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Black & White Gardens – Complementary Color Schemes

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Black & White Gardens – Complementary Color Schemes

The influx of new, black cultivars entering the plant market demonstrates how these dramatic beauties have won a place in both our hearts and gardens. While black and white aren’t typical “colors” on the traditional color wheel, they are complementary hues in the landscape and make for a truly striking and sophisticated look in the garden. Here are some striking varieties to explore for your outdoor space:

 

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Black Colored Plants for Your Garden

Black Perennials

  • Dianthus “Heddewigi Black”
  • Elephant Ear “Jumbo Diamond Head”
  • Black Mondo Grass
  • Coneflower “Green Wizard”
  • Sedum “Plum Dazzled”

 

Black Annuals

  • Petunia “Black Cat”
  • Heuchera “Black Pearl”
  • Columbine “Black Barlow”

 

Black Shrubs

  • Weigela “Tuxedo”
  • Bugbane “Hillside Black Beauty”
  • Smokebush “Winecraft Black”

 

Black Groundcovers

  • Ajuga “Black Scallop”

 

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White Plants for Your Garden

White Annuals

  • Verbena “White Out”
  • Superbells® White Calibrachoa
  • Love-in-a-Mist “Miss Jekyll White”
  • Cosmos “White Knight”
  • Zinnia “White Wedding”
  • Achillea “Peter Cottontail”

 

White Perennials

  • Oriental Lily “Casa Blanca”
  • Japanese Anemone “Wild Swan”
  • Helleborus “Snowbells”
  • Shasta Daisy “Cream Puff”
  • Salvia “Bumblesnow”
  • Spike Speedwell “White Wands”

 

White Shrubs

  • Mock Orange “Illuminati Tower”
  • Oakleaf Hydrangea “Snow Queen”
  • Virginia Sweetspire “Little Henry”
  • Summersweet “Sugartina Crystalina”
  • New Jersey Tea
  • Fothergilla
  • Tea Rose “Sugar Moon”

 

White Groundcovers

  • Candytuft “Alexander’s White”
  • Sweet Alyssum “Carpet of Snow”
  • Groundcover Rose “White Meidiland”
  • Snow-in-Summer “Yo Yo”

 

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