'Annabelle' Hydrangea

'Annabelle' Hydrangea

Friday, March 26, 2010

Gardening In Black--Black Plants Continued...

Cimicifuga simplex 'Hillside Black Beauty' (a.k.a. Bugbane) features 5-foot tall elegant white flower spikes in late summer. Plant this perennial in sun or partial shade. This plant and all plants listed below can be purchased at White Flower Farm. (All Photo Credits=White Flower Farm)

Colorful Coleus 'Black Magic' is an easy care annual. Plant it in full sun or light shade. Coleus adds an exotic touch to containers. It is very simple to root coleus in water.

Meet Euphorbia 'Blackbird'... This perennial has velvety black foliage that creates drama in full sun.

Black Parrot Tulips make a dark garden soar in springtime.

Iris chrysographes (black flowered) is a carefree Siberian Iris that will enhance your midnight colored garden in summer.

Black-eyed Susans are a sunny, perennial favorite.

Black Bamboo or Phyllostachys nigra has dark culms that turn from green to black over several years. They grow 25-feet tall in sun or partial shade in zones 6-9. Bamboos are members of the grass family. WARNING: Some bamboo is invasive.

Don't forget about blackberries, blackberry lilies, eggplants, dark maroon sunflowers, dark maroon snapdragons, black columbine and black tomatoes! Find all of these plants, plus more, at http://www.whiteflowerfarm.com/