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  1. For most of the year Ajuga is a pleasant quiet achiever, but those weeks in spring when the blue flowers appear are simply quite magical.

    Ajuga reptans

    Bugle. Thunder and Lightning,
    £1.95

    For most of the year Ajuga is a pleasant, quiet achiever, a very versatile low growing ground cover, with evergreen, rosette-like foliage that hugs the ground like an evergreen carpet but those weeks in spring when the blue flowers appear are simply quite magical.

  2. Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' has stunning, rich deep purple, almost black, finely cut ferny foliage.

    Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing'

    Gipsy Laces, Lady's Needlework.
    £1.95

    Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' is the most elegant and garden-worthy form of cow parsley. With stunning, almost black, finely cut ferny foliage the first year, it explodes the second year with delicate clusters of small white flowers held above the darkest of foliage. Use them for fillers in bouquets as you would Queen Anne’s lace.

  3. Actaea simplex, formerly Cimicifuga simplex 'Atropurpurea' is an exceptionally beautiful selection.

    Cimicifuga simplex 'Atropurpurea'

    Actaea simplex Atropurpurea Group
    £1.95

    Actaea simplex 'Atropurpurea' is an exceptionally beautiful selection, valued for its large Astilbe-like leaves of purple black. Its dark hue makes a wonderful backdrop for colourful foliage and flowering shade plants. In late summer, long, fluffy spires in pale pinkish-white, rise above the dark foliage.

  4. Coleus 'Kong Scarlet' has huge leaves that are dark red with veins trailing out to chartreuse edges.

    Coleus blumei 'Kong Scarlet'

    Painted Nettle. Flame Nettle
    £3.15

    Coleus 'Kong Scarlet' has huge leaves that are dark red with veins trailing out to chartreuse edges. Coleus colours become more vibrant when they get more shade. This is very unusual behaviour, and explains why Coleus is a popular choice for under-the-tree plantings and shade-of-the-building gardens.

  5. Coleus blumei, 'Black Dragon'

    Coleus blumei, 'Black Dragon'

    Painted Nettle. Flame Nettle
    £1.45

    This wonderful Victorian type coleus ‘Black Dragon’ forms a riot of rumpled leaves in velvety purplish black leaves, each bordered by frilly edges. The ruby red centres are sometimes flecked with violet or pink. Easy to grow from seed, they will show their first colours in as little as two weeks.

  6. The prettiest and neatest Coleus to come along in quite a while, 'Chocolate Mint' offers rich cocoa coloured foliage with a trim mint-green scalloped edge

    Coleus blumei, 'Chocolate Mint'

    Painted Nettle. Flame Nettle
    £3.15

    The prettiest and neatest Coleus to come along in quite a while, 'Chocolate Mint' offers rich cocoa coloured foliage with a mint-green scalloped edge on mounding plants. The leaves are very uniform, turn them over and they gleam bright mint. Scrumptious!

  7. ‘Dark Chocolate’ is breathtaking, its foliage looking even darker in partial shade, its leaves neatly "pinked."

    Coleus blumei, 'Dark Chocolate'

    Painted Nettle. Flame Nettle
    £3.15

    Out of stock

    This delectable coleus will have you enamoured with its velvety chocolate-brown foliage and scalloped foliage.‘Dark Chocolate’ is breathtaking, its foliage shades darker in part or light shade and leans to burgundy in full sun. Very showy, Dark Chocolate makes an impression, even from a distance.

  8. Cordyline australis 'Atropurpureum'
    £1.75

    Out of stock

    Cordyline Atropurpureum make a strong vertical shapes, the deep purple colouring contrasts well with silver foliage and can be an excellent foil for the lush foliage of other exotica. They look equally at home in more conventional and hardy ornamental borders.

  9. Dahlia Redskin was the All American Selection winner of 1975. It is an excellent bedding plant as well as a cut flower.
    £1.35

    Dahlia Redskin gives an impressive display. The rich dark bronze foliage serves as a dramatic background for the large, spectacular single flowers in a delightful mix of rich colours and includes shades of purple, orange, bronze, garnet and maroon. All American Selection winner.

  10. Bronze fennel has fine clouds of feathery, bronze-purple leaves

    Fennel, Bronze Fennel

    Herb Fennel, Bronze Fennel.
    £1.35

    Used in many culinary dishes, the leaves and seeds of Fennel have a sweet aroma and an aniseed flavour. The fine clouds of feathery, bronze-purple leaves are wonderful in the herb garden or among tall perennials and grasses. The foliage acts as a delicate veil through which flower heads of plants can be seen.

  11. Geranium pratense 'Dark Reiter’
    £2.95

    'Dark Reiter’, is a fairly new cultivar originating from 'Victor Reiter' whose namesake was the legendary California nurseryman. What sets this plant apart is the new leaves that emerge a light maroon colour then fade to a purple-flushed deep green, it produces violet-blue flowers in spring.

  12. Geranium pratense 'Purple Haze'

    Geranium pratense 'Purple Haze'

    Hardy Geranium, Garden Geranium
    £2.75

    'Purple Haze' is one of the discoveries of the century. Grown for its amazing foliage, unique shades rarely seen within in the genus they vary from bronzes, through purples to dark beetroot. Most are deeply divided and make a striking contrast to the blooms, perfectly themed in shades of gorgeous violet-mauve.

