Ghostly, gothic plants

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October 9, 2020

Fall is finally here, and what better way to celebrate than with plants? When most people think of autumn, things like jeweled-toned mums and sunny pumpkin patches first come to mind. But there are also some other unique plants that draw inspiration from the fall season — especially with Halloween right around the corner. Garden Center took a walk down memory lane and found some spooky and gothic inspired blooms that are sure to get you in the mood for October!
Cherry Mint, from Greenfuse Botanicals’ Begonia Rex Dibs line, contains swirls of deep magenta, pale green and velvety maroon.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF KAREN E. VARGA
The Vinca Blockbuster White is an annual from Syngenta, shown here at the 2017 California Spring Trials.
SolarTower Black Ipomoea from Ball Seed, shown on display at the 2017 California Spring Trials.
SolarTower Black Ipomoea is a climbing plant perfect for trellises or garden walls.
Rothko, another variety from Greenfuse Botanicals’ Begonia Rex Dibs line, contains scarlet and light gray foliage.
Tangerine Slice A-Peel from Proven Winners blooms in spring and summer.
The Lavish Purple Lavender from Greenfuse Botanicals, photographed at the 2017 California Spring Trials.