27 Unique Black Flowers that will Give Your Garden an Extraordinary Look

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Black flowers are just as beautiful and desirable as their more common counterparts. But very few of us are familiar with the types of black flowers or know how to grow them. If this describes you, we’ve rounded up a list of the best black flowers to plant in your garden!

27 Popular Black Flowers To Elevate Your Garden

Black Flowers

By planting black flowers, you’ll get a burst of color in your landscape without maintenance. Combining these with other flowers in your garden will help you create a gorgeous space that is sure to please. With over 150 varieties to choose from, we are sure you’ll find the perfect black flower for your garden.

1. Penny Black Nemophila (Nemophila Menziesii)

Penny Black Nemophila

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Mourning
  • 💧 Water needs: Medium
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 4 to 8
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sun
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Blooms in late spring

This herbaceous black flower plant is perfect to use when growing an area of the garden with a soft, low-growing ground cover or to place around rocks. These types of black flowers can be up to an inch wide and will look particularly stunning if you cut them open and suspend them in a vase of water. When using this variety for cutting, you will also get dense foliage that needs little maintenance. It looks great combined with grasses and wildflowers or in a rock garden. With light blue centers surrounded by mauve petals, you can expect a burst of color from this variety. The blooms are rich in texture and create a dynamic display.

2. Dark Dimension Hyacinth (Black Hyacinth)

Dark Dimension Hyacinth

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Mourning, loyal love
  • 💧 Water needs: Medium
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 4 to 8
  • ☀️ Light needs: Partial shade to full sun
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Blooms in spring

The Dark Dimension hyacinth is a hybrid between the Garden Hyacinth and Purple-Veined Hyacinth. This black hybrid is a perennial, which means it will grow back year after year in your landscape. This particular variety can grow up to six feet high in flower and provides long-lasting, chain-free blooms that are mauve-pink on the outside and purple inside. This variety looks great in hanging baskets, containers, and the landscape. The Dark Dimension Hyacinth has an intense fragrance that will gently permeate the air.

3. New York Night Hellebore (Helleborus)

New York Night Hellebore

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Mourning
  • 💧 Water needs: Medium
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 4 to 9
  • ☀️ Light needs: Partial shade to full sun
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Blooms in spring and early summer

The New York Night Hellebore is a perennial with an elongated, bell-shaped flower head with white petals and deep purple veins. This variety will grow to be up to 12 inches tall. The flowers are more on the purple end of the spectrum and can be arranged in vases, on a mantle, or in other such forms. The dark pink buds will open into an intense lavender color that slowly fades into a dark purple while they are opening. Because of the depth in pigment and petal structure, this variety is considered a native species in New York State.

4. Green Wizard Coneflower (Rudbeckia Occidentalis)

Green Wizard Coneflower

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Wonder, prosperity
  • 💧 Water needs: Medium
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 4 to 9
  • ☀️ Light needs: Partial shade to full sun
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Blooms in spring

The name Green Wizard Coneflower may be a bit deceiving. Although it does have the word “green” in it, this variety is a black flower plant. The flower head is roughly the size of a large cabbage and is surrounded by broad green leaves. It will bloom in mid-summer and then die back in the winter, but you can expect to get one year of flowers out of each plant before you need to replace it. They are great for cutting, as the buds will open up into a rich purple. The stems and leaves are sturdy and won’t wilt or fade.

5. Odessa Calla Lily

Odessa Calla Lily

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Hope, faithfulness
  • 💧 Water needs: Medium
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 7 to 10
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sun to partial shade
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Blooms in spring or early summer

The Odessa calla lily is a bulbous perennial that grows up to two feet tall when in bloom. They are shrouded in rich purple petals that appear to float over the foliage. The leaves are not large enough to be used as a ground cover, but they provide interest when planted in containers or fought alongside other perennials. Although they are frost-sensitive, they will return year after year with proper care.

6. Pansy Black Beauty

Pansy Black Beauty

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Good fortune, magic, mystery
  • 💧 Water needs: Low
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 3 to 9
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sun to partial shade
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Blooms in spring and summer

The Pansy Black Beauty is a hybrid variety of the common pansy. A lighter purple throat complements their rich purple color. When exposed to cool temperatures, these types of black flowers will bloom in the spring. But if you treat them like an annual and grow them from seed, you can get blooms all summer long. These black beauties look great when mixed with violas and snapdragons or in other container arrangements. The foliage is dark green and thick enough to provide interest even when the pods are not opened.

