When we think of a flower garden, we usually visualize a rainbow of colors from pink to purple to yellow to blue and everything in between. But have you ever thought of planting black flowers in your garden? Believe it or not, black, dramatic looking flowers DO exist and they are true showstoppers in any garden! These 10 black flowers will add a dramatic flair to any garden, especially when planted in unison with bright colored flowers!
10 Black Flowers You Should Plant Today
#1. Black Velvet Petunias
This variety of petunia was only introduced a few years ago, but they are absolutely stunning! These black velvety flowers thrives in sunny locations and look perfect planted alongside bright blooms.
#2. Queen of the Night Tulip
These show-stopping tulips are a deep black/purple shade that grow fast and are easily maintained. The Queen of the Night tulip is a cold hardy plant that blooms in mid or late spring in USDA zones 3 through 8. Pair these with white tulips for an amazing contrast.
#3. Aeonium “Zwartkop”
This impressive succulent grows to a length of 12 inches and tolerates drought and poor soil. Pair with bright yellow blooms for an impressive contrast.
#4. Coleus “Black Prince”
These deep purple flowers can be grown as a perennial in warm climates or as an annual in colder climates. They can make for a dramatic black border in your garden.
#5. Sorbet Black Delight Viola
These stunning flowers require little care and are extremely fragrant. It tolerates sun and partial shade and also blooms in cool weather.
#6. Tropicanna Black Canna
Although these flowers have bright red blooms, their dark purple leaves are truly impressive! Plus they add a nice touch of the tropical to any garden!
#7. Hollyhock “Nigra”
Easy to grow and maintain, this stunning black hollyhock will thrive in both cool and warm climates!
#8. Calla Lily “Black Star”
These almost black calla lilies bring a gorgeous contrast to any garden. You can plant these in containers or directly in your garden.
#9. Black Mondo Grass
This stunning black grass makes for an amazing border in the garden and will grow up to 12 inches in height. In midsummer, tiny white flowers will appear!
#10. Midnight Ruffles Hellebore
With three times more petals than the regular hellebore, this variety is simply striking! It can grow up to 24 inches in height and prefers the shade.
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