Black Flowers (Plants that are almost black)

Black flowers are a great way to add dramatic intensity to any landscape. They can complement any color scheme and add a touch of elegance to any garden.

However, truly black blooms are rare, and most flowers marketed as black are actually very deep purple flowers in shades of red, blue, or purple.

While the deepest black flowers may be the goal, those with hints of maroon or edges of purple can add a sense of dimension to garden designs. The beauty of black flowers lies in their unique appearance and the way they stand out against other plants.

They add a new meaning to the phrase ‘black goes with anything’ and are a great choice for gardeners who want to create a bold and striking garden design.

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Bearded Iris "Blackwater"

This iris variety is known for its deep, rich color and striking appearance. The petals of the “Blackwater” iris are a deep, velvety black that is almost iridescent in the sunlight.

The bearded center of the flower is a bright yellow, which provides a beautiful contrast against the dark petals. The leaves of this iris variety are long and slender, with a sword-like shape that adds to the dramatic effect of the flower.

The “Blackwater” iris blooms in mid to late spring, typically in May or June depending on the region. This iris is a midseason bloomer, which means it will flower after the early bloomers but before the late bloomers.

The “Blackwater” iris is hardy in USDA zones 3-9, which means it can survive in a wide range of climates. This iris variety is a great choice for gardeners who want to add a touch of drama and elegance to their garden. 

With its striking appearance and midseason blooming period, the “Blackwater” iris is sure to be a favorite among gardeners and flower enthusiasts alike.

hardy in zones 3-9

Before the Storm Iris

This iris variety is known for its unique and striking appearance, with petals that resemble a stormy sky before a thunderstorm.

The petals of the Before the Storm Iris are a deep, rich purple with a white and yellow center that resembles a bolt of lightning. The leaves of this iris variety are long and slender, with a sword-like shape that adds to the dramatic effect of the flower.

The Before the Storm Iris blooms in mid to late spring, typically in May or June depending on the region. This iris is a midseason bloomer, which means it will flower after the early bloomers but before the late bloomers. The Before the Storm Iris is hardy in USDA zones 3-9, which means it can survive in a wide range of climates.

Before the Storm Bearded Iris

Black Bachelor’s Button

This flower variety is known for its deep, velvety black petals that resemble a button. The petals of the Black Bachelor’s Button are small and tightly packed, giving the flower a unique and interesting texture. 

The leaves of this flower variety are long and slender, with a jagged edge that adds to the dramatic effect of the flower.

The Black Bachelor’s Button blooms in mid to late summer, typically in July or August depending on the region. This flower is a late bloomer, which means it will flower after many other summer flowers have already bloomed.

The Black Bachelor’s Button is hardy in USDA zones 3-9, which means it can survive in a wide range of climates. This flower variety is a great choice for gardeners who want to add a touch of drama and elegance to their garden.

With its unique appearance and late blooming period, the Black Bachelor’s Button is sure to be a favorite among gardeners and flower enthusiasts alike.

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Black Bat Flower

This flower variety is known for its large, dark purple to black petals that resemble a bat’s wings. The petals of the Black Bat Flower are long and narrow, with a velvety texture that adds to the dramatic effect of the flower.

The leaves of this flower variety are large and heart-shaped, with a glossy green color that provides a beautiful contrast against the dark petals.

The Black Bat Flower blooms in mid to late summer, typically in July or August depending on the region. This flower is a late bloomer, which means it will flower after many other summer flowers have already bloomed.

The Black Bat Flower is hardy in USDA zones 9B-11, which means it can survive in warm and tropical climates. This flower variety is a great choice for gardeners who want to add a touch of exotic beauty to their garden. 

With its unique appearance and late blooming period, the Black Bat Flower is sure to be a favorite among gardeners and flower enthusiasts alike.

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Black Beauty Elderberry

This shrub variety is known for its deep, rich purple-black foliage that provides a beautiful contrast against its pinkish-white flowers. The leaves of the Black Beauty Elderberry are large and oval-shaped, with a glossy texture that adds to the dramatic effect of the shrub.

The Black Beauty Elderberry blooms in mid to late spring, typically in May or June depending on the region. This shrub is a midseason bloomer, which means it will flower after the early bloomers but before the late bloomers.

The Black Beauty Elderberry is hardy in USDA zones 4-7, which means it can survive in cooler climates. This shrub variety is a great choice for gardeners who want to add a touch of drama and elegance to their garden.

Black Beauty Elderberry

Black Coral Bell

This plant variety is known for its deep, rich purple-black foliage that provides a beautiful contrast against its delicate pink or white flowers. The leaves of the Black Coral Bell are small and bell-shaped, with a glossy texture that adds to the dramatic effect of the plant.

