Black Flowers: Types & Pictures

When most people think of flowers, they picture bright colors like pink, red, yellow and purple, but did you know that there are several varieties of black flowers, too? We’ve compiled a list of blank flowers that are sure to make your garden or bouquet stand out! Find names, photos and gardening info below.

BEARDED IRIS (Black is Black)

Bearded Irises grow 9-12 blooms per stem. The blooms have 3 petals which stand tall and 3 blooms which droop. They are great for use in bouquets or planted in a garden in large groups.
* Full sun to part shade
* Well drained soil
* Zone 4-9

 

ODESSA CALLA LILY

The petals on this calla lily appear to be silky and look rather elegant. They are highly adaptable and can thrive in containers, gardens or used as edging. They grow 18 to 24 inches tall.
* Full sun to part shade
* Well drained soil
* Zone 3-10



 

LIONHEART TANGO LILY

Image source: Brecks.com

These beautiful lilies have black petals and they are tipped in bright yellow for a pop of color. They multiply rapidly once established and will provide years of beautiful blooms. They are great for bouquets or cut arrangements as they are long lasting once cut.
* Full sun to part shade
* Well drained soil
* Zones 3-8

 

BUMBLEBEE DEELITE DWARF IRIS

Image source: Heritage Perennials

These irises are a sight to see. They have received their name from the yellow and black petals which resemble bumblebees. The blooms are miniature compared to other irises but the stems can grow to 18-20 inches.
* Full sun to part shade
* Well drained soil
* Zones 4-9

 

GREEN WIZARD CONEFLOWER

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Butterflies are attracted to this black coneflower. They feature a black ‘cone’ with dark green sepals.
* Full sun to part shade
* Well drained soil
* Zones 3-9

 

BAT ORCHID

The bat orchid is an interesting plant which looks like a bat in flight. It is also called “Cats Whiskers”. It is believed by some scientists that the bat orchid may have cancer fighting abilities.
* Part to full shade
* Well drained soil
* This plant is best grown indoors



 

VIOLAS / PANSY (Black Magic)

Black magic violas are commonly called winter pansies as they grow in the cooler spring and fall months. They are one of the most common black flowers planted in gardens.
* Full sun to part shade
* Well drained soil
* Zones 4-9

 

PETUNIA (Black Cat)

The black petunia was created in 2010 by horticulturists. Petunias can be planted in gardens as well as containers. They are good for ground cover in gardens.
* Full sun
* Well drained soil
* Zones 2-11

 

BLACK BACCARA ROSE

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This rose is one of the most loved black roses on the market. Not only does it look pretty, but it also has a nice fragrance which makes it popular for use in bouquets. The rose will appear darker in cooler temperatures. Black roses in containers can be grown year* round.
* Full sun
* Well drained soil
*Zones 9-11

 

BLACK HOLLYHOCK


These are typically biennial plants though they can be short lived herbaceous perennials. They can grow to 6 feet and look wonderful planted in the back of gardens. They are also often planted along fences and they attract butterflies and bees.
* Full sun
* Well drained soil
* Zones 4-10



 

Sources:
https://www.brecks.com/
https://www.thespruce.com/gardening-4127766
https://www.bhg.com/bin/plants

 

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