Black or Nearly Black Flowers - A Gallery
Black Iris Flowers Growing Among Other Colors
Dark Black and Purple Iris Flowers
Black and Purple Viola Flower
Black Iris Flower with Purple Hues
Black flowers seem to be growing in popularity, if one goes by the number of times we are seeing them in seed and garden catalogues that come out every year. I have to admit, the first time I saw one advertised, I thought that the idea of a black flower sounded not only strange, but just a bit weird! Who would want black flowers?
Well, gardeners everywhere seem to want them for various reasons. Perhaps it is just to have something in one's garden that everyone else doesn't have in their garden. They are just so unique, something to talk about. Some people think it is just very exotic looking to have black flowers.
Black flowers would be great for contrast with other flowers. I have seen some black hollyhock flowers for instance that are pretty much a dark black color, mixed in with bright pinks and whites. Boy did those flowers put on a show.
One of the things I wondered about were the pollinators of the world, that are often drawn to flowers by color. I know hummingbirds and butterflies appreciate particular bright colors of flowers such as purple and red, etc. I am sure there are other reasons that some are drawn in to the center of a flower, such as scent, etc.
In this hub, I am sharing some photos of flowers that I took with my camera, and a couple that I found in the public domain on the net. I hope you enjoy the tour of black flowers.
Photos of Black or Nearly Black Flowers
Photos 1, 2, 4 and 6 - These photos show some different bearded iris flowers in the Spring. These are nearly black, as in the first photo for example. Some are a very deep purple, or deep maroon color. Even in the bright light, some are nearly black in color.
Photo 3 - A nearly black viola flower. I love both violas and pansies. They come in such bright and varied colors, that its amazing to see the outer edges of the petals of this one seem nearly black. It is still so pretty, and one's eye is drawn to the center where there is some light and color there.
Photo 5 - A nearly black orchid caught my eye a couple months ago. I love orchids, but had not seen a black one before. It is just beautiful, and the design is amazing I think.
Photo 7 - A deep purple, or black pitcher plant flower. A very interesting flower, just became even more interesting to me with the deep nearly black color.
Nature never ceases to amaze me, and gets more and more interesting as well.