Are any flowers naturally black?


Are any flowers naturally black?

In this article, we will take a general look at black flowers, we have mentioned some of them long bearded iris

Roses are red, violets are blue. This proverb describes two of the most common colors of flowers. But have you ever seen all-black flowers and leaves? 

Many well-known and some lesser-known flowers are also available in black in this country. We have put together a collection for you.

Black is a contrast and not a color in its own right. Black flowers are very, very dark, but their true color is red or purple.

The reason for the black color is the very high concentration of the corresponding plant pigment (anthocyanin).


black tulip

black tulip

In the spring, tulips come in a variety of colors, including black.

Black Rose

The rose is considered the queen of flowers. With the “Black Madonna,” there is also a magnificent black variety. It blooms especially deep red.

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Black Rose

Schwartz Christose “Black swan”

At least in name, Christ Roses are very similar to roses. However, the Black Christ Rose or “Black Swan” blooms at a rather unusual time in late winter.

Black Lily “Black List” or “Night Rider”

Lily plants abound. Of course, there are also some specimens with black flowers. Depending on the intensity of the black shade, they are called “Black List” (red-black) or “Knight Rider” (purple-black). Under good conditions, the lilies grow up to 1.2 meters high.

Black Lily

Schwartz Tagli “Painted Black”

Another black lotus is the “Painted Blue Lotus.” Its flowers are dark red to almost black and some are palm-sized.

Black flowers: Kala or Xanthedsia

Although the plant is often called a “lily,” it is not a member of the lily family. It is more likely to belong to the arum family. The color of the flower is very close to black. It is a combination of dark red and purple.

Deep purple bearded iris is especially popular with bees and butterflies. However, it blooms for only two months. However, the bearded iris is hardy and usually blooms again the next year.



Black flowers: garden pansy “Back Star”

Pansies are not very tall, with a height of ten to 20 cm, but they bloom for a long time. The black or dark red variety is called “Black Star”.

Black horned violets

Black horned violet blooms in an incredibly rich black-purple color with a yellow dot in the center. Horned violets are very similar to pansies, but much smaller.


Black horned violets

Black flowers: petunia

Petunia is one of the evergreen balcony plants but also grows in hanging baskets and outdoors. White-spotted varieties have become especially popular in recent years.

But black petunia is also becoming more and more popular. The good thing about petunias is that they are perennial bloomers.

black gladiolus

Gladiolus displays its black, reddish-black flowers on velvety petals. The name of the variety is “Black Surprise” or “Black Star”.


black gladiolus

Black cornflower

‘Black Ball’ cornflower blooms between June and August, but is an annual. It should be planted between March and June. By the way, the flowers of the cornflower are edible and are great for salads, etc.

Black flowers: Coleus

The genus Coleus includes about 60 species and hybrids. Unlike other flowers, coleus shows its bright colors not on the visible flowers, but directly on the leaves. Besides bright red, yellow, and purple, there are also some shades of black.

The good thing about coleus is that the different colors rarely appear individually, but usually in combination. For example, some species have a green leaf margin on the outside and a different color on the inside.



Black bat flower

Admittedly, the bat flower looks a little dangerous at first glance. Maybe that’s why it sometimes gets nicknames like “devil’s flower” or “devil’s flower”.

The flowers consist of two larger horizontal leaves and two smaller vertical leaves, and stamens 30-40 cm long.

Black devil’s claw

In Europe, there are flowers with a dangerous, almost black appearance. Among them is the devil’s claw. Strictly speaking, the flower resembles a tarantula rather than a claw.

Its black flowers grow like spikes and appear from July to August. Devil’s claw is native to Europe and prefers nutrient-rich, low-lime clay soils. It grows best in a sunny to partial shade location.

Black flowers: mountain lobster

Lobsters are probably more blue-purple. However, the dark red and black variety is also impressive. Mountain hummers are an integral part of the so-called bee pastures.

Black columbine

Columbine is a plant that likes to grow in nature. It reaches a height of 20 to 60 cm. The black clematis is very close in color. Only if you look very closely can red or violet show through.

In the right place, clematis is very strong, but it needs a trellis or a climbing support. Ideally, it reaches a height of three to four feet. Clematis forms flower heads five to ten centimeters in diameter.


Black columbine

black daffodil

Dahlias are a beautiful harbinger of autumn. They begin to bloom when the usual summer bloomers go into hibernation. Dahlias impress with large, spherical flowers. In the case of the black daffodils, they appear in a rich purple-black.

Black flower: poppy

Officially, the cultivation of poppies especially of corn poppies is prohibited in Germany by the BTMG (Narcotics Act).

However, the regulations on this have rarely disturbed nature and therefore poppies are cultivated in many parts of Germany. Since poppies are self-seeding, it is difficult to prevent their spread.

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