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    ‘Chocolate Shogun’ astilbe

    Astilbe 'Chocolate Shogun'

    Chocolate Shogun Astilbe offers a hot, new leaf color.

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    ‘Tropical Storm’ elephant’s ear

    Colocasia esculenta 'Tropical Storm'

    This striking new Colocasia features dark -- almost black -- foliage which develops a creamy white center as the season progresses. At about two-and-a-half feet tall and wide, it is…

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    Black Magic Elephant Ear

    Colocasia esculenta ‘Black Magic’ 

    Large striking, dusty purple-black foliage contrasts spectacularly with bright-colored plants. Spreads freely in rich, wet soils; more slowly in dry, clay soil. Adds bold color and tropical flair to any…

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    ‘Black Magic’ elephant’s ear

    Colocasia esculenta 'Black Magic'

    Rising to about 36 inches, the elephant ear's deep-purple stalks suspend luxurious leaves of the same color.

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    Ornamental pepper

    Capsicum annuum 'Black Pearl'

    This pepper boasts the most dramatically deep purple-black leaves and fruit imaginable.

  • Black rose
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    Black rose

    Aeonium arboreum  'Zwartkop'

    The "flowers" of black rose.

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    Dahlia ‘Mystic Illusion’

    Dahlia 'Mystic Illusion'

    This new dahlia has gorgeous, bright yellow blooms that pop against its rich, dark purple (nearly black) foliage.

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    ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ Dahlia

    Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'

    With its deep purple-black leaves and brilliant summer blooms, 'Bishop of Llandaff' is a fine addition to the sunny bed or border.

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    ‘Black Beauty’ elephant’s ear

    Colocasia esculenta 'Black Beauty'

    ‘Black Beauty’ is my new favorite elephant’s ear.

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    Black bamboo

    Phyllostachys nigra

    This clumping bamboo is native to eastern and central China and can reach 15 feet tall and almost as wide.