There are a wide variety of black flowers and plants on the market today, but finding the right ones for your home garden can often seem overwhelming.
In addition to the sheer number of choices, the sheer variety of black flowers and plants can also be overwhelming. For instance, you can choose between black flowers only on the edges or flowers that are solid black.
In this post, we have covered the worldwide 37 prettiest flower plants that you can choose to grow in your garden.
Let’s get started
1. Hybrid Tea Black Rose (Black Baccara)
The name “Hybrid Tea” is derived from the fact that horticulturists developed this beautiful rose to resemble a formal tea rose with bright green leaf color. Thus, the Hybrid Tea rose is a cross between two different tea roses—a Damask tea rose, and a China rose.
The flower blooms with 45 petals of dark red velvet flower with a growing height of 3–6 feet tall and 2–3 feet wide. It grows best in full sunlight and well-drained soil.
2. Black Dahlia
Dahlias are an exciting flower to grow because they're often more colorful, longer-lasting, and have more variety than other blooms in your garden. There are 14 different types of dahlia species you can grow.
The black dahlia can grow up to 10 inches wide with beautifully twisted petals. Dahlia is also used for medicinal purposes. For example, Aztec Dahlia is used to treating epilepsy.
3. Mourning Widow (Geranium Phaeum)
It’s a perennial flowering plant, a variety of Geranium native to Europe but now grown in most of the world. Black Geranium is also sometimes referred to as the “Black Crane,” the “Black Woundwort,” and the “Black Cabbage Tree.” All of these names come from the black color of its petals.
It's a hardy dark plant whose flower can thrive in various conditions and can even be grown from seeds. There are numerous cultivars with different flower colors, sizes, and growth habits.
It's popular for its ability to grow quickly and thus is frequently used as a cover crop in fields and between trees in orchards.
4. Black Barlow (Columbine)
Black Barlow is an ornamental flower that can be a great addition to your garden. It's a plant that is related to the Columbine flower. These are the most common decorative flowers that produce up to 8–10 stems each year and are preferred among flower breeders.
It's a perennial plant that grows in meadows and a great plant to have if you want to attract butterflies to your garden. It can grow to be about 1–8 feet high and grows best in full sunlight to partial shade areas with well-drained but moist soil.
5. Black Pansy
While most pansies are dark purple or red, the dark shade Black Pansy is a more striking plant that boasts dark blue leaves instead. These biennial common garden flowers plant attracts attention wherever it goes. Its dark color foliage with black and yellow flowers is sure to make any garden or bouquet pop.
You should plant Multi-colored pansy in the spring, and they will keep on blooming throughout the summer or until frost. Flower colors include the classic pinks and purples (and the occasional yellow or white flowers) associated with the pansy.
6. Purple Dynamite (Fritillaria persica)
The Purple Dynamite is a plant that is native to the western parts of Asia and Northern Africa. It has a long history of being used in traditional medicine to cure various ailments, including headaches, anxiety, and depression. It thrives when planted in rich, well-drained soil and full sun.
Purple Dynamite grows to a height of 60–70 cm with a deep shade of brown flowers and green foliage. The stem is stout and erect. The leaves are lanceolate, medium green with a serrated margin, and grow in a basal rosette. The stem is also covered in fine, downy hairs.
7. Black Hyacinth (Hyacinthus)
Black Hyacinth is a perennial flower blooming in the spring and used in ornamental gardens and indoor plantings. Black hyacinths are a more recent release. Although they're not as widely available as blue hyacinths, they're gaining popularity.
Black hyacinths look like regular hyacinths, except that their flowers are entirely black and give off an unusual sweet scent. The flowers last longer than regular hyacinths, but you should keep the plants out of direct sunlight. It grows up to 10 inches tall with highly fragrant flowers.
8. Aeonium Arboreum
An Aeonium succulent is an unusual succulent plant known for its beauty and hardiness. They're available in various colors with dark foliage and chocolate cosmos flower and are great for indoor or outdoor gardens. Aeonium Arboreum is a hybrid that comes with striking black foliage.
You can plant it in a container or indoor and need usual care, like any other succulent plant. The ground should be well drained and loose to allow the air to pass through the roots.
9. Chocolate Soldier (Aquilegia viridiflora)
Aquilegia viridiflora is a perennial flower that is native to northern China to southern Siberia. It got its name from the Latin word for eagle due to the unique shape of a flower. It's also known as the Eastern red columbine, viridiflora, green-flowered columbine, and green-flowered granny’s bonnet.
This herbaceous flower blooms early in the spring and has a short bloom period. The green columbine is known for its large, bright flowers, which are about 5 inches long and have a white center with green petals. The leaves of green columbine are also green with white veining.
