How to Grow a Black Flower Garden

April 25, 2019

Bring a little drama to the outdoors this summer with a unique and magical looking black flower garden! Get started with these gardening tips and flowers!

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A few years ago, I visited a small, local greenhouse looking for some spring flowers to plant in pots in our yard.  I had to do a double-take when I passed by a table of velvety black petunias.  They were gorgeous and I couldn’t believe my eyes.  Black flowers!  They were completely unique and I knew I had to have them in my garden.  Year after year, I can’t wait to go back to that greenhouse and buy a pack or two of Black Cat Petunias.  They’re quite a conversation starter! 

That same greenhouse introduced me to another dark plant called the Velvet Elvis.”  The leaves are a rich, dark green and purple blossoms bloom on dark stems.  Underneath, the leaves are a dark, velvety purple – akin to those retro velvet paintings of Elvis.  Our plant, aptly named “Elvis,” is a happy addition to our summer garden.

But all of this black garden magic went into full throttle the minute I saw pictures of Kat Von D’s all black flower garden.  For a couple years I’ve been saying I would devote one summer to an all black flower garden and, well, this seems to be the year it’s finally going to happen!

How to Grow a Black Flower Garden

 
Before you start buying up a whole bunch of seeds, it’s a good idea to look into your zone (search your location + “zone” to find out).  That way you’ll know when to start planting or when to at least start your seeds before transferring them into pots or the ground. 

Also, make note of how each flower grows.  Some might be bushy and others will grow tall.  Plan your planting spaces accordingly and you’ll end up with a super unique, pretty badass, rock’n’roll style flower garden!

Check out some of the seeds I purchased from Amazon below.  All of the flowers are black or very nearly black.  Plus, I even found black succulents to add to our garden!  I also included some of the flowers Kat Von D has in her all black flower garden.  Happy planting!

  1. Black Button Cornflowers
  2. Black Pansies
  3. Ornamental Black Succulents
  4. Scabiosa Black Knight
  5. Queen of Night Tulips
  6. Black Cat Petunias
  7. Bearded Dutch Iris
  8. Black Geraniums
  9. Moulin Rouge Sunflowers
  10. Black Beauty Gladiolus
  11. Black Charm Lilies
  12. Pennie Black Flowers
  13. Black with Red Dahlia
  14. Black Bat Flower
  15. Midnight Poppies

If you plant your own black flower garden this year, I’d love to see it!  Make sure to tag me @lavidaholoka and share with the hashtags #livinglavidaholoka or #livinglavidadiy!

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Would you plant a black flower garden?

89 Comments

  • Reply Jane Anderson May 13, 2019 at 9:29 AM

    Hi Jessica! Thank you for sharing these useful tips with us. Those who does not
    know about gardening, with the help of your blog they can learn it. Thanks again. Keep posting.

    • Reply Jessica May 13, 2019 at 9:49 AM

      Hi Jane! I’m so glad you found these tips helpful! I’m happy to share what I’ve learned with others! 🙂

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  • Reply Joyce Yepezj September 7, 2019 at 8:09 AM

    I live in south Florida. Can i plant these in the “winter” here?

    • Reply Jessica September 7, 2019 at 7:04 PM

      Hi Joyce! I think it all depends on the type of plant you want to grow and what zone you’re in. You’ll honestly have to Google that information. Also, note that you’ll be planting these from seed, so it’ll take a little longer to transplant. You can always grow them indoors until spring and then transplant. Best of luck!

  • Reply Stephanie September 14, 2019 at 2:05 PM

    Thank you for the list and links. Can’t wait to starting ordering my seeds

    • Reply Jessica September 15, 2019 at 8:41 AM

      No problem! I hope you have a lot of success with your black garden!

    • Reply rosie November 12, 2019 at 6:53 PM

      Thanks for this post, what a great idea. Since I am not an amazon shopper I browsed around and found a motherload of black flower, grass and herb seeds on a texas based company centerofthewebb (https://centerofthewebb.ecrater.com). So went crazy and ordered there. Exited!!

