Goth Gardening Tips
Today is World Goth Day and, with the help of the members of the popular Facebook Group “Goth Gardening”, we have compiled a list of the top goth plants based on their enthusiastic and expert recommendations.
Aeonium Black Rose
Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’s’ (Black Rose, Black Tree Aeoniums) distinctive feature is their beautiful dark purple, almost black foliage.
Bat Plant (Tacca chantrieri)
In Malaya they call it the Devil’s Flower and strange, fascinating stories surround it. Originating, no doubt, from the malevolent way the eyes in the bloom seem to be following your every move
Oxalis triangularis, commonly called false shamrock, is a species of edible perennial plant in the Oxalidaceae family. It is native to several countries in southern South America
Black Velvet Petunia
Black Velvet has a upright, mounded, tightly branched habit and plants are filled with stunning deep, black, velvety flowers all season long
Anthriscus Sylvestris Ravens Wing
Anthriscus sylvestris ‘Ravenswing’ is a pretty form of common cow parsley, bearing clusters of tiny, cream-white flowers in contrast with lacy, dark purple foliage.
Lotus jacobaeus Black Flowering Lotus
This species of Lotus has been called black-flower’d, not that the flowers are absolutely black, for they are of a very rich brown inclined to purple, but because they appear so at a little distance; the light colour of the foliage contributes not a little to this appearance
Black Mondo Grass
Black mondo grass (Ophiopogon planiscapus ‘Nigrescens’) is a tuberous-rooted perennial in the lily family. It is a stemless plant in which the leaves sprout from the ground in clumps.
Black Magic Elephant Ear
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 garden. Herbaceous.
Bleeding Heart Vine
Also known as glory bower and bag flower, Clerodendrum thomsoniae, named in honor of the 19th century head of the Calcutta Botanic Garden Thomas Thompson, is a member of the Verbenaceae family
Black Prince Succulent
Echeveria ‘Black Prince’ is a favorite succulent plant, especially of those who like the dark purple look of the leaves, which are so deep they appear black