After a Sunday morning-to-mid-afternoon full of heavy garden work, I was sitting on the deck perusing a small stack of old garden magazines. I opened a Garden Design mag from 2008 and immediately saw this photo:
I think I made some sort of noise as DH looked over at me to see what was up. "I knew I would eventually find it!" I exclaimed to his questioning look.
"The rubbery black plant in my container!".
He still looked puzzled.
I explained how nobody on my blog knew what this plant was and I have been Googling terms like "black leathery plant" for months trying to find out what it was. I finally have the answer:
Here it is on my deck (lower left):
Once I had the name, I found some info on the net. As I suspected it's perennial in warmer climates
I love the color. I doubt if I will find it for sale in my town for years to come. For those of us who love dark-foliage, it's a pretty unique container plant. As much as I dislike trying to overwinter plants indoors, I am going to give this one a try.
Wouldn't it would look great planted underneath this canna lily with the dark striped leaves?
I wish I had purchased a few more!