Spring is the time to change the image of your garden, for example by introducing some new plants. Those with dark flower petals and leaves look really elegant, attracting the attention of visitors. They can also be contrasted with white flowers to turn your garden into something magical.
#1 ‘Black King’ pansy
This perennial has got black or dark-violet flowers, blooming from early spring until late fall. It is resistant to negative temperatures and looks wonderful on flower beds and balcony boxes.
#2 ‘Black Velvet petunia
This variety was created in Great Britain. It’s got hanging shoots and black velvet flowers, decorating gardens and terraces from May to November. The plant tolerates lots of sun, though it has to be watered more intensively then.
#3 ‘Black Bear’ lily turf
This perennial looks like grass; it forms pretty huge clumps that spread quite quickly. It has got dark leaves and in July some small white flowers appear. It looks wonderful if planted beneath bushes or trees.
#4 Snake’s head
The plant belongs to the liliaceae family. Its flowers resemble hanging chalices decorated with chessboard pattern. It likes partial shade and tolerates the proximity of water reservoirs.
#5 Labrador violet
This charming low perennial, growing up to 10 cm, has got violet flowers and dark leaves. It is not particularly demanding and prefers shady spots.
#6 Alcea rosea ‘Nigra’
This quickly growing perennial can grow up to 2 meters. Its black flowers, blooming from June to September, look stunning. They prefer clay and sand mediums with sunny and warm exposure. It does not tolerate windy weather.
#7 Asiatic lily ‘Landini’
It grows up to a meter tall and astonishes everyone with its huge dark maroon flowers, blooming in June and July. It prefers sunny spots and tolerates winter frosts.
#8 Black hellebore
This plant announces the arrival of spring as it blooms as early as in February. It spreads very fast and prefers humid soil. It has got black flowers that feel best in shady spots.
#9 ‘Queen of the Night’ tulip
The plant blooms in May, amazing us with its black and violet flowers. This is the only variety of tulip with so dark petals. It prefers sunny places and soil rich in nutrients.
#10 ‘Red Sun’ sunflower
This decorative sunflower grows up to 2 meters. It has got a long stalk with dark brown and maroon flowers blooming on its top in July. It prefers warm spots, without any wind.
#11 ‘Schwarzwalder’ arum lily
A typically decorative plant blooming from July to September. It stuns with its black flowers. It prefers fertile soils and lots of sun.
‘Schwarzkopf’ tree aeonium also has got black leaves. Although the plant grows only in warm countries. It might be a good idea to use it as a decoration of your window sill.