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Black and Dark

Want the darkest foliages - as deep or black as naturally possible? We have a great selection of plants, from ground cover through accent and container plants, to those suitable for hedges. Let out your gothic side!
Dark foliages look stunning when paired with silver leaved plants or yellow-gold ones.

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  1. Strobilanthes - Goldfussia

    Strobilanthes - Goldfussia

    Striking deep purple foliage, and small pink-lilac flowers in winter-spring. Loves warm sheltered humid locations. Leaf colour is brighter in sun, but will grow happily in shade. Also known as Persian Shield. Learn More
    $3.50
  2. Phormium Bronze Baby

    Phormium 'Bronze Baby'

    Dwarf flax with rich copper toned upright foliage. Ideal for borders, containers and accent planting. Learn More
    $5.50

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  3. Philodendron Imperial Red

    Philodendron Imperial Red

    Burgundy-red big-leaf foliage plant for indoors or tropical outdoor plantings. Good compact size for underplanting and containers.

    Large plant image for illustration: Forest and Kim Starr via Flickr cropped to size.

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    $5.25
  4. Philodendron Black Cardinal

    Philodendron Black Cardinal

    Rich bronze and chocolate glossy leaves give dramatic contrast in shady tropical borders, and make for impressive neat indoor plants in low light rooms.

    image for illustration: Forest and Kim Starr via Flickr

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    $5.95
  5. Pennisetum - purple fountain grass

    Pennisetum - purple fountain grass

    Graceful large ornamental grass, rich burgundy purple when mature, with purple-cream fluffy foxtail plumes year-round. Low maintenance. Looks best given space to sway and move in the breeze, making a relaxing sound. Gets to over 1m around in the right spot so allow for this when planting. Learn More
    $5.30

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  6. Ophiopogon - black mondo

    Ophiopogon - black mondo

    Unique groundcover plant with nearly jet-black strappy leaves. Unmistakable, it makes a striking garden element for edging and borders, dramatic mass plantings, and a contrast with coloured-foliage and flowering plants. Bonus! Lilac flower spikes in summer. Learn More
    $5.20

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  7. Loropetalum Purple Pixie™

    Loropetalum Purple Pixie™

    Gorgeous ground cover, very low maintenance, will spread to 1.5m if unclipped, but only 50cm high. Burgundy purple foliage all year round and bright pink flowers in spring. Stunning mass planting or contrast in borders and rockeries. Learn More
    $4.75
  8. Leptospermum rubrum nana

    Leptospermum rubrum nana

    Bold bright native shrub with dramatic deep burgundy foliage and lots of tiny vibrant hot pink flowers in winter and spring. Compact to around 1m, lovely as a small hedge, in a mixed bed, or in pots. The first settlers reportedly made tea from the leaves. Always in demand with our customers. If you're looking for a taller version, choose Burgundy Queen.

    We can't ship this product to South Australia.

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    $3.40
  9. Leptospermum 'Burgundy Queen'

    Leptospermum 'Burgundy Queen'

    Drought and frost hardy, burgundy foliage and brilliant double magenta flowers winter and spring.
    Ticks all the boxes and grows to a tidy height of 3m, perfect for native gardens. For a small gardens, try rubrum nana.

    We can't ship this product to South Australia.

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    $3.40
  10. Ficus elastica Burgundy - rubber plant

    Ficus elastica Burgundy - rubber plant

    Oh the colour of these leaves - it's almost metallic! Deep wine-black-green big leaves and bright scarlet new stems make this a handsome easycare indoor plant for cooler climes and an impressive shrub or tree in sub-tropical gardens.

    image: Thangaraj Kumaravel via Flickr cropped to size.