10. Beaujolais Bonnets (Scabiosa atropurpurea)
Beaujolais Bonnets is a widely appreciated flowering plant. This is an annual plant and is native to southern Europe but has since migrated to North America. It's commonly used in landscaping, especially for areas with dry soil. Like many other members of the Caprifoliaceae family, it releases a distinct smell when crushed.
The plants bloom in the late spring to early fall, producing delicate flowers with many flowers ranging in color from dark red to pink or purple. They're relatively easy to grow, so they're an excellent option for people who have never had luck keeping other houseplants alive.
11. Petunia (Black Cat)
Petunia flowers are traditional favorites for spring and summer gardens. Petunia plants produce trumpet-shaped flowers in a wide range of colors, from pure white and blue to lavender, pink and red.
Petunias attract butterflies and hummingbirds, but they also attract bugs such as whiteflies, aphids, and spider mites. Petunias' scent makes them a great addition to gardens, but some varieties also act as natural pesticides.
These are annual plants that grow 8–12 inches tall and form a bush when growing. It needs full sunlight and well-drained but moist soil to grow. Petunias come in almost every color imaginable.
12. Black Beauty Gladiolus
Black beauty gladiolus is one of the most popular out there, primarily because of its unique color. With a name that implies they're similar to the classic white gladiolus, you would be forgiven for expecting them to look like their pure white cousins.
Instead, they have a dark black or mid-shade blue color that can look like a dark purple. These are easy to grow and can reach up to 50–60 inches tall in full sunlight. It blooms from midsummer till frost that you can pair with other varieties of flowers.
13. Butterfly Bush (Buddleja davidii)
Butterfly bush is a perennial flowering shrub native to the China and Japan regions, reaching an overall height of 16 ft. The leaves are large and simple, with a toothed margin. The flowers are a dark blue to purple-pink color and are attractive to butterflies.
This is a cold-hardy plant suitable to be grown in most of the United States. It’s a touch-growing plant that needs little care. You can grow it in well-drained soil with a pH of 5.5 to 7. These are suitable to grow around flower bed borders or grow in a container garden.
14. Silver-Laced Primrose (Oenothera biennis)
The Silver Laced Primrose is an easy-to-grow plant that is related to the Evening Primrose. It’s an easy-to-care plant for small gardens and indoor. Many people love it because of its beautiful and lovely appearance.
However, it requires careful handling when picking it up and moving it around. The leaves of Primula Victoriana primrose are susceptible to touch, and harsh handling will damage them. The flower has deep dark brown petals with yellow in the middle combined with white-silver edges.
It grows best in partial shade in sandy or clay soil. In addition, the flowers are a magnet for bees and butterflies, further making it an excellent plant for any garden.
15. Black Bat Orchid (Tacca chantrieri)
The black bat orchid is a beautiful ornamental plant with large, dark green leaves and masses of lovely flowers that resemble an orchid. This exotic flower is easy to grow indoors and can be a stunning focal point in a houseplant collection.
Naturally, it’s a tropical plant native to Asia. It needs warm and humid conditions with partially shaded sunlight to grow healthy. You can plant it outdoor or in an indoor container. Keep the loamy, well-drained soil to allow it to expand fully.
16. Viola (Molly Sanderson)
Viola is a very hardy and easy-to-growth plant with large, fresh, and beautiful, pale purple to black flowers.
Viola “Molly Sanderson” is a hybrid variety of the common violet (Viola odorata) and is an excellent choice for the garden and cut flowers.
With many varieties and colors to choose from, planting viola is a fun way to start or expand your garden. It will grow in various places, from the front yard to the backyard, including indoors.
It's a popular choice for gardeners and landscapers who want a vibrant dark violet color in their landscapes.
17. Delphinium Black Knight
Delphinium Black Knight is a durable variety of delphinium that grows well in various climates, from USDA zones 3 through 8.
The plant's unique cone-shaped blooms have a dark blue flower with a white in the middle. When planted outdoor, the flower's scent attracts the butterfly, so it will continue to pay a visit over and over again.
If you’re planting it indoors, keep it away from pets as it could make them sick when chewed on the plant.
18. Cranesbill Geranium (Geranium macrorrhizum)
Cranesbill geraniums are a commonly used ornamental plant for borders and window boxes. It’s a herbaceous perennial that is grown for its attractive flowers, which bloom in early spring.
They have a tropical look, with long, elegant foliage and large tropical flowers. They multiply in most climates and resistant to insects and disease.
19. Black Magic Hollyhock
Black hollyhock is an old-fashioned flower making a comeback in modern gardens, thanks to its ability to tolerate a wide variety of weather conditions.
These plants are often grown in containers and equally at home in a traditional flower bed or on a front porch.It's also known as Alcea rosea, which is the ancient name for the plant.