  13. 'Marvelous Marble' is an exiting new variety, it is the first Heuchera from seed that offers a change of colour through the seasons.
    £1.65

    Marvelous Marble is an exiting new variety, the first Heuchera available from seed that offers a change of colour through the seasons. In spring, the new foliage emerges purple. Through the seasons, the foliage matures to deep green with prominent reddish purple veining and a light silver overlay.

  14. Heuchera Melting Fire, a new seed variety of Heuchera is named for the intense purple-red colour of its new foliage.

    Heuchera micrantha 'Melting Fire'

    Heuchera villosa, Coral Bells, Alumroot
    £1.95

    Heuchera Melting Fire is a new seed variety of this charming groundcover. The new foliage emerges bright red with delightfully curled and heavily ruffled edges. As spring turns to summer the colour deepens, adding maroon highlights, The flower stems carry delicate clusters of white flowers. Pelleted Seed.

  15. Heuchera 'Palace Purple' is a small but striking plant with plush, shiny, rich purple foliage.

    Heuchera micrantha 'Palace Purple'

    Coral Bells, Alumroot
    £1.45
    'Palace Purple' is a small but striking plant with plush, shiny, rich purple foliage. Although the colour is at its very best in early summer, it is retained all year. In midsummer the plants flower, with short, upright stems of small, creamy white, bell flowers.
  16. Pennisetum glaucum 'Purple Majesty'
    £2.25

    Out of stock

    Pennisetum glaucum 'Purple Majesty' is a fabulous new ornamental plant with dramatic, almost black, broad leaves, crowned with purple flower plumes.Heat and drought proof and well-suited to growing in containers, it also makes a good cut flower

  17. Phormium tenax 'Purpureum' with rich bronze-purple leaves will add valuable winter interest to your garden.

    Phormium tenax purpureum

    Purple New Zealand Flax
    £1.65

    Out of stock

    Phormium tenax 'Purpureum' with its rich bronze-purple leaves has two characteristics which are sought-after by gardeners looking to add a bit of drama to their borders. Bold, architectural lines with erect, sword-shaped leaves and rich evergreen foliage colour.
  18. The original seed was collected at altitude in Japan where it is already accepted as one of the largest flowered gems of the race.

    Polemonium yezoense 'Purple Rain'

    Japanese Jacob's Ladder
    £1.75

    Collected at altitude in Japan and introduced in 2006, Polemonium yezoense 'Purple Rain' is one of the best new introductions in recent years. With bronze-purple lacy foliage, dark stems and violet-blue flowers, it is the darkest flower form of Polemonium available.

  19. Ricinus communis 'Carmencita'
    £2.10

    Ricinus communis 'Carmencita' is an outstanding new variety with shiny dark brown foliage. The palmate leaves have deeply incised lobes and grow 30 to 75cm (12 to 30in) across. The plants have red stems and in late summer clusters of bright red blooms are followed by stunning scarlet seeds pods.

  20. Ricinus communis var. gibsonii is a compact variety with gorgeous dark red, metallic foliage.

    Ricinus communis is one of the best ways to quickly create a tropical effect in the garden. This remarkably architectural, fast growing plant. The huge leaves and interesting flower spikes add drama to borders and beds. The variety, gibsonii grows to around 150cm with gorgeous dark red, metallic foliage.

  21. Ricinus communis Impala grows to a reasonable garden height of around 90 to 120cm (3 to 4ft).

    Ricinus communis is fast growing, tall and dramatic with huge leaves and interesting flower spikes that add drama to borders and beds. 'Impala' grows to a reasonable garden height of around 90 to 120cm with gorgeous copper-red palmate leaves with vibrant red veins.

  22. Sedum spurium coccineum is the most robust sedum for creeping spread and for floriferousness.

    Sedum spurium 'Coccineum'

    Dragon's Blood, Crimson or Two-row Stonecrop,

    Sedum spurium coccineum is the most robust sedum, with deep crimson blooms and bronze-green leaves. Low maintenance, durable and interesting, they enhance the appearance of green roofs, rockeries and containers. In July, dense clusters of showy crimson blooms smother the evergreen plants.

  23. 'Voodoo' has intense dark mahogany foliage with almost neon, luminous rosy-red flowers

    Sedum spurium 'Voodoo'

    Two-row stonecrop
    £2.25

    Sedum spurium 'Voodoo' is a stunning little perennial groundcover for hot, sunny locations. The intense dark mahogany foliage that provides a stunning contrast to the almost neon, luminous rosy-red flowers which appear June through August.

  24. Setaria italica Red Jewel is a variety of annual grass with intensely coloured burgundy red foliage and foxtail-shaped flowerheads.

    Setaria italica 'Red Jewel'

    Foxtail Millet, Italian Millet
    formerly Panicum italicum
    £2.15

    Setaria italica Red Jewel is a rarely-offered variety of annual grass with intensely coloured burgundy red foliage and dramatic foxtail-shaped flower heads. Suitable for growing in the garden or in containers the dark foliage is a great contrast in the garden or the vase.

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