Black / Chocolate
Bears Breeches, Oyster Plant$3.42
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: $1.44
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.
Also known as “Magpie”$2.20
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.
Poet's Pink, Sweet John, Sweet William$2.81
‘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.$2.66
“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
Black Iris, Golden Vein Iris$3.42Iris 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.
$1.90 As low as: $1.52
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$2.20 As low as: $1.76
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.
A prodigious bloomer and a tough, hardy garden performer Scabiosa atropurpurea grows quickly and is fast to flower. Easy to grow from seed, the deepest velvety crimson flowers have a sweet perfume and bloom consistently throughout the growing season, right through to late autumn.
Viola, Mini Pansy$2.20
'Frosted Chocolate’ is one of the Velour series of violas developed in England and released in 2006. This amazing formation is often referred to as the ‘mini pansy’ because it has inherited its characteristics from the small Viola cornuta and larger ‘pansy’ Viola wittrockiana.