The Black Coral Bell blooms in mid to late spring, typically in May or June depending on the region. This plant is a midseason bloomer, which means it will flower after the early bloomers but before the late bloomers.

The Black Coral Bell is hardy in USDA zones 4-9, which means it can survive in a wide range of climates. With its unique appearance and midseason blooming period, the Black Coral Bell is sure to be a favorite among gardeners and landscaping enthusiasts alike.

Black Coral Bell

Black Cornflower

This flower variety is known for its deep, rich purple-black petals that resemble a button. The petals of the Black Cornflower are small and tightly packed, giving the flower a unique and interesting texture. The leaves of this flower variety are long and slender, with a jagged edge that adds to the dramatic effect of the flower.

The Black Cornflower blooms in mid to late summer, typically in July or August depending on the region. This flower is a late bloomer, which means it will flower after many other summer flowers have already bloomed.

The Black Cornflower is hardy in USDA zones 3-9, which means it can survive in a wide range of climates.

Black Diamond Crapemyrtle

The Black Diamond Crapemyrtle is a stunning shrub that is sure to add a touch of elegance and beauty to any garden. This shrub variety is known for its deep, rich purple-black foliage that provides a beautiful contrast against its bright pink or red flowers.

The leaves of the Black Diamond Crapemyrtle are small and oval-shaped, with a glossy texture that adds to the dramatic effect of the shrub.

The Black Diamond Crapemyrtle blooms in mid to late summer, typically in July or August depending on the region. This shrub is a late bloomer, which means it will flower after many other summer flowers have already bloomed.

The Black Diamond Crapemyrtle is hardy in USDA zones 7-10, which means it can survive in warm and temperate climates.

Black Diamond Crapemyrtle

Black Knight Peperomia

The Black Knight Peperomia is a unique and striking plant that is sure to add a touch of elegance and beauty to any indoor space. This plant variety is known for its deep, rich purple-black leaves that provide a beautiful contrast against its small white flowers.

The leaves of the Black Knight Peperomia are small and heart-shaped, with a glossy texture that adds to the dramatic effect of the plant.

The Black Knight Peperomia blooms in mid to late summer, typically in July or August depending on the region. This plant is a late bloomer, which means it will flower after many other summer flowers have already bloomed.

The Black Knight Peperomia is a tropical plant that is best grown indoors, and it can grow all year round in USDA zones 10 through 12.

Black Knight Scabiosa

The Black Knight Scabiosa is a stunning flower that adds elegance and beauty to any garden. Its deep, rich purple-black petals resemble a pincushion, with small, tightly packed petals that create a unique and interesting texture. 

The long, slender leaves of this flower have a jagged edge that adds to the dramatic effect of the plant.

Blooming in mid to late summer, typically in July or August depending on the region, the Black Knight Scabiosa is a late bloomer that flowers after many other summer plants have already bloomed. It is hardy in USDA zones 5-9, making it adaptable to a wide range of climates.

Black Knight Scabiosa

Black Magic Mangave

This succulent plant is known for its deep, rich purple-black leaves that have a glossy texture and provide a beautiful contrast against its greenish-blue center. The leaves of the Black Magic Mangave are long and pointed, with a unique shape that adds to the dramatic effect of the plant.

The Black Magic Mangave is a low-maintenance plant that is easy to care for and can be grown both indoors and outdoors. It is a slow-growing plant that does not require frequent watering or fertilization. 

This plant is hardy in USDA zones 9-11, which means it can survive in warm and tropical climates. The Black Magic Mangave is a great choice for gardeners who want to add a touch of drama and elegance to their garden or indoor space. 

With its unique appearance and low-maintenance care, the Black Magic Mangave is sure to be a favorite among plant enthusiasts.

Black Magic Mangave

Black Mondo Grass

This grass variety is known for its deep, rich purple-black leaves that provide a beautiful contrast against its small pink or white flowers. The leaves of the Black Mondo Grass are long and slender, with a blade-like shape that adds to the dramatic effect of the grass.

The Black Mondo Grass blooms in mid to late summer, typically in July or August depending on the region. This grass is a late bloomer, which means it will flower after many other summer plants have already bloomed.

The Black Mondo Grass is hardy in USDA zones 5-10, which means it can survive in a wide range of climates. This grass variety is a great choice for gardeners who want to add a touch of drama and elegance to their garden.

Black Mondo Grass

Black Orchid

The Black Orchid is a rare and exotic flower that is known for its deep, rich purple-black petals that provide a beautiful contrast against its green leaves. The petals of the Black Orchid are large and wavy, with a velvety texture that adds to the dramatic effect of the flower.