      • Reply Jessica November 13, 2019 at 8:16 AM

        I’m so glad you were able to find black flower seeds! Thanks for sharing the link. I might have to take a look myself. Good luck with your black garden!

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  • Reply Hazel September 9, 2020 at 2:15 PM

    Oh my God this so heart-touching flower. black color lovers will be totally amazed by your DIY post. I will try to grow this flower in my garden for sure. thanks for the workable content waiting for more.

    • Reply Jessica September 9, 2020 at 6:08 PM

      Thanks so much! Good luck growing these black flowers!

  • Reply Teagon September 28, 2020 at 4:24 PM

    Oh wow.. I’m overwhelmed with the wonderful creation of God. what a beautiful flower. I highly appreciate your tips, tricks and instruction to plant and grow in own garden I will pin it and will definitely grow in my cottage. to make a black and new addition in my flower collection. my family will love it. thanks foe sharing.

    • Reply Jessica September 28, 2020 at 7:14 PM

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this post. Thank you for pinning it! I hope you find the information useful and plant your own gorgeous black flower garden!

  • Reply Abigail October 18, 2020 at 5:51 PM

    whoa what an amazing shots. welcome to all black lovers. these flowers are perfect for them. gardening is my passion and these flowers are a pure lovely creation of God. I’m always scouting out new ideas for planting, and these are all so nice! thanks for sharing.

    • Reply Jessica October 19, 2020 at 8:48 AM

      Aren’t they lovely? We planted a black flower garden last year and it was fascinating to see those flowers bloom! I hope you enjoy planting your own black flower garden!

  • Reply helan October 30, 2020 at 1:50 PM

    Black Flower is my favorite and it’s really looking so attractive and amazing. A great view of black flower, thank you for sharing this amazing post.

    • Reply Jessica October 30, 2020 at 3:58 PM

      Thank you! So glad you enjoyed this post! Black flowers really are stunning!

  • Reply David November 13, 2020 at 11:59 AM

    I love black flowers. These are look so attractive and looks amazing. Thank you for sharing this great article.

    • Reply Jessica November 13, 2020 at 6:35 PM

      I love black flowers, too! I’m glad you enjoyed this post!

  • Reply Alex Henry November 17, 2020 at 3:50 AM

    Hi!
    What an informative post for garden lovers. I think everyone should try this one.
    Thanks, Jessica for sharing this.

    • Reply Jessica November 17, 2020 at 7:39 AM

      Glad you enjoyed this post! Thanks!

  • Reply Arela December 17, 2020 at 6:19 PM

    Black flowers are really so classy and looking beautiful . I really wan to grow it in my garden. Thank you for sharing his informative article. I will surely try this.

    • Reply Jessica December 18, 2020 at 2:59 PM

      I agree! Black flowers add an element of sophistication to gardens. I’m glad you enjoyed this post!

  • Reply Erica December 31, 2020 at 6:53 AM

    Wao these are really fascinating and heart touching to see these black flowers.. its really looking beautiful to see such articles and I am sure that it enhanced the beauty of our house.. thanks and keep shearing to us

    • Reply Jessica December 31, 2020 at 7:56 AM

      So glad you enjoyed this post! It’s amazing how many varieties of black flowers there are!

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    Wow this is an amazing blog about the gardening of black flowers because the gardening of black flowers is very difficult.. And i am very excited to learn about some tips which are used for gardening of black flowers and the reading of this article is really interesting and lovely..
    Thank you for shearing this useful article to us..

    • Reply Jessica January 26, 2021 at 9:59 AM

      I’m glad that you found this post useful! I hope it helps you grow beautiful black flowers!

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    Am not a good gardner bcz i ahve less time to spen in my lawn in weekend too .
    But i like your tips that you have to explain in it , am really greatfull to did it .
    Thank you so much for this

    • Reply Jessica August 21, 2021 at 4:12 PM

      I’m glad you found my tips helpful and I hope one day you’ll find more time to garden. It really is relaxing!

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      I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thanks!

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      Aren’t they cool? Glad you enjoyed my post!

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      I’m glad this post could help to inspire you and others.

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