Black tends to be serious and oh so chic! It’s edgy and modern and is making its fearless way into the garden. Plants with black flowers and foliage have the ability to change the effect of your entire garden. Do you want to cool down hot colors? How about heat up cool colors? Black flowers and foliage could be the answer. Add sophistication to the garden with this moody shade. Scroll on to learn some design tips for 6 great plants with dark blossoms and foliage.
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Designing with black flowers & foliage
Black functions in the garden much as it does in the world of fashion. It is a base color, a neutral that works well with all other colors. Since it isn’t as commonplace in gardens as in most wardrobes, black flowers and foliage add unexpected drama to the landscape. Variations in shades and tints exist, just like the purples, blues and other colors for your garden. Combine several black-foliaged plants with varying leaf sizes and textures for an unusual and sophisticated combination.
Start with one of our six suggestions below. Technically, these flowers aren’t really black—they’re deep shades of purple and burgundy. But in the garden, they’re the closest thing you’ll find to this deep hue. Whether it’s dark burgundy, deep maroon or rich glossy purple, these plants will bring drama to borders big and small!
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