Spring is almost upon us which means it’s almost time to start planting your garden so it will bloom brightly in the summer. When most of us think of a garden full of flowers, we think of seeing a rainbow of color.
But you can still create something visually stunning without all that color.
Tattoo artist, animal rights activist and makeup purveyor Kat Von D decided to create a goth garden. You’ll find all sorts of different dark black blooms in her monochromatic garden.
That’s Von D standing next to some black sunflowers that have yet to bloom.
Yes, black flowers do exist and they are absolutely exquisite as you can tell by the pictures below.
If you’re looking to create a black garden of your own, here are some flowers and vegetation that you can plant:
Just like regular sunflowers, they grow super tall and look completely stunning!
“I know I’ve posted blooms of this flower in the past, but man, these black beauties never get old!” Von D posted on Instagram.
“As many of you might already know, flowers have been associated w meaning for ages. In the Victorian era, Black Dahlias represented a good wish for a couple + commitment,” Von D said, according to Revelist.
Black dahlias are more of a deep burgundy color and grow as perennials in warm climates but can be treated as annuals in cooler climates, according to Gardenerdy.
“These black beauties I grew from bulbs,” Von D said. “After seeing them bloom for the first time this week, they are quickly becoming one of my fave lilies.”
Black cosmos actually smell like chocolate! They are a tuberous-rooted, tender perennial that is native to Mexico, according to Fine Gardening.
“One of my personal favorite flowers: Black Scabiosa — also nicknamed Widow’s Pincushion, Mourning Bride, Mournful Widow and Ace of Spades,” says Von D.
These honey-scented flowers attract bees and butterflies, Select Seeds write.
Black Heart Vine
Finally, a plant that looks as black as your heart! The black heart sweet potato vine, also known as Ipomoea batatas, can be grown annually and is easy to grow. It should be grown as a perennial in temperate frost-free regions, Monrovia says.
Hello, Darkness Bearded Iris
These flowers are nothing short of amazing. These are mostly black and show a hint of purple in sunlight
“She’s a special type of Bearded Iris called “Hello, Darkness” — appropriately named since her species of Iris far surpasses all other dark Iris in the sheer degree of her black color,” Von D says.
Black Bachelor Button
These beauties come in a dark maroon color and bloom between June and August. Their flowers are also edible!
Black Peony Poppy
This flower grows to be 4 to 5 inches across and explode with ruffles and whorled petals. They bloom in July and their plants can grow to around 4 feet tall.
“Pennie Blacks, also nicknamed ‘Baby Black Eyes.’ These flowers were popular amongst the Victorians, and are extremely easy to grow,” says Von D. “Like most of the plants in my garden, I grew these sweet little babies from seed, and they just now started to bloom this week! This bloom is the size of a pea!”
Black Clear Crystals Viola Pansy
“Black Clear Crystals Viola Pansy. This type of pansy is known for its clear color [without any blotches or markings] — pretty much the blackest of pansies,” says Von D.
“These have to be one of my favorite black blooms. The Black Cat variation of this flower is by far the blackest I have ever seen and are softer than velvet, ” said Von D.
Black Calla Lilies
There are even black versions of calla lilies which can have a twinge of dark burgundy.
Black Hyacinth A.K.A. Dark Dimension
“This sturdy little star is about to sprout straight into the sky, yielding a stock of thick, black trumpets,” Von D explains.”Once in bloom, this plant is a favourite of butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds!”
Black tulips are referred to as Queen of the Night Tulips and are show stoppers.
You’d be surprised at how many other black flowers there are out there and easy to add to your garden. Happy gardening!
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