These plants are straightforward to grow, but they can be affected by several diseases and pests. So if your hollyhock has an issue, it's likely to be due to one or more common diseases and pests.
There are some things you can do to prevent problems from happening. The best defense is to avoid overwatering the plant and to provide the proper sunlight and temperature.
20. Black Iris (Iris chrysographes)
Black Iris is a species of Iris, a genus of flowering plants in the family Iridaceae. It's native to China and a member of the subgenus Scorpiris.
It grows in marshy areas, along the banks of streams, or on the shore of lakes. It’s a perennial flower that you can plant along the raised garden beds, borders, and ornamental gardens.
Its flower blooms in the shades of orange, red, or brown. You can use it in fresh bouquets as the cut flower lasts long. You can grow it in USDA zones 3–9 in the full sun to partial shade area with well-drained soil.
21. Moulin Rouge Sunflower
The Moulin Rouge Sunflower is a beautiful flower that can be grown for its vibrant color and tall, striking appearance. This variety is best grown in gardens with access to full sunlight and well-drained soil.
It's not hard to see why so many people are drawn to growing Moulin Rouge. The flowers are bold, colorful, and large, making them a perfect addition to your garden.
While the flowers are pretty, the seeds are a great food source for birds, so growing sunflowers can offer many benefits.
22. Black Anthurium Nero
Black Anthurium Nero is a flower that comes from Central America and is popular among gardeners because of its color and ability to grow in various environments.
It's a flower that has a unique design that you can appreciate from any angle. The flower is large, so it's best for use as a focal point in a garden. To grow your own Black Anthurium Nero, you need to provide it with moist soil that is high in nitrogen.
23. Echeveria “Black Prince”
Echeveria is a beautiful flowering succulent that can add a lot of texture and color to your garden and indoor potted plants. They're sometimes called “Hens and Chicks” because of the way they multiply.
Depending on the variety, the leaves can be black, blue, pink, white, or green. They range in size from about 3 inches in diameter (for small varieties) to 8 inches in diameter (for the larger types).
They grow best in full sun to partial shade but aren't cold hardy. Bring it indoors if the temperature drops below 20°F (-6.7°C).
24. Rose Black Magic
The Black Magic Rose is a rare hybrid rose bred by the famous rose expert David Austin. The rose blooms have dark red petals with a yellowish center with a green cupped center surround.
Like most other roses, it blooms large flowers 4–5-inch size. Roses are susceptible to diseases, so make sure that you don't overwater. Overwatering promotes the growth of fungi and diseases.
The dark red flowers are strikingly attractive and last a long time. The rose is a cross between a Damask and a Teas rose.
25. Arum Palaestinum
The Arum Palaestinum is a striking plant that looks like a deep purple shaft of light. Growing in an upright position, the plant can reach a height of up to 3 feet, and its spade-shaped leaves have a deep shade of green.
Arum Palaestinum is a type of flowering plant that has been used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years. Native to the Holy Land, the plant was cultivated by the ancient Hebrews and the Arabs, who discovered its healing properties.
Since then, it has gained popularity in many parts of the world as an herbal remedy for various ailments.
26. Odessa Calla Lily (Zantedeschia)
Many people think that the Odessa Calla Lily is a kind of Calla Lily or can be found in the same family. In reality, though, Odessa Callas is a hybridized version.
Odessa Calla Lilies are very easy to grow. By growing this perennial, you will have an almost-black velvet purple flower to enjoy. The flowers are almost black with a strong scent.
It's a perfect choice for indoor plant gardens, as you can plant them in pots or the ground. It's a perfect choice for indoor plant gardens, as you can plant them in pots or the ground.
27. Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria camschatcensis)
This beautiful flower isn't your typical flower. Instead, it's a hybrid plant that comes from the bulb of a type of lily. It's also known as chocolate lily from a tiger flame lily family.
The plant blooms from May to July with chocolate cosmos colored beautiful maroon bloom flowers. It can be grown outdoors or in containers. If grown indoors, it requires a cool, bright environment.
It prefers to grow in a moist, partial shade location. Therefore, you should plant the bulbs in the fall. It prefers to grow in sandy, loose soil and hardy in zones 4 to 8.
28. Black Sweet Potato Vine (Ipomoea batatas)
If you have ever visited an Asian grocery store, you may have noticed an astonishing plant called the black sweet potato vine, which has a near-black foliage appearance.
This vine is becoming increasingly popular in gardens due to its dark leaves and impressive red flowers. However, the black sweet potato vine isn't a vine at all but an herbaceous perennial.
However, it does need support to grow, so plant it in a pot with a trellis or provide it with a sturdy stake. These vines can grow quite large, and they send out tendrils that will climb over anything that gets in their way.
