Black List

Aeonium schwarzkopf  has wierd twisty stems and succulent slabs of leaves in polished black.  The  cauliflour inflorescences of acid yellow are produced in early summer.  These mount up like crazy towers above the rest of the plant.

Monthly Black List

Paeonia delaveyi makes it into May’s list for its tempestuous dark foliage.  For this month, just right now in the black or darkest maroon leaf palette there are some cool perennials.  Heuchera obsidian is, I think, the darkest of this genus.  Grow it with Dicentra spectabilis ‘Alba’ behind it) Anthrisus sylvestris ‘Ravenswing’ – black cowparsely (try…