I once tried to talk someone into having a black and white garden, with plants that had dark blooms or foliage (sometimes called chocolate), and plants with white blooms or grey foliage. I thought it would look beautiful. I suggested a small pop of color such as yellow, or hot pink. She didn't go for it. :(
The two plants flowering with hot pink blooms in my garden right now are the 'Kanjiro' camellia and the loropetalum. Loropetalums are known as the "fringe flower" and it's easy to see why, as their petals hang down like fringe. They are members of the witch hazel family (Hamamelidaceae), and you can see the resemblance.
Loropetalums grow in zones 7 through 10, and most of the time they are sheared into a hedge. An evergreen, it is prized for its dark foliage. It could be a beautiful addition to a black and white garden - with just a touch of hot pink!
What do you think about the concept of a black and white (and hot pink) garden?