29. Black Bearded Iris (Iris germanica)
The name “Black Bearded Iris” refers to the fact that the flowers resemble the Iris and have black throats. It blooms deep purple velvet flowers in mid-spring, and the plant can reach up to 37 inches high.
You need to provide it with well-drained loamy soil and place it where it can get full sun to partial shade light. Iris is an excellent choice for a garden with little space and is guaranteed to draw the eye toward your flowers with their unique beauty of the floral arrangement.
Unlike many other flowers, they're perennial (which means they come back every year). You can grow them in your garden or even indoors in pots.
30. Mangave “Black Magic”
If you're looking to grow a carefree plant in the garden this summer, a Mangave might be the answer. It’s a shrub-like tropical succulent plant native to Mexico and the southwestern United States.
It can grow up to 15 feet tall, with a narrow, upright form and a spread up to 5 feet wide. It belongs to the Asparagaceae family and quite a hardy plant.
The foliage has a spiky rosette and comes in a wide range of black to dark green to smokey purple colors. You can plant them in a location where they can get full sunlight and regularly water it.
31. Western Coneflower (Rudbeckia occidentalis)
Coneflower is a large genus of flowering plants native to the north temperate zone. The plants are grown for their large, prominent cones, which are usually brightly colored and patterned. Coneflower is a common name for the entire genus.
It usually flowers from early summer to fall with dark brown central cones that are 2 inches long. It’s a magnet to bees and other pollinators in your garden due to the large nectar concentration in flowers.
It grows up to 2–5 feet tall and 1–2 feet wide in full sunlight and well-drained soil. It’s drought tolerant once fully matured and doesn’t have any serious pest or disease problem.
32. Black Charm Asiatic Lily
Gardening is a great way to de-stress, and as the weather starts to warm up, you might be looking at your lawn and thinking about ways to spruce it up.
If you're ready to bring some color to your space, and you want to see your yard in the best shape it's ever been, then you need to add some seasonal color.
Black Charm Asiatic Lilies are back with a vengeance this year, and it's not hard to see why. This is one of the most famous oriental lilies on the market today.
The flower measures about 8 inches wide and has a deep, glossy black with a yellow center. The petals are lighter in color on the edges. The flowers appear in late June or early July and last until fall frost, which is why they're sometimes called fall-flowering lilies.
33. Queen of the Night Tulip
Queen of the Night Tulip is popular among gardeners for its unique ebony black appearance. It's the largest and most spectacular of all tulip flowers.
It gets the common name from the fact that it comes out at night. This is why it's also known as the Black Tulip. They're long-lasting flowers that bloom from mid to late spring and perfect to place on a table centerpiece.
These burst into bloom around midnight in spring, but that’s not all: they also produce a fragrant, nectar-like scent that makes them popular around the world.
The tulip’s unique color combination helps it stand out in your flower gardens, and it’s not hard to see why it has such a following among gardeners.
34. “Black Cat” Petunia
Petunias are among the easiest of all annuals to grow from seed and are loved by novice and experienced gardeners alike. These velvet petunia plants are known for their showy flowers and ease of care.
After they’ve finished flowering, pruning petunias frees up the plant’s energy to focus on producing more flowers. The “Black Cat” is a hybrid black variety bred to grow well in pots and hanging baskets.
While its first cousin, the “Garden Petunia,” sends its stems and leaves up through the soil, creating a hanging plant that cascades over walls and fences.
35. Black Hellebores (Helleborus niger)
The Black Hellebores, also known as the Christmas Rose or the Christmas orchid, is a perennial that belongs to the flowering plant family with leathery leaves.
The plant is native to Ukraine and was named after the Greek word “Helleborus,” which means “poisonous food.”
The distinctive appearance of the Black Hellebore results from many layers of cell structure that reflect the light instead of absorbing it. This helps protect Hellebore species of plant from the sun's harmful rays.
36. Hemerocallis Black Magic “Daylily”
The Black Magic Daylily, in particular, has an exciting place in horticultural history. In the late 19th century, a new hybrid of the Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus species of black flower became known as the Black Magic Daylily.
The flowers of this plant were huge, with black-purple sepals and petals making it an excellent option for indoor aisle decor. It's an easy-care perennial that grows up to 3 feet in height.
Flowering usually occurs between June and July, producing flowers that range from deep red to orange to pink. The flowers are blazing red with black tips.
37. Red Rubin Basil
Red Rubin Basil is one of the most popular varieties of basil plants with an attractive appearance. The leaves of this plant are dark purple-red and have a very intense flavor. The aroma of this plant is strong and used as an ingredient in many dishes.
It's a member of the mint family often used in the Mediterranean to Asian cooking, including Italian and Thai dishes. Being rich in iron helps to boost strength and prevents blood from clotting. Red Rubin Basil also helps to increase memory power and also enhances the secretion of insulin.
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