Rich, dark, almost black foliage is enhanced by bright golden yellow flowers, opening in the morning. 3 to 4 ft. Sun. Can be grown as an annual.
Oenothera lamarckiana 'Black Magic'
Dark Evening Primrose
Rose pink flowers on 6 inch plants in summer. Drought tolerant. Best in sun. Zones 6-10.
Oenothera kunthiana 'Glowing Magenta'
Glowing Evening Primerose
Brilliant yellow 1 1/2 inch flowers open during the day. 1-3 ft. Edible. Sun to light shade.
Oenothera tetragogona 'Sundrops'
Sky-blue flowers edged in pink, fading to white. Moist soil. Shade.
Omphalodes cappadocica 'Starry Eyes'
Chalk white flowers in nodding clusters on striped foliage, which is 6 inches to 1 ft tall. Metallic violet blue fruit follows. Partial to shade.
Ophiopogon jaburan 'Variegata'
Variegated Mondo Grass
Evergreen, to 15" grass-like leaves, lilac flowers that become bright blue berries. Sun to partial shade. Zone 7.
Evergreen, 2 inch grass-like foliage, lilac flowers that become bright blue berries. Zone 5. Partial sun to shade.
Ophiopogon japonica 'Nana'
Dwarf Mondo Grass
Bright cream and green blades with lilac flowers and blue berries to 4 inches. Partial shade to sunny spot. Zone 7.
Ophiopogon japonica 'Pam Harper'
Variegated Dwarf Mondo
Dark green 6 inch foliage with blue berries. Best in partial shade.
Black blades with lilac flowers and blue berries to 8 inches. Best in partial shade.
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Black Mondo Grass
Yellow flowers on spiny foliage to 6 inches. Best in well-drained soil and Sun. Zones 4-11.
Prickly Pear Cactus
Fragrant, edible herb with large purple flowers to 2 ft. Attracts bees and hummingbirds. Sun. Zone 7.
Origanum laevigatum 'Hopley's'
Bright yellow-green foliage and white flowers. Groundcover or as an edible herb. Sun.
Origanum vulgare 'Aureum'
Intensely fragrant, compact, edible foliage. Mostly white flowers June-Oct. Best in sun. Zone 4-8.
Origanum vulgare ssp hirtum
Evergreen with tiny white fragrant flowers in spring. Deer-proof. 3-8 ft. Sun-partial sun. Zones 7.
Osmanthus delaveii 'Baki Kasapligil'
Turkish Sweet Olive
Naturalizes easily. Pink flowers in spring. Bright green foliage with pink undersides. Best in shade. Zones 7-9.
Oregon Wood Sorrel
Large purple triangular foliage in threes to 6 inches. White flowers sit above foliage. Best in partial shade.