and borders.
Peony Poppy, Breadseed Poppy
Papaver 'Black Peony' has fascinating, large, fully double, dark purple-maroon, almost black flowers, with lovely crinkled petals. When the flowers do burst, overnight, from their casings, the gardener is treated to some of the most dramatic flowers in the plant kingdom.
Black Bat Flower, Bat Head Lily, Bat Plant$3.15
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Tacca chantrieri was the first of the species to make a splash in the horticultural world. The cluster of luridly coloured flowers are the deepest maroon, almost black. They are also known as 'Cats Whiskers' after the long bracts that emanate from the flower scape.