The leaves of this flower variety are long and slender, with a glossy texture that provides a beautiful backdrop for the striking petals.

The Black Orchid blooms in mid to late winter, typically in December or January depending on the region. This flower is a late bloomer, which means it will flower after many other winter flowers have already bloomed.

The Black Orchid is hardy in USDA zones 9-11, which means it can survive in warm and tropical climates. This flower variety is a great choice for gardeners who want to add a touch of exotic beauty to their garden.

Black Orchid

Black Pearl Pepper

The Black Pearl Pepper is a unique and striking plant that is sure to add a touch of drama and spice to any garden.

This plant variety is known for its deep, rich purple-black leaves that provide a beautiful contrast against its small white flowers. The leaves of the Black Pearl Pepper are oval-shaped and have a glossy texture that adds to the dramatic effect of the plant.

The Black Pearl Pepper blooms in mid to late summer, typically in July or August depending on the region. This plant is a late bloomer, which means it will flower after many other summer plants have already bloomed. 

The Black Pearl Pepper is hardy in USDA zones 9-11, which means it can survive in warm and tropical climates.

Black Pearl Pepper

Black Prince Coleus

This plant is known for its deep, rich purple-black leaves that provide a beautiful contrast against its bright pink or red flowers. The leaves of the Black Prince Coleus are large and heart-shaped, with a velvety texture that adds to the dramatic effect of the plant.

The Black Prince Coleus blooms in mid to late summer, typically in July or August depending on the region. This plant is a late bloomer, which means it will flower after many other summer plants have already bloomed. 

The Black Prince Coleus is hardy in USDA zones 10-11, which means it can survive in warm and tropical climates.

Solenostemon 'Black Prince'

Black Prince Echeveria

This plant variety has deep, rich purple-black leaves that provide a beautiful contrast against its bright red flowers. The leaves of the Black Prince Echeveria are plump and rounded, with a unique shape that adds to the dramatic effect of the plant.

The Black Prince Echeveria blooms in mid to late summer, typically in July or August depending on the region. This plant is a late bloomer, which means it will flower after many other summer plants have already bloomed.

The Black Prince Echeveria is hardy in USDA zones 9-11, which means it can survive in warm and tropical climates.

Black Prince Echeveria

Black Rex Begonia

This plant is known for its deep, rich purple-black leaves that have a velvety texture and provide a beautiful contrast against its small pink or white flowers. The leaves of the Black Rex Begonia are large and asymmetrical, with a unique shape that adds to the dramatic effect of the plant.

The Black Rex Begonia blooms in mid to late summer, typically in July or August depending on the region. This plant is a late bloomer, which means it will flower after many other summer plants have already bloomed.

The Black Rex Begonia is hardy in USDA zones 10-11, which means it can survive in warm and tropical climates.

Black Rex Begonia

Black Scallop

The Black Scallop is a plant variety that features deep, rich purple-black leaves that create a beautiful contrast against its small white or pink flowers. The leaves of the Black Scallop are scalloped in shape and have a glossy texture that enhances the plant’s dramatic effect.

The Black Scallop blooms in mid to late summer, usually in July or August, depending on the region. As a late bloomer, it flowers after many other summer plants have already bloomed. The Black Scallop is adaptable to a wide range of climates and is hardy in USDA zones 4-9.

This plant variety is a great choice for gardeners who want to add a touch of elegance and drama to their garden. With its unique appearance and late blooming period, the Black Scallop is sure to be a favorite among gardeners and landscaping enthusiasts.

Black Scallop

Black Sweet Pea

The Black Sweet Pea is a rare and exotic flower that is known for its deep, rich purple-black petals that provide a beautiful contrast against its green leaves. 

The petals of the Black Sweet Pea are large and ruffled, with a velvety texture that adds to the dramatic effect of the flower. The leaves of this flower variety are long and slender, with a glossy texture that provides a beautiful backdrop for the striking petals.

The Black Sweet Pea blooms in mid to late spring, typically in May or June depending on the region. This flower is a mid-season bloomer, which means it will flower after many other spring flowers have already bloomed.

The Black Sweet Pea is hardy in USDA zones 2-11, which means it can survive in a wide range of climates.

Black Sweet Pea

Blackie Sweet Potato Vine

The Blackie Sweet Potato Vine (Ipomoea batatas ‘Blackie’) is a popular plant known for its almost black, heart-shaped lobed leaves and trumpet-shaped lavender to pale-purple flowers. 

This tender tuberous perennial makes an excellent choice for container gardening or weaving among other plants in your flower beds, and borders.