7. Black Prince Echeveria (Echeveria)

Black Prince Echeveria

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Death, mourning, loss
  • 💧 Water needs: Low
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 3 to 10
  • ☀️ Light needs: Partial shade to full sun
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Blooms in late spring through summer

The Black Prince Echeveria is a small, low-growing succulent with dark purple flowers. It will bloom in late spring, but you can also enjoy the blooms of this variety in summer and fall. The flowers are usually only 2 or 3 inches across, so they will be great for filling up a pot or container. The plant itself is only a couple of inches tall, so it is an ideal potted succulent for the front porch or patio. The small flowers have a very strong aroma and are highly fragrant, making them perfect for cut arrangements.

8. Sweetunia Black Satin (Petunia Hybrida)

Sweetunia Black Satin

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Loyalty, love
  • 💧 Water needs: Low
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 8 to 10
  • ☀️ Light needs: Partial shade to full sun
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Blooms in late spring through summer

This variety of “Sweetunia” produces large, 1-inch pink cone-like blooms. The plants have smooth, dark green leaves. The name “Black Satin” refers to the black flowers that produce a very fine, satiny color over the entire plant and bloom not just on the twiggy branches. The plant is frost-sensitive and will stop blooming in temperatures below freezing. Depending on the growing conditions, they can be grown as a vine or shrub. Black Sweetunia is not hardy enough to be planted in zones colder than 9b.

9. Black Bearded Iris

Black Bearded Iris

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Hope, expression, love
  • 💧 Water needs: Low
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 6 to 9
  • ☀️ Light needs: Partial shade to full sun
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Blooms in the spring through summer

This variety is the closest you can get to a true bearded iris regarding the size and hues of flowers. The blooms are dark purple and have a green line running down the center, giving them an extra yellow touch. They are right at home alongside other perennials, but you should make sure you plant them in areas where they will receive at least six hours of sunlight each day. These irises come back every year, so you should be able to enjoy them for years to come if you take proper care of them.

10. Red Rubin Basil (Ocimum Basilicum)

Red Rubin Basil

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Passion, sexuality
  • 💧 Water needs: Average
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 2 to 9
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sun to partial shade
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Blooms in the early spring through fall

Rubin basil has a very vigorous growth rate when you start it from seed. It needs at least six hours of sunlight to thrive. Your basil plant is extremely strong so that it can be used as a trellis for climbing vines and other arrangements. You can choose from 15 different variegated colors, but the more vigorous plants will come back each year no matter which color you select. Rubin basil is heat-resistant and can withstand temperatures up to 130 degrees Fahrenheit in its pot.

11. Black Magic Mangave

Black Magic Mangave

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Joy, celebration
  • 💧 Water needs: Medium
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 3 to 9
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sun to partial shade
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Blooms at the beginning of spring through fall

This is another very vigorous bunching, climbing variety with vertical stems. You will be able to see the black flowers from a long way off, making this one of the most desirable of all of the exotic Purple Heart varieties. The plant needs at least six hours of sunlight to thrive, so you should space it at least five feet away from any other plants in your garden. While the plant is a perennial and will come back year after year, it can be frost-sensitive, so you should ensure that your growing area is not exposed to temperatures below 25 degrees Fahrenheit.

12. Bat Flower (Tacca Chantrieri)

Bat Flower

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Joy, celebration
  • 💧 Water needs: Medium
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 3 to 9
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sun to partial shade
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Blooms in early spring through fall

The bat flower is a beauty in the dark purple flowers that produce a cloud-like effect. The leaves are glossy, and the color will not fade if it sits in the sun for a day or two. The stems of this species are very strong and can be used as climbers or trellis supports. It needs at least six hours of sunlight to thrive, so you should space it at least five feet away from any other plants in your garden. The plant can survive temperatures as low as –20 degrees Fahrenheit, and you should be able to enjoy the flowers for years to come if you take proper care of them.

13. Black Coral Bell (Heuchera Obsidian)

Black Coral Bell

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Intellectual achievement, power
  • 💧 Water needs: Medium
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 3 to 9
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sun to partial shade
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Blooms in the spring through fall

True to its name, this purple bell is nothing short of beautiful when it comes to its deep, glossy color and lustrous texture. It is a very vigorous grower, so you should make sure that you have a sturdy trellis and other supports in place before you put the seeds in the ground. The plant needs at least six hours of sunlight to thrive, so you should space it at least five feet away from any other plants in your garden. You should be able to enjoy the flowers for years to come if you take proper care of them.

