Black flowers are rare to find and produce because most flowers are in the shade of the rainbow colors. What people see as black flowers are not actually black flowers but are in the shade of violet. Because dark colored flowers are very rare, people mostly grab the opportunity especially the professional florist to buy those dark colored flowers to add a little bit of a twist and mystery to their flower arrangement.
If you are looking for something to add to your flowers, here are some of the unique black flowers and plants that you can check out.
- Queen of the Night Tulip
This type of Tulip is unique and unusual looking at the same time. If you are looking for this type, they usually bloom in spring and can grow as high as 25 inches. If you want to add this on your birthday flowers or even your simple flower arrangement, it is suggested that you mix this with pink tulips and yellow pansies. Don’t mix it together with dark-colored flowers because it might not stand out. Plus, tulips in general, are low to maintain. So, you don’t need to check on them from time to time, that is why this flower is a great choice for people who are just starting in gardening. If you want to avail some of the colorful types of Tulip, you may avail one at the reputable florist in your city.
This perennial plant is also commonly known as Christmas rose. The most color of this pant is in the shade of pink and white that is why the black color of this is rare to find. This blooms during early spring and can withstand the heat of the sun so you don’t need to move them anywhere when it’s too hot. However, its soil needs to be well-drained for them to survive and grow. And one flowering tip is that when you plant them, make sure it’s not too deep or else they will not grow. Just make sure that its crown is just covered by the soil.
- Black Pansy
Pansies in general, have different varieties of colors and the most popular color is red. But the dark shade of this exists too although rarely. This can add spice to your flower arrangement. In cultivating this flower, they thrive best in cooler conditions, especially during spring and fall. Make sure that the soil is rich in nutrients and well-drained. It can grow in full sun or partial shade. It is also a perennial plant and they hibernate during winter. But make sure to water them regularly because when this flower is dehydrated, it might cause their premature death.
- Black Mondo Grass
This is also known as the monkey grass. This perennial plant is a member of the Lily family. It doesn’t have stem. This plant is used most often as a cover for partly shady areas. You can see this is rock gardens. Plus, this plant can withstand any sun condition. Its soil needs to be moist, so you must water them regularly.
- Chocolate Cosmos
This plant literally has the scent of chocolate. Its shade is dark red-brown but almost black. It is a native to Mexico and can grow in containers too. Its scientific name is Cosmos astrosanguineus.
- Black Velvet Petunia
Petunias, in general, are a common flower sprouting all over the world. However, in 2010m Ball Colegrove developed a flower by mixing pollens and thus the birth of Black Petunia. No wonder this flower is popular among gardeners and florists who are into gothic because of its dark color.
- Black Hollyhock
The color of this flower is nearly black although still with a hint of purple and red. Its unique color makes them stand out especially if you place them in your garden or even containers. This plant can also survive stormy weathers plus, its low maintenance so this is a great choice for gardeners who are still new on the hobby.
- Black Coral elephant ear
This plant is also known as colocasia. Its name speaks for itself because it really looks like an elephant’s ear. This plant is also easy to take care and is mostly found in tropical countries. It can grow as high as 6 feet. However, due to its large size of leaves, strong winds can tear it. So, make sure to put them in a place where they are protected from strong winds as well as from animals like rabbits.
- Black Prince Coleus
This plant is a lovely perennial shrub but it is often an annual type of plant. Its color gives you a purple-black leaves with a small hint of red. It is adaptable as a houseplant.
- Black Dahlia
Dahlia’s, in general, are colorful flowers with spiky petals. The flavonoid is the pigment of this plant that causes the blackness of this flower and it has a higher number of anthocyanins as compared to other colors of dahlias. Although at first glance this flower looks like black, in fact it has a red shade. In taking care of this flower, you need to put them in a moist and well-drained soil. During summer, make sure you water them and keep them hydrated but don’t put too much water on it. One of the things that struggle Dahlias the most is if you put them in cold soil.