Dianthus barbatus 'Monksilver Black'
A Sweet William cultivar which to me is reminiscent of the well-known 'Sooty' but an all-over finer, more elegant plant. The leaves are quite narrow, in shades of deep green and dark plum, becoming very dark as the plant ages. Clusters of darkest red, sweetly scented flowers appear in summer. Full sun enhances the dark foliage and stems. Flowering size 40cm H x 25cm W. 9cm pot.