14. Silver Laced Primrose (Primula)

Silver Laced Primrose

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Good luck
  • 💧 Water needs: Low to average
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 3 to 9
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sun to partial shade
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Blooms in the spring through fall

Silver Laced Primrose has beaucoup variegation, so it will add a lot of interest and color wherever you plant it. The leaves have interesting silver bars on them, and the stems are extremely strong so that they can be used as trellis supports. You can even use this one in a hanging basket arrangement. You will have to water the plant at least once every five days to keep it alive and healthy. You can even set it in a pot of water for six months or more if you want to get the most out of your investment.

15. Black Prince Coleus (Solenostemon)

Black Prince Coleus

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Good luck
  • 💧 Water needs: Average
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 3 to 9
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sun to partial shade
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Blooms in the spring through fall

The flower on this plant is a deep purple, almost black color. This perennial will come back year after year if it had enough light and water the previous growing season. It has a quick growth rate so that you can use it as sturdy trellis support. You should make sure that you have plenty of room in your garden since this plant can grow up to two feet tall in one year. You should plant it at least five feet away from any other plants in your garden.

16. Zwartkop Aeonium (Aeonium Arboreum)

Zwartkop Aeonium

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Fertility
  • 💧 Water needs: Medium
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 8 to 11
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sun to partial shade
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Blooms in fall

The leaves on this succulent are glossy and almost black. The flowers come in clusters, and they have a very strong fragrance. You can even use this one in a flower arrangement if you want to add some color to your living room. This plant prefers full sun, so make sure you give it plenty of sunlight every day.

17. Black Mondo Grass (Ophiopogon Planiscapus)

Black Mondo Grass

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Dark energy
  • 💧 Water needs: Medium
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 3 to 9
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sun to partial shade
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Blooms in the spring

Black Mondo Grass has very dark, almost black leaves and stems in its natural state. The leaves have a very sharp smell that is perfect when you combine them with other fragrant flowers like Lilac or Pansy. You can easily make this plant taller by using a trellis to support its long stems and growth. You should pinch off the blooms to keep the plant from producing seed and re-seeding itself.

18. Zantedeschia Black Star

Zantedeschia Black Star

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Fertility
  • 💧 Water needs: Medium
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Moist and well-draining soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 9 to 11
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sun to partial shade
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Blooms in spring to fall

Black Star Zantedeschia has a very glossy black leaf and stem. The flowers have a dark purple color with a yellow center. This perennial will come back year after year if it is planted early enough in the season. It will grow quite quickly, so you should ensure that it has plenty of room to spread out. You should keep it at least six feet away from any other plants in your garden for best results.

19. Nigra Hollyhock (Alcea Rosea)

Nigra Hollyhock

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Fertility
  • 💧 Water needs: Medium
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Moist and well-draining soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 6 to 10
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sun to partial shade
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Blooms in the fall through spring

Nigra Hollyhock is a Vinca-like black flower plant with thick stems and leaves. The unique flowers have a dark purple color, while the center is a bright yellow. This plant will die in cold weather if it does not come back from the roots, so it should not be planted any sooner than late May or early June if you want more than one season of bloom from it.

20. Black Baccara Rose

Black Baccara Rose

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  • 🔮 Symbolism: Fertility
  • 💧 Water needs: Medium
  • 🪴 Soil needs: Well-drained soil
  • 🌍 Growing zones: 10 to 11
  • ☀️ Light needs: Full sun to partial shade
  • 🌱 Blooming season: Blooms in the spring through fall

Black Baccara Rose is a Rambling Rose with a very dark green color. The leaves are also dark green, while the flowers are bright red. This plant will come back every year if it is planted early enough in the season, so you should make sure to plant it in your garden at least two to three weeks before frost occurs. You should keep it at least six feet away from any other plants in your garden for best results.

27 Most Awesome Black flowers That Will Add Personality To Your Garden

In conclusion, black flower plants are very effective in the garden, and they are perfect for those looking for something that will add some liveliness to the Landscaping. There is a wide variety of black flowers to choose from, and many of them can be combined to make an even more effective blend. You can mix different types and colors of black flowers to create a unique combination that will fit your tastes and moods.