Growing to a mature height of 10+ inches tall and with a spread of 60 or more inches, this vine covers a lot of ground and can add a dramatic touch to any landscape.

It thrives in USDA hardiness zones 9-11 and is known for its vigorous growth rate and trailing habit. Blackie Sweet Potato Vine is heat tolerant, making it perfect for warm climates.

Blackie Sweet Potato Vine

Calla Lilly ‘Black Star’

This stunning plant features deep, rich purple-black flowers that provide a beautiful contrast against its glossy green leaves. The flowers of the Black Star Calla Lilly are trumpet-shaped and have a velvety texture that adds to the dramatic effect of the plant. This plant blooms in mid to late summer and is hardy in USDA zones 8-11.

Calla Lilly ‘Black Star’

Chat Noir Dahlia

The Chat Noir Dahlia is a captivating black flower with deep, burgundy-black petals. Its dramatic appearance is accentuated by the velvety texture and unique shape of its petals. Interestingly, these petals resemble the tips of a cat’s claw, further emphasizing the mysterious “noir” quality of this beautiful flower.

This dahlia variety thrives during its blooming period, which typically lasts from mid-summer to early fall. Known for its resilience, the Chat Noir Dahlia is well-suited to USDA zones 7 through 10, allowing it to grow in a wide range of climate conditions.

When spotted in a garden, the Chat Noir Dahlia draws attention with its alluring presence, perfectly illuminating its surroundings with a touch of darkness and elegance. Its deep hues and intriguing shape make it a favorite among both seasoned gardeners and curious passersby alike.

Chat Noir Dahlia

Chocolate Cosmos

Chocolate Cosmos is a captivating flower with velvety dark-brown petals that create a striking contrast against its green foliage. Its unique appearance is characterized by the petals’ spidery, elongated shapes, which resemble a pinwheel when fully bloomed.

This alluring flower is known for its delightful scent, reminiscent of rich dark chocolate. Its blooming period starts in late spring and continues through summer, bringing bright colored flowers and a mesmerizing allure to gardens. 

Chocolate Cosmos thrives in USDA hardiness zones 7-10, enjoying full sun exposure and well-draining soil for optimal growth.

Chocolate Cosmos

Colocasia Black Magic

Colocasia Black Magic is a captivating plant with its dark, velvety leaves. Resembling large elephant ears, these leaves reach impressive sizes, drawing attention to their dramatic appearance. 

These moody, taro-like leaves grow in a spread-out form, creating an interesting contrast with other plant textures.

This striking plant blooms from late spring to early fall, adding an air of mystery to any garden. Thriving in USDA zones 8-11, Colocasia Black Magic can be easily grown in various climates. Gardeners seeking uniqueness will appreciate this friendly yet elusive black beauty.

Colocasia Black Magic

Columbine ‘Black Barlow’

Columbine ‘Black Barlow’ is an intriguing dark-flowered plant with unique characteristics. 

The fascinating shape of its petals, resembling tiny pompoms or a cluster of dark grapes, sets it apart from others. Its elegant, deeply-cut, fern-like foliage adds an additional level of charm to this captivating plant.

The bloom period for this flower typically extends from late spring to early summer. Garden enthusiasts can make use of this time frame to create an alluring display in their garden beds. 

Columbine ‘Black Barlow’ flourishes in USDA zones 3-8, showcasing its adaptability to various climatic conditions.

Columbine ‘Black Barlow’

Cranesbill Geranium ‘Black Widow’

The Cranesbill Geranium ‘Black Widow’ is a captivating perennial with a distinct appearance. It features dark, maroon-black flowers that resemble small spiders resting on its foliage. 

This alluring flower captures the attention of onlookers with its intricately veined petals.

The unique coloration is complemented by the deeply lobed and serrated leaves, adding texture and interest. The ‘Black Widow’ typically blooms from late spring to early summer, providing a delightful contrast in your garden.

Ideal for USDA zones 4-8, this geranium thrives in a sunlit area with well-draining soil, making it a versatile and fascinating addition to any collection.

Cranesbill Geranium ‘Black Widow’

Dahlia ‘Karma Choc’

Dahlia ‘Karma Choc’ is a stunning flower with rich, dark burgundy petals. The petals have a unique, curved shape resembling a star when fully open. Its intriguing appearance adds a touch of sophistication to any garden arrangement.

This captivating flower blooms from midsummer to autumn, providing a lengthy display of beauty. It thrives in USDA zones 7 to 10, making it a fairly versatile addition to various climate zones across the United States.

