Black flowers are rarely seen in gardens and yet they fully deserve their place. As rare as they are fascinating, they have the particularity of embellishing and highlighting the other plants in the garden. Even if “pure black” in the garden does not really exist, some flowers come very close to it. Generally, black evokes darkness and negativity, yet black flowers rather evoke something mystical, even magical. They bring a touch of elegance to the garden like a delicate jewel. Here are 10 varieties of black flowers to plant in your garden. Bewitching massif or magic pot, it’s up to you!
1) The black petunia
The black petunia is so fascinating that it will draw attention to your garden. This bewitching variety was first introduced a few years ago by Ball Horticulture Co. Pair it with bright blooms for a sublime contrast.
2) La tulipe « Queen of the night »
The “Queen of the Night” tulip should be the closest flower to the color black. In reality, it is a very dark brown, but that only shows up in the sun. Very easy to grow, the tulip is a cold-resistant plant that blooms in mid to late spring. Combine it with white tulips for a glam effect.
3) Aeonium « Blackhead »
It is a succulent plant with reddish colors verging on purple and whose center is dark green. Pair it with yellow flowers! Be careful, it does not support the cold.
4) Coleus « Black Prince »
The “Black Prince” can be cultivated as a perennial in warm climates or as an annual in cooler climates. Its dark foliage is ideal at the edge of the garden.
5) The “Viola” thought
The petals of this flower have a velvet effect. It requires very little maintenance and gives off a captivating fragrance.
6) The black canna
Bring a little exoticism to your garden with the canna. This plant can reach 1m50 in height. Greedy in light, it will need at least 6 hours of sun per day.
That black hollyhock is exceptional. Sometimes speckled with white, it is reminiscent of a galaxy.
8) Le lys calla
This flower is simply spectacular both in shape and color. In a pot or in the ground, the calla lily will dazzle with its contrast between its light green foliage and its very dark purple flower.
9) The black ophiopogon
This black grass is resplendent. It is perfect for borders or rockeries in the garden. The plant has very intense black foliage in early spring which changes to dark purple in summer. In mid-summer, small white flowers appear followed by small black seeds.
10) Black Hellebore
The black hellebore has many more petals than the classic hellebore. Its petals are velvety and exquisitely black. This flower is ideal in the shade.
Sources : Lemonde, Promessedefleurs