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September - show us your dark plants

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Here's Lucy, one of Zuzu's kitties.

Since it's getting dark earlier each day I thought maybe we could show some of our darkest plants whether they be tulips, irises, trees like Copper Beech, perennials like Actea, dark sedums or near black roses.

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Heuchera 'Obsidian' really stands out in this (mostly) hosta garden.

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Heuchera 'Palace Purple' grows well in sun or shade.

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Northern California, United States(Zone 9a)

Mmmm, love dark plants, mostly dark bronze colored I guess they would be, the challenge is to set them off so they show nicely with other plants, I'm not always that good at it. Lime and dark are my favorite combos, pirl, I know you do that combo well from past pictures!

Black monda grass and Echeveria 'Black Prince'

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Northern California, United States(Zone 9a)

Aeonium 'Schwarzkopf ' with blue gray leaves & lime bloom head of a euphorbia.

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Northern California, United States(Zone 9a)

Dark violas are always a favorite.

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Love that 'Schwarzkopf'!

Northern California, United States(Zone 9a)

I break off pieces of it and pop in into other places, it's such an easy plant! Sometimes, I think when it's heat stressed, it's a solid dark, I like it when it has the green center.

This was a new iris for me this year, Dangerous Mood.

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Northern California, United States(Zone 9a)

A hard daylily to photograph, hybridized by a friend, Black Eyed Bully

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Northern California, United States(Zone 9a)

A favorite daylily, Planet Max

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Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

Let me get my camera
Back in a bit

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

Here we are
left clockwise
Kantigne Royale w/appaloosa
glory w/ watermelon
Heuchera Black Current

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Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

the rest
persicaria
Felix w/lemonsunsation
Hardy Geranium Midnight reiter
Heuchera Plum Pudding
actaea black neglegee

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Sebastopol, CA(Zone 9a)

Oh, I love this thread. I don't have a lot of dark plants myself, but I love looking at photos of them.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Not even dark roses?

Sebastopol, CA(Zone 9a)

Oh, yes, I do have those, Pirl. I'll post some of them this evening.

Sebastopol, CA(Zone 9a)

Okay, here are the darkest roses I have. This one's Abracadabra. It used to have yellow stripes, but they disappeared a long time ago. It's actually prettier now, without the stripes.

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Sebastopol, CA(Zone 9a)

This one's Black Baccara. It's the only one with "black" in its name and it's the lightest one of the bunch.


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Sebastopol, CA(Zone 9a)

This is Ebb Tide.

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Sebastopol, CA(Zone 9a)

Memphis Music is a miniature rose. These are the same stripes that used to be on Abracadabra.

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Sebastopol, CA(Zone 9a)

This is Midnight Blue.

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Northern California, United States(Zone 9a)

I agree, that unstriped Abracadabra is prettier. now you can just focus on those high buds.
This is Zuzu's Olde Romeo

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Sebastopol, CA(Zone 9a)

This one is called Night Time.

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Sebastopol, CA(Zone 9a)

Hiya, Suzie. You're out of alphabetical order. I didn't get there yet.

This is Nigrette.

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Sebastopol, CA(Zone 9a)

Oklahoma isn't always this dark, but some of the blooms are.

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Sebastopol, CA(Zone 9a)

Sue's photo of my Olde Romeo is prettier than any of mine, so I'll move down the alphabet to The Prince.

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Sebastopol, CA(Zone 9a)

This is Tradescant.

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Sebastopol, CA(Zone 9a)

Well, I meant to do these in alphabetical order, but I forgot about Ink Spots.

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Northern California, United States(Zone 9a)

Love them all!
Sorry, when I popped that one in, I didn't know you were in the middle of posting, should have checked the time but I was just going to bed and thought of that rose.
Hope someone else pipes in here soon and shares some Sept. darks.
Night all.

Sebastopol, CA(Zone 9a)

I don't think they have to be September darks. Dig through your photos and find some more from before. I have some cool black(ish) irises, but I can't find the photos. Your Schwarzkopf is gorgeous, Sue.

Any black cats or dogs?

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

Dont get carried away now.
The roses are fantastic.

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Love the roses, especially The Prince.

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

Dark for today

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

I spotted some dark sweet potato vine, Jo Ann. Yesterday I cut mine up because it was beginning to block the steps to the kitchen. I'm trying to root the pieces. Has anyone had success with doing that?

Pittsford, NY(Zone 6a)

yep its in full sun on concrete and seldome watered. I have another in a container thats much happier and nearly at the ground.
Our season is shorter here so If this is a "Sweetpotatovine contest"
I'll concede now

Northern California, United States(Zone 9a)

My favorite cordyline 'Festival' in a pot with oxalis 'Zinfandel'

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Northern California, United States(Zone 9a)

Midnight Sun pansy

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Northern California, United States(Zone 9a)

1/2 dark, does that count? Spiced Tiger bearded iris

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Beautiful color harmony, Sue.

Northern California, United States(Zone 9a)

I just found a shot of Midnight Blue in my Mom's garden. I may have to get this one some day!

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