10 Boo-tiful Black Plants to Add to Your Garden This Halloween

By Kim Gamel, Houzz

Halloween is around the corner, and if you're lucky, soon droves of candy-seeking ghouls and goblins will be at your door. Does your entryway show your holiday spirit? If not, here are some terrific black-hued plants to make a hauntingly memorable display. 

Related: DIY Halloween Terrarium 

Black Mondo Grass

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Kim Gamel, original photo on Houzz 

Black mondo grass makes a great addition to fall containers. It's near-black, strappy leaves bring texture and contrast to seasonal displays. It makes these pumpkins really pop. 

Botanical name: Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' 
USDA zones: 6 to 9 
Water requirement: Medium moisture, well-drained soil 
Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade 
Mature size: 9 to 12 inches tall and wide