In a friendly tone, we hope that readers consider the captivating allure of the Dahlia ‘Karma Choc’ as an excellent choice when seeking to add black flowers to their garden collection.

Dahlia ‘Karma Choc’

Dark Dimension Hyacinth

The Dark Dimension Hyacinth is a captivating black flower with mysterious charm. Its petals take on a unique, almost mystical shape, resembling dark, velvet waves. 

During its blooming period in mid-spring, the flower adds a touch of mystique to any garden.

This intriguing hyacinth thrives in USDA zones 4 to 8, making it suitable for a wide range of climates. Its deep, inky hue and mesmerizing appearance truly set it apart from other common flowers, and those who appreciate the beauty of darker blooms will be captivated by the Dark Dimension Hyacinth.

Dark Dimension Hyacinth

Diabolo Ninebark

Diabolo Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Diabolo’) is a stunning shrub with deep purple-black foliage. The leaves are palmately lobed and resemble maple leaves in shape, giving this plant an attractive, textured appearance. 

In contrast to the dark foliage, clusters of tiny pinkish-white flowers bloom from late spring to early summer.

Able to grow in USDA zones 3 to 7, this hardy plant can adapt to various soil types and requires little maintenance. The eye-catching combination of its dramatic leaf color and delicate blossoms makes Diabolo Ninebark a striking addition to any garden.

Diabolo Ninebark

Enchanted Sunrise Begonia

Enchanted Sunrise Begonia is a captivating black flower that demands attention. The leaves have a unique shape, with serrated edges that add an intriguing touch. 

The velvety black petals, reminiscent of a starry night, create a mesmerizing contrast with the vivid yellow center.

This begonia flourishes during late spring to early fall, offering an extended blooming period. Gardeners will find success in USDA zones 3-9, making it a versatile choice for various climates. 

With a friendly demeanor, Enchanted Sunrise Begonia is the perfect addition to any garden, evoking a sense of enchantment and wonder.

Geo Plant

Geo Plant is a unique black flower with diamond-shaped leaves that resemble intricate geometrical patterns. The petals form a captivating spiral design, adding to its overall appeal. 

It grows mainly during the spring months, boasting a stunning dark color that stands out in any garden.

This intriguing flower can thrive in USDA hardiness zones 3 through 9, making it versatile and ideal for various climates. Gardeners love Geo Plant because its perfect symmetry and striking appearance adds beauty and dimension to any flower bed. 

The combination of its distinctive shape and dark hue makes this black flower an exquisite choice for those who appreciate uncommon and fascinating flora.

Green Wizard Coneflower

Green Wizard Coneflower, also known as Rudbeckia occidentalis, is a unique and intriguing black flower. Its appearance is striking, with slender green leaves surrounding dark chocolate-colored, almost black centers. This captivating flower looks similar to a wizard’s hat, hence the name.

The Green Wizard Coneflower blooms from late summer until early fall, providing a lovely contrast in the garden. It thrives best in USDA zones 3-9, making it a versatile and durable addition to various landscapes.

With its eye-catching dark color, fascinating shape, and extended blooming period, the Green Wizard Coneflower is sure to bewitch admirers and enhance the overall visual appeal of any garden.

Hellebore "Midnight Ruffles"

Hellebore ‘Midnight Ruffles’ is a striking black flower that captures the attention of gardeners and flower enthusiasts alike. 

Its unusual dark color, paired with its unique ruffled petals, gives it an appearance that is both elegant and intriguing.

The plant’s leaves are leathery and deep green, providing a perfect backdrop for the black blooms. These extraordinary flowers resemble roses and have a bloom diameter of 2 to 3 inches. 

Their blooming period spans from late winter to early spring, offering a captivating sight at a time when most gardens lie dormant.

Hellebore ‘Midnight Ruffles’ can thrive in USDA zones 4 to 9, making it a versatile and hardy option for various climates. It’s the perfect addition to any garden seeking a touch of mystery and drama to your garden.

Helleborus Midnight Ruffles

Hollyhock ‘Nigra’

Hollyhock ‘Nigra’ is a captivating flower boasting deep, almost black hues. Its large, single blossoms have a distinctive rosette shape, creating a bold statement in any garden. 

The petals appear velvety, giving the flower an intriguing texture and appearance. Hollyhock ‘Nigra’ lends an air of sophistication to any landscape.

It blooms from mid-summer to early fall, offering an extended display of its dark beauty. This perennial thrives in USDA zones 3 to 8, making it a versatile choice for various climates. 

Consider incorporating Hollyhock ‘Nigra’ into your garden for a truly dramatic and enchanting presence.

