You may think that just because part of your yard is in shade that you have to give up on your dream of planting, but that is not the case. There are many interesting looking plants that would love that spot, and they just happen to be perfect for that mysterious look that you may be wanting. Look at the following plants, and tell me if this is just the look that you have been wanting to achieve: Black Taffeta Coral Bells: It features dark, highly-ruffled look, and glossy leaves that maintain a warmer tone throughout the winter. The tops of the leaves are a burnished black while the bottoms are plum-colored, bringing some chocolaty warmth to the black color.
Black Magic Elephant Ear: The enormous elongated heart-shaped leaves of Elephant's Ears make them useful accents in beddings (where space permits), large containers and water gardens. Seldom-seen flowers resemble trumpet-like Callas. Also known as Taro, its tuberous roots are eaten as food in many tropical areas.