There is something about the black colour which makes people attracted to it. It represents mystery, elegance, strength and authority. In many parts of the world, black colour is associated with negative feelings but this does not reduce the beauty of black blooms. That is correct, flowers are known for being colourful and bright, but the world has black flowers. And the mystery of these gorgeous black flowers is hypnotic. You cannot help but get attracted to them. Flowers are often metaphorically described as artwork, and no artwork is complete without the colour black. It could be Anish Kapoor’s Vantablack or Just black used by other artists, it is the dark side of the art expressing deeper feelings.
Here are 11 Gorgeous Black Flowers From Around The World:
Iris Chrysographes- Black Iris
Native to China and Myanmar, Black Iris is a sweet-scented purplish-black flower. It is the national flower of Jordan and is considered as the epitome of beauty. The black iris flower is also known for its toughness and its survival ability in the harshest of environments, such as the Arabian Desert.
Black Tulips- Queen Of Black Night
Found in almost all colours, the royal tulip flower is found in the magical colour black as well. Black tulips are a rare hybrid which is hard to achieve. There are many species of black tulips such as Queen of the Night Black Tulip, Paul Scherer Black Tulip, Ebony Queen Black Tulip, Nearly Black Tulip, Black Hero Tulip and Black Parrot Tulip. They symbolize power and strength & depicts mysterious royalty.
Black Pansy- Simply Pansy
The fragrant, blooms pansies are found commonly. But did you know that you can find the beautiful pansy flower in deep purple colour as well that appears black? In 1926, Georgia O’Keeffe created a painting of a black pansy called Simply Pansy. Black pansy is not only gorgeous but is very easy to grow.
Calla Lily- The Black Star
The popular calla lily, known for being beautiful, also comes in a deep purple colour which looks like black to the human eye. It is called the black star and make a dramatic statement. Deep Purple calla lily symbolizes royalty and strength. These carry elegance and mystery.
Geranium Phaeum- The Black Widow
This beautiful flower is native to Southern, Central, and Western Europe. It has many common names like dusky cranesbill, mourning widow and black widow, and grows in shady damp areas.
Taccca Chantrieri- The Bat Orchid
Belong to the orchids family, the bat orchid flower gets its name bat orchid due to it’s a close resemblance to a bat flight. Although it is a deep shade of brown but looks like ebony black. The flower is native to Asia and is linked to superstations that finding a bat flower means death, or losing someone close. Although, it was found that the bat orchid has cancer-fighting properties.
Helleborous Nigger- Black Hellebore
Hellebore flowers are usually found in white and pink colours but there is a rare deep purple shade available which seems black to the human eye. The botanical name of Black Hellebore is Helleborus Nigger and is commonly called the Christmas Rose. Black Hellebore has medicinal properties and was used for cleansing of the body and in treatment of paralysis. It was also used in the treatment of mental disorders.
Black Hollyhock- Black Magic
Again, black holly flower is near to black but is a deep purple flower. These gorgeous flowers bloom throughout summer. Although Hollyhock flowers symbolize friendship, the deep purple hollyhock symbolizes nobility.
Black Petunia- The Blackest Flower
The Petunia Black Velvet is the blackest flower and was created in 2010. This plant is a very popular choice among gardeners and is known for is a striking dark colour. While many people who associate the colour black with death, associate the flower with death as well. Many people believe that black petunia symbolizes strength, uniqueness, and insurrection. Many people in Europe and South America gift this flower on Mother’s Day.
The black dahlia flower is a deep shade of burgundy but seems dark as the night. The flower is known to be mysterious and is extremely beautiful. During the Victorian time, the flower was believed to represent a commitment and an everlasting bond. The flower is so beautiful, that a movie was named after it called “Black Dahlia” released in 2006.
Black Rose- The Black Beauty
The black rose flower is very popular and is said to exist in Tibet but the fact hasn’t been verified yet. Some believe that an actual black rose does not exist and is a deeper shade of purple & red, while others believe that black roses are dyed white roses. It has many names like black beauty, Tuscany superb, baccarat, black jade and black magic. The black rose symbolizes tragic romance, immorality, and sadness. While some people see the black rose as the symbol of mystery and elegance.
Although the colour black is often associated with negative emotions, you cannot deny it’s beauty and especially black flowers. They’re not only beautiful but very stylish and have an uncanny attractiveness.