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Haunting Houseplants: Thirteen Black Plants to Celebrate Halloween Year-round

Halloween is a few weeks away and we’re in the mood for some spooky inspiration.  There are plenty of ways to decorate for Halloween, but what if you want something a little more subtle, or something that can stick around all year?  Sometimes you don’t have to look any further than what Mother Nature’s provided us – plants and flowers! With that in mind, we channeled our inner goth and found the best black plants.

Black Velvet Petunia

The world’s first black Petunia this flower is a perfect fit for gardens and containers.

Sorbet Black Delight Viola

Violas bloom the most in cool weather, which is perfect for a Halloween garden, since October is around the time it starts getting cool outside (at least here in NY!).

Black Coral Elephant Ear

Elephant Ears are already impressive plants considering how huge they can get.  But plant the black variety and you’ll have some truly stunning landscaping.

Before the Storm Bearded Iris

Irises generally bloom in early summer, so they might not be around for Halloween, but they’ll be a nice reminder that Halloween is on its way!

Helleborus ‘Onyx Odyssey’

This perennial can easily be grown in containers and will get your Halloween garden started, blooming in the spring.

Black Baccara Rose

Okay, so this rose isn’t the most black, but it would definitely fit in perfectly in a goth/spooky/Halloween themed garden.  The best part is, the flowers appear more black the cooler the weather, so those around at Halloween will be appropriately dressed.

“Black Star” Calla Lily

This plant will look stunning in the garden, or in a vase indoors.

‘Zwartkop’ Succulent

This multi-branching succulent is sure to bring drama to your space with it’s nearly black rosettes.

Black Pearl Pepper

Who doesn’t enjoy some edible decorations?  You can grow these outdoors, then bring them inside as an edible centerpiece for a Halloween party.

“Karma Choc” Dahlia

This Dahlia’s not as dark as some of the other plants, but it’s perfect for a Halloween garden because it blooms from July until the first frost, which means depending on where you live, there’s a good chance it’ll still be around come Old Hallows Eve.

Queen of the Night Tulip

Everyone’s used to bright and cheery tulips, so why not mix things up with their goth cousin.

“Black Velvet” Alocasia

A relative of the Elephant Ears earlier on the list, this plant also looks stunning in black, and since it doesn’t get as big, can be grown indoors.

Black Bamboo

Picture the scene – Halloween night, it’s dark, all you have to light your path is a lantern, and you’re walking through a black bamboo forest.  Wouldn’t that be just perfect? Even if you can’t grow your own black bamboo, you can try to find black bamboo to use as decoration inside.

All of these plants are so stunning.  Even just one would look amazing in a garden or inside, but all of them together would make a fantastic Halloween garden.  These plants have definitely upped our Halloween spirit. How about you? Would you want to grow any of these plants in your own garden/home?  Do you already have any of these plants growing? If so, we’d love to see them!

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