Purple leaves, well I never...
I haven't seen any plants with purple leaves before (apart from purple cabbage but we all know they are dyed in the purple cabbage factories). Must be some genetically engineered plant bred for war. I certainly wasn't taking any chances with this purple triffid offspring on the Isle of Bute. CameraCanon EOS 450D Exposure0.025 sec (1/40) Aperturef/2.8 Focal Length52 mm ISO Speed400 Exposure Bias0 EV
Garden planting: The Shade Corner
One of my biggest tasks this summer has been the renovation of the front garden. Bed by bed, I've been planning and ripping out aged plants and weeds and planting. Some plantings have been successful, a few not so much. but that's how it works with gar ...
Coleus Patent Leather
Just like a pair of little girls tap shoes. The shiny foliage emerges plum-purple and deepens to black �patent leather" as the leaves mature. Slight ruffling on the edge of the leaf gives this Coleus a slightly seer-suckered appearance.
Primo® 'Black Pearl' - Coral Bells - Heuchera hybrid
Proven Winners - Primo® 'Black Pearl' - Coral Bells - Heuchera hybrid pink white white with pink calyxes plant details, information and resources.
Winecraft Black® - Smokebush - Cotinus coggygria
Winecraft Black is a semi-dwarf smokebush with black-purple foliage that darkens as the season goes on. showy red smoke-like blooms appear in early to mid-summer on a plant that is hardy for zones 4-8. Winecraft Black is also rabbit and deer resistant!
Purple Pixie® Dwarf Weeping Loropetalum
With its dwarf size and weeping habit, Purple Pixie is just the plant we've been crying for. It grows only 1 to 2 feet tall by 4 to 5 feet wide. It's a great choice for a ground cover, but it can also add vibrant color to hanging baskets, window boxes, and other containers. Showy pink flowers combined with rich purple foliage will move you to tears.