Just because it's spring doesn't mean we can't bring a little spooky goodness into yet another season and so today i'm sharing six plants that would definitely add a spooky touch to your home and gardens this year.
All of the plants below are available within the UK and I have included links on where to buy too. So let's put our gardening gloves on and get planting.
This plant came up so many times when looking into spooky/gothic plants and I can see why. Hollyhock is available in a variety of different colours with the almost black flower being a definite must for your garden this year.
These plants are quite hardy so you won't have to worry about them too much in the garden. The best time to plant them is April to June and they flower mid-late Summer.
To prolong such a beautiful flower you could dry these out and turn them into potpourri or used them in crafting. You grab a packet of seeds right here.
Colocasia Black Magic are sometimes referred to as Elephant Ears and I can see why. This plant has large, almost black leaves that would look amazing in your garden.
This plant is recommended to be grown indoors in pots and then taken outside during the warmer months. The colder weather and especially frost can kill this off so it's not recommended for being planted directly into your garden. However if you live in a warmer climate, these should do just fine outside all year.
You can grab this gorgeous plant right here.
You might already know this one from a certain Halloween/Christmas film (i'm looking at you Sally). Deadly Nightshade or Atropa Belladonna as it's also known, is found all over the country and as the name suggests it is indeed poisonous.
The plant has flowers that appear to be black, these then turn into berries that also appear black in colour but they are definitely not sweet and juicy. The berries can lead to all kinds of medical issues including coma, so if you grow this please make sure no one takes a bite. They are easy to grow and also quite hardy, so will return each year.
Although the plant is indeed poisonous, many animals are able to eat it without any kind of reaction, including bunnies! You can find out more about this plant right over here.
Bleeding Heart (also known as Lamprocapnos Spectabilis) are look exactly like the name suggests. These heart shaped flowers look like they really are bleeding hearts hanging across a branch.
They're fairly easy to grow and are suitable for both full sun and shady areas. As long as you ensure the ground they grow in is kept moist, they will continue to return each year. I did actually grow these quite a few years back and they are such a stunning flower.
While looking more into Bleeding Hearts I did discover that Black Bleeding Hearts do not exist. So if you find a store claiming to be selling black Bleeding Heart seeds, most likely you will end up with a completely different colour.
You can pick up this wonderful plant right here.
These plants also known as Black Calla Lily has a deep purple flower that once again appears to be black.
These plants are recommended for growing in pots indoors although you can add them to your garden during the warmer months. As they're quite a tender plant they won't survive the colder seasons, so it's recommended to remove and protect or add them to pots which you can easily take back indoors throughout Autumn and Winter.
You can grab this plant right here.
Fritillaria Persica is a tall plant that flowers through April and May. Although a little late to plant this year (unless you can grab them already in bloom), this plant is definitely one worth getting for your garden.
It grows tall and can have 30+ flowers when in full bloom. You can find this plant in a variety of colours including deep purple, which appear black in the light. This plant is also great for bees but be careful if you own pets as this can be toxic to dogs and cats.
You can find this right here.
I'll be planting yellow, white and orange flowers together this spring to create a Candy Corn themed pot, so have fun and happy spring!