Flowers are the jewels of any garden. And while they bloom in different sizes and colors, exotic black ones definitely steal your breath and exude its enigma better than any other. To unravel the mystery of which black ones should you plant, here are our top 5 black flowers for the exotic gardener in you.
A large perennial which gives out 3-inch blooms, the Onyx Odyssey also known as the Lenten rose goes through a purple-black transition. This perennial thrives from part to full shade and requires low maintenance. For a better impact, place it in the midst of lighter blooms for a dramatic showcase.
While the sun is shining bright in the midst of summer, counter it with the eclipse coleus which gives a rich and darker contrast. Its enigmatic deep burgundy hue also gives its edge among the variegated colors of the other coleus species.
Black Velvet Petunia
Also known as the Black Cat Petunia, this annual thrives from late winter to mid spring. Enthrall everyone with its velvety black against an equally velvety green stem and leaves. It thrives best when grown in containers.
Black Star Calla Lily
Showing its deep purple blooms during midsummer, the black star variety of calla lily will litter your garden with its vessel-life blooms. Despite its dark hue, it attracts hummingbirds and butterflies to your yard.
Thriving in the warm Texan summer, this succulent owns its spot anywhere it’s planted with its majestic deep purple rosettes. Summer sees it blooming with yellow flowers but spring sees its real darker hue of purple. Also called Purple Aeonium or Black Tree Aeonium, get a 3-feet tall standing tower of majestic deep purple rosette which adds a mysterious vibe to your garden.