Hollyhock ‘Nigra’

Iris ‘Dark Vader’

Iris ‘Dark Vader’ is a captivating black flower with a velvety texture. Its long, slender leaves and uniquely dark petals create an air of mystery and elegance. 

The striking petals resemble the mask of the famous Star Wars character, Darth Vader, resulting in its whimsical name.

This fascinating iris blooms in late spring to early summer, adding dramatic flair to any garden. It thrives in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 9, making it a versatile and adaptable choice for various climates. 

When planted, Iris ‘Dark Vader’ becomes an engaging conversation piece, uniting fans of both gardening and science fiction.

Iris ‘Dark Vader’

Lenten Rose ‘New York Night’

The Lenten Rose ‘New York Night’ is an alluring plant with intriguing dark, near-black flowers that capture the essence of a starry New York Night. Its leathery leaves showcase a deep green hue, forming a beautiful contrast against the dark petals. 

In shape, the petals resemble intricate stars, adding to the enchanting visuals of this unique bloom.

This stunning flower’s blooming period starts in late winter, extending till early spring. It favors USDA zones 4 to 9, adapting well to a variety of climates and flourishing in partial to full shade gardens, where the charm of its dark blooms can be fully appreciated.

Upclose, the Lenten Rose ‘New York Night’ draws one’s attention not only for its mysterious allure but also for its beautiful botanical features. With a friendly nod to gardeners seeking to add depth and drama to their gardens, this captivating flower illustrates that beauty can be found not just in bright colors, but also in the deep, rich shades of the night.

Lenten Rose ‘New York Night’

Odessa Calla Lily

The Odessa Calla Lily is a striking black flower that adds an air of mystery to any garden. Its unique trumpet-shaped petals and deep, velvety black color give it an almost otherworldly appearance. 

The leaves of the Odessa Calla Lily are arrow-shaped and dark green, with a glossy finish that complements the flowers’ intriguing beauty.

This captivating plant typically blooms from late spring to early summer, providing an enchanting contrast to the more common, brightly colored flowers in the garden. 

The Odessa Calla Lily grows best in USDA zones 8 through 10, where it thrives in well-drained soil and partial shade.

Odessa Calla Lily

Onyx Odyssey Helleborus

The Onyx Odyssey Helleborus is an intriguing plant, displaying near-black flowers that capture attention. Its petals are a dark shade of purple, appearing almost black, and boast a unique leather-like texture. 

The shape of the petals is reminiscent of a cup, enclosing the light green stamen and pistil at its center.

This captivating plant typically blooms from late winter to early spring, providing a stark contrast to its surroundings. Its hardiness makes it suitable for USDA zones 4 to 9. 

An Onyx Odyssey Helleborus adds a touch of mysterious beauty to any garden, while also revealing a friendlier side through its delicate foliage during its blooming period.

Pansy ‘Black Beauty’

The Pansy ‘Black Beauty’ is a captivating flower with unique, velvety black petals. The petals are slightly overlapping, creating a stunning star-shaped bloom. 

Its deep black hue is truly eye-catching in any garden setting. The Black Beauty pansy has a prolonged blooming period, starting from early spring extending into the fall season.

This exquisite flower is perfect for adding contrast and interest to any garden. It flourishes in USDA zones 6-9, which makes it a versatile addition to various planting areas. The Pansy ‘Black Beauty’ is a striking flower that’s sure to impress garden enthusiasts and admirers alike.

Penny Black

Penny Black is a truly captivating flower with its dark, near-black petals. The intriguing bloom resembles a velvety black heart, making it an alluring addition to any garden. 

The foliage complements the bloom with its silvery-green color, a beautiful contrast to the dark blooms.

These enchanting flowers bloom from late spring to early fall, inviting admirers to appreciate its unique charm. They thrive best in USDA zones 3-8, accommodating a wide range of climates. 

The Penny Black’s mysterious appearance creates a friendly mystique in the garden, effortlessly captivating onlookers with its distinct beauty.

Penny Black flower

Persian Lily

Persian Lily (Fritillaria persica) is a unique plant with striking, dark-colored flowers. The flowers have a bell-like shape, resembling hanging lanterns. They stand proud atop tall stalks, growing in clusters of up to 30 blooms.

The foliage of Persian Lily is equally outstanding, featuring a lanceolate shape with a blue-gray hue. It adds an air of elegance to the mysterious blooms. Persian Lily thrives during its blooming period, which occurs in mid to late spring.

This captivating plant is suited for USDA zones 5 through 9, allowing it to grow in various climates. Admiring Persian Lily in your garden adds an element of surprise and wonder to the landscape.

