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As I dove into garden-planning season, I came across this breathtaking flower: the Black Parrot tulip. Now, I know it's too late to plant tulips, but that doesn't stop me from fantasizing about these.   Happily, the Black Parrot led me down a rabbit hole of other dark plants -- the kind of vegetation that might convince even the palest of goths to slather on sunscreen and get into the garden.

Gothic garden planning: 5 black blooms worth braving the sun for

As I dove into garden-planning season, I came across this breathtaking flower: the Black Parrot tulip. Now, I know it's too late to plant tulips, but that doesn't stop me from fantasizing about these. Happily, the Black Parrot led me down a rabbit hole of other dark plants -- the kind of vegetation that might convince even the palest of goths to slather on sunscreen and get into the garden.

How to grow coleus. Annual, plant seeds 10 weeks before last frost. Part to full shade once planted outside.

How to grow coleus. Annual, plant seeds 10 weeks before last frost. Part to full shade once planted outside.

A black parrot tulip is a gorgeous feathered flower that's easy to grow. And gothy.

Gothic garden planning: 5 black blooms worth braving the sun for

A black parrot tulip is a gorgeous feathered flower that's easy to grow. And gothy.

Fritillaria persica. Liliaceae, native to the middle east and varies from deep purple to light green.

Never seen a dark flower Fritillaria persica, dark colored flowers, dark flowers, dark plant options

Though I don't need to fret about frigid temperatures in SoCal, this info is still useful.

10 Vegetables More Cold Hardy Than Kale - If you think winter gardening involves months of eating kale, think again. A wide variety of garden vegetables tolerate freezing just as well as, and some even better than, most kale varieti.

Nemophila 'Pennie Black' (Baby Blue Eyes)--self sowing annual, seed from Thompson & Morgan; seed sown 10 April

Family: Hydrophyllaceae Nemophila menziesii 'penny black' Black nemophila, 'Penny Black' or 'Baby Black Eyes' A sweet and rampantly blooming annual that frequently reseeds itself, this delightful h.

PlantFiles Pictures: Cape Primrose 'Black Gardenia' (Streptocarpus) by gessiegail

# Aquilegia Black Barlow, perennial, grows well in sun

Aquilegia Black Barlow

Aquilegia 'Black Barlow' Columbine One of the few near-black flowers. Fully double, spurless flowers that resemble Dahlias more than columbine.

Asiatic Lilies, Calla Lilies, Dark Flowers, Beautiful Flowers, Bulb, Black, Flower Power, Orchids, Plants

Pelargonium glaucifolium “Black Flower Geranium”

Black Flowered Geranium (Pelargonium glaucifolium) - Geraniums or Pelargoniums - Garden

Ginkgo propagation

How to Propagate Ginkgo

Ginkgo biloba, known as maidenhair tree, is an interesting ornamental, deciduous tree for U. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through The tree is most often included with .

19 Sophisticated Black Flowers for your Unique Garden

19 Sophisticated Black Flowers for your Unique Garden

Beautiful Black Iris...I HAVE 3 OF THESE OPEN RIGHT NOW IN WISCONSIN...6/19/2013

**The Magic Black Iris (Iris Nigricans).* Iris nigricans is a flowering plant in the family Iridaceae. It is the national flower of Jordan. It is endemic to Jordan and is an endangered species.