Truly Unusual & Very Goth Garden Plants: an Extremely Extensive List

black and white violets and black mondo and white-green grass

I am particularly excited about this post.  I’ve spent a LOT of time on it and on researching the plants found in it.  This is the largest and most unique list of goth and unusual plants if my Googling has not failed me.  I hope you enjoy the results!

This March has been extremely warm, and I have been gardening whenever I have the chance and energy.  Mostly that has meant gathering up leaves and stones to clear the yard and create a new flower bed.  However, I have even sown seeds and transplanted a bunch of plants trusting that the temperatures will remain tolerably mild.  All of this, and some pleasant craziness at work, has left me little time for actually writing.  Meanwhile, I have been finding more and more dark and beautifully strange plants to share here.  They are not found on the usual lists of ideas I’ve seen, and  I’m really excited to share what I’ve found by digging further and further into the depths of Google.  😀

First of all, I have to give appreciation to the websites from which I took the photos used in this post.  I’m including links to everything in hopes of not upsetting anyone.  Of course I’ll post pictures of my own specimens during or after the growing season, but also I cannot buy and try to grow everything that I’m sharing today!  (Dream on, dream on…)

This photo above is of the new flowerbed that I want to fill with goth inspired blooms and such.  So far I’ve put in black mondo grass, black and white violas, some sort of white and green grass, black pearl peppers, ballerina red thrift, black charm lilies, black elephant ears, white caladium, and I have sown black bachelor’s button, delft blue nigella, and mother of pearl poppy.  Later I hope to add penny black.  (See my earlier post about other plans and plants that I’ve used, like black petunias, black hollyhock, queen of night tulips, black diamond crepe myrtle…)  I’ve also planted a black elderberry bush and am looking forward to the colours of it and the berries too.

black viola


black pearl pepper

black and white row

ballerina red thrift

black and white violets and black mondo and white-green grass

new garden bed



And here are quite a few more beautiful dark plants which you may not have seen before:

Bat flower, which is gorgeous and perfectly goth but tropical…


(A thanks to Google images and The Wild Papaya for the photo.)

Also lovely in white:

white bat plant


Snake plant which would contrast nicely in a goth garden if you are in a dry and hot area.snake plant


Black shield plant, another perfect houseplant for the shield


Black rose tree  another one for warm dry climates or inside.   black rose tree travellingmcfrothys(The Google provided photo is lovely, and I found it at the Travelling McFrothys.)


Crossing over Jack in the pulpit:Arisaema-Crossing-Over.i-4094.s-63786.r-01


The very strange and splendid Japanese cobra lily:



Japanese Jack in the pulpitArisaema-sikokianum.i-1850.s-64351.r-1

Dominatrix Jack in the pulpit



Belleville, which I think is particularly gorgeous in colour.

bellevallia pycnantha


Wild ginger:



Cleopatra canna:



Moonlight caladium:

moonlight caladium


Mojito colocasia:



and tropical storm colocasia:



Pottawotomie clematis pitcheri:



Mountain king lady slipper orchid:



Black sprite:

black sprite


Voodoo lily:



Night heron fairy bells:



Alba bleeding heart:

dicentra alba:


Kentucky lady slipper:



Sandy claws fairy wings:



and super mottle fairy wings:



Fritillaria meleagris mix:



and fritillaria uva vulpus:

fritillaria uva vulpis


Zwanenburg peruvian daffodil:



Harrisiana Peruvian dafodil:

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Ruby ribbons grass:



Narcissus cantabricus:

narcissus cantabricus.jpeg


Netty’s pride lily:

netty's pride lily.jpeg


Pauline iris reticulata:



Frank Elder iris:

Frank Elder.jpeg


Underwood trillium:



Shelbyville trillium:



And I must include Adam’s Family trillium, of course:



Royal maroon sweet pea:



Sumter white topped pitcher plant:



Lastly, here is a tropical looking bit of foliage that can tolerate New York winters:



And here are a few more things currently growing:

siberian iris and allium

herb bed

herb and flower bed

HD hellebore

hellebore onyx o

chocolate vine year two spring buds


pastel pansies


And just a few from previous posts in case you didn’t check out the link: