20 Black Flowers For A Dynamic Garden


Walking down the street I wondered what a garden with black-colored flowers would look like! And guess what? I landed on some alluring flowers for a dynamic garden. 

Despite being a symbol of grief and sin, black color also signifies class, elegance, and professionalism. How ironic is that, right? 

Since no living flower is purely black, there are intense shades of burgundy, violet, and many other dark colors. These shades seem almost black to the naked eyes. Only after an up-close inspection, you’ll be able to differentiate. 

Planting black flowers in your colorful garden will incorporate a sense of balance between the shades and also let other colors outshine. So get ready to style a worthwhile garden for yourself and admire the finesse of black. 

20 Black Flowers For A Dynamic Garden

1. Onyx Odyssey Hellebore

The deep burgundy color of this flower paired up with the yellow center part gives the best visual impact. The plant is deer resistant and you can plant in well-drained, moist soil. Avoid planting it near the invasive plants and you’ll have the desired results. 

2. Black Rose     

Want to add some drama to your home garden? Plant these desirable black roses which symbolize mystery and thrill. It requires a minimum of 5 hours of sunlight, loose soil, and a lot of patience to yield the best product. 

3. Bat Flower

This is perhaps the most noteworthy flower in the list owing to its conspicuous appearance. It literally looks like a bat all set to take off! Bat flowers bloom best in indoor gardens and warm climates. They also require partial shade and well-drained soil. It’ll add all the charm and character to your green space. 

4. Midnight Poppy    

The monochromatic hue of burgundy leaves looks stunning planted in an all-colorful garden. Towards the center, you’ll find a yellow-colored artistic structure that acts as a cherry on top of the cake here. You can grow it in loose and sandy soil and can survive in both sun and partial shade. 

5. Before The Storm Iris 

If you live in a warm region with drought-like conditions, this Iris is the perfect option for you. It’s easy to grow and bloom from late spring to early summer. Its fragrance attracts a variety of pollinators and spreads some charm to your place. 

6. Nigra Hollyhock  

The ravishing hue of deep maroon color is its greatest characteristic. The flower is known to attract pollinators big time. You can pair it up with any red or yellow colored flower to make your garden visually appealing. 

7. Chocolate Cosmos     

When I was younger, I used to think that Chocolate cosmos yields chocolates, growing up I realized it doesn’t. Nevertheless, the dark metallic hue of the flower always seems to look provocative to me and I’m going to plant it in my garden soon. 

8. Arabian Night Dahlia

The slightly incurved petals of Arabian Night Dahlia are of deep red color which almost looks like black. The plant works well in only warm weather, yet they need afternoon shade. They also have little green-colored bracts in the center to complete the look. 

9. Dark Sunflower    

There’s a brilliant cultivar of the sunflower which gives rise to these dark sunflowers. Turned out to be a bliss for our garden. Similar to the usual sunflower, they also have an attractive center part. Undoubtedly, it’s going to be a great addition to your black collection. 

10. Queen Of The Night Tulip  

The Queen of the night tulip can be the kingpin of your dynamic garden. The dark color of the flowers is due to the deep violet or maroon color. If you plant this flower among some light-colored flowers, you’ll get the luscious results. 

11. Chocolate Lily

Lily is a dynamic flower and is easily available in a variety of colors. One of the most attractive varieties is Chocolate Lily, a touch of yellow at the center is enough to grab the attention of onlookers.

12. Black Beauty Gladiolus    

If you’re a velvet lover, this plant can quench your longing for owning a velvet-themed garden. The plant grows vertically and has a deep-red and velvety touch. You can witness their best appearance under the sun when they give a scintillating look. 

13. Black Velvet Petunia    

Enough of the usual Petunia, switch to these Black Velvet Petunia for a dramatic garden experience. This flower is a genius hybrid that you can plant in your garden, remember not to suffocate it with the invasive plants ( they might hinder its growth ). This flower grows longer than the other plants. 

14. Columbine ( Black Barlow )    

This divine and the deep purple-colored flower look quite close to our very astonishing color black. Surround it with red, pink, and blue colored flowers to complement the glamorous look. Can’t wait to plant it in my home garden! 

15. Black Widow Cranesbill Geranium

The name of this flower might not be very joyous but the flower looks cheerful like a butterfly. The heavy green foliage accentuates the dark color of the flowers in the foreground. You can plant them in containers or directly into the soil as well.

16. Black Charm Asiatic Lily  

Plant this dark metallic hue of burgundy flower around your white flowers or white wall to get the best visual experience. They grow best in a slightly acidic, well-drained soil in a partially sunny location. 

17. Arum Palaestinum

The unique design of Arum Palaestinum makes it easily recognizable and desirable. It has a single, unlike other flowers, intense colored petals coming out of its bud and is a flowering perennial. 

18. Weigela Florida

If you wish to plant a voluminous dark flower, Weigela Florida is the right choice for you. It’s a dense shrub that can cover almost every bit of your garden ( in case you don’t maintain it ). The plant stays happy under the full sun in moist and well-drained soil. 

19. Black Beauty Pansy    

Every once in a while you come across something that you can’t get enough of, black beauty pansy is that flower for me. When I saw it for the first time, it left me stunned with its sheer beauty and cuteness ( weird, right? ). These tiny and adorable flowers are a must-have for your dynamic garden. 

20. Lionheart Tango Lily

Add this fancy and dramatic flower to your garden to dazzle it up and it won’t disappoint you. You can identify this plant by just a glimpse of it as it,s really unique and eye-catchy.

So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead, plan your next trip to the nursery and bring this gothic-themed garden to life!