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    $5.25

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  11. Echeveria affinis Black Knight

    Echeveria affinis Black Knight

    Green-black rosettes, leaves like short swords in contrast to the round rosettes of Black Prince. Colour deepens in sunlight but happy growing in part shade or indoors too. Learn More
    $4.95
  12. Cordyline fruticosa Negra

    Cordyline fruticosa Negra

    Dark green new leaves change to deep red-black as the plant grows. Lovely in tropical and warm-climate gardens as a feature plant or in containers. Ideal indoor plant. Learn More
    $5.50
  13. Cordyline fruticosa Firestorm

    Cordyline fruticosa Firestorm

    Deep red plant, edged with pink. Very popular with landscapers as it tolerates full sun and has an elegant arching shape. Add gorgeous pops of colour to your garden or poolside. Learn More
    $5.50

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  14. Cordyline fruticosa Black Magic

    Cordyline fruticosa Black Magic

    That old Black Magic gets you in its spell! Glossy dark leaves, happy in semi-shade, elegant shape, less than 2m tall, very adaptable for feature planting, tubs or borders. Lovely backdrop for more vibrant flowering plants. Learn More
    $5.50
  15. Cordyline australis Red Sensation

    Cordyline australis Red Sensation

    Popular landscaping variety, features bold earthy red shades and a formal upright growth habit. Robust and hardy. Wonderful in pots or for accent planting. Our most popular Cordyline. Learn More
    $5.50
  16. Cordyline australis atropurpurea

    Cordyline australis atropurpurea

    Dark and moody wine-purple foliage makes an excellent foil for brighter-leaved shrubs or red, orange and purple flowering plants. Easygoing and low maintenance wherever you site it. Learn More
    $5.50
  17. Cordyline australis 'Black Knight'

    Cordyline australis 'Black Knight'

    Tall, dark, handsome! Deep purple strappy leaves make for a dramatic accent plant. It's tough and hardy despite its good looks. Striking against silver leafed foliage or as an eyecatching mass planting. To 2m. Learn More
    $5.50
  18. Cordyline 'Caruba Black'

    Cordyline 'Caruba Black'

    Fast growing compact foliage plant, similar in appearance to Negra, but half the height. Deep burgundy-black foliage all over, with a slight metallic sheen. Establishes quickly in warm locations.

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    $5.50
  19. Bromeliad - rubra

    Bromeliad - rubra

    Stunning plum-maroon foliage on this 1m round bromeliad - perfect for landscaping, feature planting, large containers. Colour is stronger in brighter light. Learn More
    $4.95

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  20. Azalea 'Shiraz'

    Azalea 'Shiraz'

    Clip it neat or leave it to grow as a dramatic hedge to 1.5m. Likes a cooler spot with dappled sun.Warm burgundy-red coloured soft foliage, perfect for accent planting. Red flowers in spring as an extra bonus. Would blend very well alongside a taller hedge of photinia.

    We're not able to ship this product to Victoria or South Australia for biosecurity reasons.

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    $3.45
  21. anthurium black queen in pot

    Anthurium 'Black Queen'

    Dramatic burgundy flowers are a unique feature of this tropical plant. Place a container indoors in a well lit area to enjoy this plants beauty year round. Learn More
    $8.75

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  22. Alternanthera dentata

    Alternanthera dentata

    Always popular fast-growing spreading groundcover and landscape plant, much loved for its bold dark burgundy foliage. Stunning when used in contrast with lime-gold foliage plants. Clips to a tidy low hedge, thrives in humidity. Dark cream pompom flowers appear when allowed to grow unclipped. Learn More
    $3.40
  23. Alocasia Black Velvet

    Alocasia Black Velvet

    Stunning looks in a small package for shady spots. Almost-black velvet-soft leaves with contrasting white veins are striking indoors and out (in tropical locations - it likes humidity, but don't overwater.)
    Plants shipped as plugs inside our tubestock pots (see photo), ready to plant or pot up. Learn More
    $4.95

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  24. Alocasia amazonica dwarf

    Alocasia amazonica dwarf

    Cute compact miniature form of these popular foliage plants, more than happy indoors. Pop plants in a warm, well lit spot and watch them thrive.
    The foliage is elegant and contrasting perfect for livening up indoor spaces and patio settings.

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    $4.95

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