The purple-black leaves of the sweet-potato vine ‘Blackie’ (Ipomoea batatas ‘Blackie’) create a compositional foil for the acid-green leaves of a geranium (Pelargonium spp.). Lending distinction to both are the long fronds of a deep green dracaena (Dracaena spp.). In this container planting by Sydney Eddison of Newtown, Connecticut, the theme of contrast is further enhanced by the sharply different shapes of the foliage.
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