black bulbs

Brook Klehm
Tue, 01 Nov 2005 12:50:58 PST
Having worked as a sales representative for a wholesale nursery 
specializing in perennials, I found myself referring to the color of 
"black" flowers as "horticultural black".  The epithet covered the deep 
maroon of the center of Hibiscus trionum and the deep brown flower 
spikes of Pennisetum alopecuroides "Moudry" (the black fountain grass) 
as well as several other goth flowers that don't come to mind just now. 
  "Horticultural black" was a catch-all color that helped garden center 
buyers market the plants without misrepresenting the true color of the 
Just a short addition to the commentary.
Brook Klehm

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