Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop' falls under my California Friendly category. It thrives here and doesn't seem to interest the deer. (Snails on the other hand.) I planted trailing sapphire lobelia with it and the combined colors were amazing!
Black Mondo Grass - Ophiopogon Planiscapus Nigrescens is unique since it is one of the few black leaved ornamental grasses in the world. Black Mondo Grass is stunning when planted in mass or as an accent plant in the flower garden. Black Mondo Grass is a
For the garden - Black Plants: 75 Striking Choices for the Garden by Paul Bonine. This is a WONDERFUL book for someone trying to create a black garden, or a black and white combo garden. So many interesting options!