Persian Lily

Petunia ‘Black Velvet’

Petunia ‘Black Velvet’ is a one-of-a-kind flower, known for its dark and velvety petals. It resembles a black satin fabric that’s both luxurious and alluring. The leaves are of a convenient size and maintain an oval shape, complementing the petals perfectly.

This exotic beauty blooms during the spring and summer months. It thrives in USDA hardiness zones 9 through 11, making it an excellent choice for warmer climates. 

Adding this enchanting flower to your garden will undoubtedly elevate its elegance, showcasing the mesmerizing charm of Petunia ‘Black Velvet’.

Petunia ‘Black Velvet’

Red Rubin Basil

Red Rubin Basil is a striking plant with dark purple leaves shaped like a spoon. They are known for their vibrant, rich color and have a strong, peppery smell. The plant’s appearance resembles a miniature, exotic bush, and its flowers are a true statement in the garden.

During its blooming period, which typically lasts from June to September, tiny, magenta flower clusters elegantly adorn this basil plant. It is hardy and can be grown in USDA zones 2-11, making it a versatile and interesting addition to gardens, patios, and balconies.

Incorporating Red Rubin Basil into a garden design adds visual interest with its unique color and form. The combination of stunning leaves, attractive flowers, and enticing aroma make this black flower a captivating choice for any garden enthusiast.

Red Rubin Basil

Rose ‘Black Baccara’

The Rose ‘Black Baccara’ is a unique and gorgeous hybrid tea rose. Its deep, velvety, and smoky red-black petals are striking in appearance. 

Elegantly shaped, the petals surrounding the central eye form an exquisite spiral. It’s not truly black, but rather a deep, dark red that appears black from a distance.

Blooming continuously throughout the growing season, the Black Baccara rose displays its enchanting blooms from late spring until early fall. This rose is a hardy cultivar, thriving in USDA zones 6 through 9, making it adaptable to various climates. 

Gardeners seeking a touch of mystery and sophistication will be captivated by the Rose ‘Black Baccara.’

Rose ‘Black Baccara’

Salvia discolor

Salvia Discolor, also known as Andean Sage, is a unique and eye-catching plant. The dark, almost black flowers make it stand out in any garden. The tubular-shaped petals are arranged in whorls and contrast sharply against the plant’s green foliage.

The leaves of Salvia Discolor have a wrinkled texture and a lanceolate shape. Together with the flowers, they create an intriguing visual effect, reminiscent of a dark, mysterious forest. The plant blooms from late summer to early fall, adding a touch of drama to gardens at this time of year.

Salvia Discolor thrives in USDA zones 8-10, where it enjoys a long growing season. As a tender perennial, it can be grown in full sun or partial shade, offering versatility to gardeners seeking a unique addition to their collections.

Salvia discolor

Silver Laced Primrose

Silver Laced Primrose is a unique and mysterious black flower. Its petals are dark and velvety, resembling the wings of a midnight butterfly. The flower’s overall appearance is captivating, with intricate silver patterns adorning the edges of the petals.

These flowers bloom in early spring, adding a touch of dark elegance to gardens. They thrive in USDA zones 4-8, making them suitable for most temperate climates. 

When observing the Silver Laced Primrose, one can’t help but be enchanted by the mesmerizing fusion of darkness and delicate beauty inherent in this rare flower.

Silver Laced Primrose

Snapdragon ‘Black Prince’

Snapdragon ‘Black Prince’ is a striking black flower captivating the attention of many gardeners. Its deep burgundy, almost black petals, create an intriguing and mysterious appearance. 

Resembling the face of a dragon, this unique flower seems to smile when squeezed from the sides.

This beautiful flower’s blooming period occurs from spring through summer, providing excellent contrast and drama to any garden space. 

Snapdragon ‘Black Prince’ thrives in USDA zones 4-10, making it quite versatile and a popular choice for adding depth to garden palettes. Truly, this dark gem is a delightful addition to any garden.

Snapdragon ‘Black Prince’

Sunflower "Black Beauty"

Sunflower ‘Black Beauty’ is a unique and eye-catching variety. Its petals exhibit a deep, dark burgundy hue, almost black, giving it a mysterious and elegant appearance. 

The shape of the leaves is slightly elongated, resembling delicate feathers, adding to its captivating allure.

The blooming period for this intriguing flower is from midsummer to early fall. During this time, the plant displays its captivating petals, reaching a height of 4 to 6 feet. 

Sunflower ‘Black Beauty’ thrives in USDA zones 6 through 9, making it a versatile choice for a variety of garden locations.

