These Black Foliage Vines and Climbers are best to induce a character to your home and garden! Pick the darkest one out!
Gardens come alive with a touch of drama, and nothing captivates the eye like vines, climbers, and creepers with dark leaves. These Black Foliage Vines and Climbers add an air of mystery and elegance to your outdoor space.
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Black Foliage Vines and Climbers
Do note that some plants on this list may not have ‘pure black’ foliage. Some may exhibit a deeper tone of purple or a mix of green and black hues. Also, we have creepers too in the list.
1. Sweet Caroline Jet Black Vine
Botanical Name: Ipomoea batatas ‘Black Heart’
With its deep black leaves, this vine adds a striking contrast to its surroundings and pairs beautifully with other plants.
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2. Blackie Black-Eyed Susan Vine
Botanical Name: Thunbergia alata ‘Blackie’
3. Black Diamond Crape Myrtle
Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia indica ‘Black Diamond’
While not a traditional climber, this crape myrtle variety showcases deep purple foliage and vibrant blooms, making it an exceptional choice for adding height.
4. Grace Smoke Tree
Botanical Name: Cotinus coggygria ‘Grace’
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5. Black Scallop Ajuga
Botanical Name: Ajuga reptans ‘Black Scallop’
This ground cover boasts glossy, dark purple-black leaves and produces blue flowers that create a captivating contrast.
6. Bishop of Llandaff Dahlia
Botanical Name: Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff’
7. Purple Flash Ornamental Pepper
Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum ‘Purple Flash’
This compact pepper plant exhibits dark purple foliage and produces small, colorful peppers, making it a charming addition to containers. It can be trained to climb.
8. Midnight Cascad Weigela
Botanical Name: Weigela ‘Midnight Cascad’
This weigela variety showcases dark purple leaves and cascading pink flowers, creating an enchanting display.
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9. Purple Passion Vine
Botanical Name: Gynura aurantiaca
This climbing vine features velvety, dark purple leaves that create a unique texture in your garden.
10. Purple Heart Plant
Botanical Name: Tradescantia pallida
11. Black Knight Butterfly Bush
Botanical Name: Buddleja davidii ‘Black Knight’
With its dark purple foliage and fragrant, deep purple flowers, this bush attracts butterflies to your garden.
12. Dark Knight Bluebeard
Botanical Name: Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘Dark Knight’
Known for its intense blue flowers, this shrub also boasts dark green foliage that takes on a purple hue.
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13. Sunsparkle Plum Dazzled Sedum
Botanical Name: Hylotelephium telephium ‘Sunsparkle plum Dazzled’
Although not a climber, this creeper sedum variety showcases deep purple foliage and clusters of pink flowers.
14. Midnight Ghost Geranium
Botanical Name: Geranium pratense ‘Midnight Ghost’
The standout feature of ‘Midnight Ghost’ is its deeply dissected, almost fern-like foliage that has a deep hue of purple, which makes it look almost black. You can train it to climb, too!