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A black hollyhock (Alcea rosea) sports double blooms of deep maroon-black on tall stems. "[Black flowers] seem to rebel against nature and draw us to their nonconformity," says Scottish gardener and exotic plant seller Diane Halligan. "In this respect they are perhaps the rock stars of the plant world."

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Photograph courtesy Diane Halligan, Weird and Wonderful Plants
 
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