Sunflower Black Beauty

Sweet William ‘Sooty’

Sweet William ‘Sooty’ is a captivating variety of flower with its dark and mysterious appearance. The petals exhibit a rich maroon color, almost appearing black in certain lighting, and boast a velvety texture. 

Resembling a delicate brushstroke of soot, each petal features serrated edges that add to their charm.

This unique bloom typically blossoms from late spring to early summer, making it an eye-catching addition to any garden during this time. Sweet William ‘Sooty’ thrives in USDA zones 3-9, ensuring versatility for various climates and landscapes.

Not only does this alluring flower possess a dramatic appearance, but it also serves as a conversation starter for those who encounter it. 

Its bewitching beauty and adaptable growing conditions make Sweet William ‘Sooty’ a must-have for plant enthusiasts and gardeners alike.

Sweetunia Black Satin

Sweetunia Black Satin is a captivating flower known for its velvety, deep purple-black petals. The petals fan out from the center, resembling a star-shaped satin fabric. 

This adds an air of mystery and elegance to any garden or arrangement.

Blooming from spring to fall, it provides continuous visual appeal throughout multiple seasons. It prefers full sun to partial shade and can thrive in USDA zones 9-11. 

With its enchanting appearance and adaptable nature, Sweetunia Black Satin offers a unique and visually striking addition to any floral display.

Tropicanna Black

Tropicanna Black is a striking plant known for its dark foliage and exotic flowers. The leaves are long, slender, and shaped like a lance, boasting deep purple to almost black hues. 

Their appearance resembles the script-style handwriting of an elegant fountain pen.

The flowers themselves are equally captivating, displaying a blend of oranges, reds, and yellows. They bloom from late spring to early fall, adding a pop of color to the garden. Tropicanna Black thrives in USDA zones 7 through 10, making it suitable for a range of climates.

In addition to elevating a garden’s aesthetic, this plant is also low-maintenance and relatively easy to care for. With its stunning appearance, Tropicanna Black can be a fantastic addition to anyone’s garden.

Tropicanna Black

Tulip ‘Queen of Night’

The Tulip ‘Queen of Night’ is a striking, mysterious black flower. Its deep, velvety petals give the appearance of being almost black in color, with a captivating allure. The shape of these petals resembles a classic tulip, adding elegance to the dark hue.

This nocturnal beauty has a relatively short blooming period, usually between late April and early May. Despite its brief display, the ‘Queen of Night’ attracts many admirers for its stunning appearance.

The Tulip ‘Queen of Night’ can be grown successfully in USDA zones 3 to 8, making it a versatile choice for gardens in various climates.

Tulip ‘Queen of Night’

Viola ‘Blackout’

Viola ‘Blackout’ is an intriguing black flower that captures the attention of garden enthusiasts. Its deep, velvety black petals are complemented by the delicate, heart-shaped leaves, reminiscent of tiny butterflies fluttering in the garden. 

The flower’s ebony shade provides a striking contrast to the surrounding foliage, creating a captivating visual.

Blooming from late winter to early spring, Viola ‘Blackout’ adds a unique touch during a season dominated by soft pastel hues. This hardy plant thrives in USDA zones 3 through 9, making it a perfect addition to gardens across diverse climates. 

With its fascinating appearance and adaptable nature, Viola ‘Blackout’ is well-loved by gardeners seeking to make a bold statement.

Wine and Roses

Wine and Roses is a captivating black flower that piques the interest of gardeners and flower enthusiasts alike. The dark hues of the petals create a dramatic contrast against the surrounding greenery. 

Resembling the rich color of wine, the petals have a velvety texture that adds to its allure.

This enigmatic flower is known for its dark purple leaves that cast an elegant, mysterious ambiance. In addition to the striking petals, the foliage is an aesthetic feature that captivates onlookers. The blooming period of Wine and Roses usually occurs during late spring to early summer.

Considering the growth and bloom of Wine and Roses, these flowers thrive best in USDA zones 4 to 8. Their ability to withstand various climates makes them a popular choice for gardens and floral arrangements. With proper care, these black flowers can be a stunning addition to any landscape.

Zwartkop Aeonium

The Zwartkop Aeonium is a striking succulent with deep purple, almost black foliage. Its rosette-shaped leaves resemble a dark bouquet of flowers. The rosette grows tall, up to 3+ feet tall, and forms a candelabra-like head. 

During its blooming period in late spring or early summer, the Zwartkop Aeonium produces bright yellow flowers that contrast stunningly with the dark leaves.

This unique plant thrives in USDA zones 9 to 11. It requires well-draining soil, moderate water, and full to partial sun. As a drought-tolerant plant, it’s a low-maintenance addition to any garden.

Zwartkop Aeonium
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