Dark Stars

Purple leaf sand cherry standards are underplanted with golden Japanese forest grass

Photos by Tom Deacon

The Black Garden concept is adaptable to any space, using these choice plants.

Structural plants

  • ?Black Beauty? elderberry (Sambucus nigra)
  • ?Black Lace? elderberry (S. n.)
  • ?Diabolo? purple ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
  • ?Newport? purple plum (Prunus cerasifera)
  • Purple giant filbert (Corylus maxima var. purpurea)
  • Purple leaf sand cherry (Prunus cistena)
  • ?Riversii? purple beech (Fagus sylvatica)
  • ?Royal Cloak? Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii)
  • ?Royal Purple? smokebush (Cotinus coggygria)

Perennials

  • Black mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus ?Nigrescens?)
  • ?Britt-Marie Crawford? ligularia (Ligularia)
  • ?Chameleon? spurge (Euphorbia dulcis)
  • ?Firecracker? fringed loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)
  • ?Hillside Black Beauty? black bugbane (Actaea)
  • ?Hocus Pocus? hardy geranium (Geranium)
  • ?Obsidian? and ?Velvet Night? coral bells (Heuchera)
  • ?Purple Emperor? sedum (Sedum)