The classic and timeless combination of black and white never fails to capture attention, especially mine. Being a floral enthusiast, dreaming of my own flower-filled yard is a more common occurrence than I’d like to admit.
Today, as I explored the different varieties of flowers suitable for the state I reside in, the black and white lily caught my eye, making me realize that adding a classic touch to my colorful garden might not be just a dream.
So until my dreams turn into reality, I’ve compiled a list of 15 black and white flowers for your garden, catering to both beginners and gardening experts. Some may not be purely black, but their dark hues of purple or violet create a similar effect. Without further ado, let’s dive in!
15 Exquisite Black and White Flowers For Your Garden
1) Nemophila ‘Snowstorm’
|Size||Around 50 cm|
|Identification||Pure white blossoms adorned with black dots and stripes|
|Geographic Location||Native to the United States of America|
‘Snowstorm’ is a classic black-and-white hassle-free addition to your garden, as its adaptability allows for easy planting in various settings.
Whether you have a sprawling garden or limited space for pots, this low-maintenance plant can effortlessly thrive when given the appropriate care.
This plant blooms throughout the year, giving your garden its elegant look.
The name Nemophila means “woodland-loving,” which suggests the plant’s preference for shaded areas.
2) Asian Pear Flower
|Scientific Name||Pyrus pyrifolia|
|Size||Trees can grow up to 8-20 feet|
|Identification||Clusters of small white flowers with black stamen|
|Geographic Location||Native to southern China and northern Indochina|
Planting Asian pear trees is an easy task, as they adapt well to different environments.
Whether in a garden or orchard, these trees are resilient and easy to cultivate with well-drained soil and a sunny spot for optimal growth.
In East Asia, the tree’s flowers symbolize early spring and are a common sight in gardens and the countryside.
3) ‘Carmel White’ Anemones
|Size||10 to 12 inches|
|Identification||White blooms with blue and black center|
|Geographic Location||Found in all continents except Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica.|
As perennials, they bloom through all the seasons, with a planting season falling in both fall and spring.
They attract bees, contributing to pollination, while their resistance to deer and rabbits ensures your blooms stay safe and untouched.
‘Carmel White’ Anemones also make fantastic companions for other spring-blooming bulbs like tulips and daffodils.
4) ‘Pantaloons’ Foxglove
|Scientific Name||Digitalis Purpurea ‘Pantaloons’|
|Size||3-4 feet tall|
|Identification||Large white blooms with blackish-maroon center|
|Geographic Location||Native to Europe, Western Asia, and northwestern Africa.|
The ‘Pantaloons’ foxglove is a new variety of foxglove flowers with completely different shapes, sizes, and patterns.
It has a split-flower design and its beautiful white and deep-maroon colors create a mesmerizing sight in your garden.
‘Pantaloons’ prefers rich, moist, and well-drained soil, and if you’re in a windy locale, a gentle stake can provide the necessary support.
5) Pansy Giant White Black Face
|Scientific Name||Viola × wittrockiana|
|Size||23 cm in height|
|Identification||White blooms with a dark purple face|
|Geographic Location||Native to Europe|
You can choose to sow the seeds indoors in late winter and transplant them outdoors in spring or sow them directly into the garden bed in late spring or early summer.
It prefers a cool and moist environment. It is recommended you plant it in an area sheltered from strong winds and intense sunlight.
They are biennials and grow once a year, then bloom the next.
6) White Bat Flower
|Scientific Name||Tacca integrifolia|
|Size||Each flower is about 1 to 2 cm long|
|Identification||Pointed leaf blades on long stems|
|Geographic Location||Hilly regions of South Asia|
White bat flower has a sweet musky odor, attracting flies as pollinators, adding an ecological benefit to your garden.
While it demands a humid environment, it’s surprisingly adaptable to different soils, including sandy or rocky ones.
The flower’s design, with stamens forming a helmet-like structure, suggests an insect trap.
In the Malay Peninsula, Tacca integrifolia serves a dual purpose. Apart from being an exotic plant in your garden, its leaves are also dried to create cigarette wrappers.
7) Oriental Poppy ‘Royal Wedding’
|Scientific Name||Papaver orientale|
|Size||Around 4-6 inches|
|Identification||Crepe-like flower with a satiny texture|
|Geographic Location||Native to the Caucasus, northeastern Turkey, and northern Iran|
The Oriental poppy showcases dormancy after flowering, a unique property that helps it survive the summer drought in Central Asia.
If you are planning to grow a bunch in your garden, you can strategically place late-developing plants nearby to fill the gaps left by the dormant poppies, ensuring a continuous and dynamic garden landscape.
It has a preference for soil pH 6.5 to 7.5 and needs full sun or partial shade for robust growth.
It is also important to note that oriental poppies don’t handle transplanting or overwatering well.
8) Rhododendron ‘Sappho’
|Size||Around 6 feet|
|Identification||Funnel-shaped flowers with white petals with a striking dark purple-black blotch on the center|
|Geographic Location||The United States|
‘Sappho’ Rhododendron is a sun-tolerant plant that thrives in partly shady climates.
Occasional pruning is recommended if you need the plant to grow bushy and thick.
Named after Sappho, a celebrated female poet of ancient Greece, it adds a touch of mythological inspiration to your garden.
This plant bears funnel-shaped white blooms with a dorsal blotch of purple, overlaid with black.
9) Black-Eyed Susan Vine
|Scientific Name||Thunbergia alata|
|Size||5 meters in warmer zones|
|Identification||Rare white flowers, about 5 centimeters in diameter with a dark spot at the center|
|Geographic Location||Native to Eastern Africa|
This is perfect for both novice and seasoned gardeners, as these flowers can be effortlessly grown from seeds or cuttings.
While it has a charming presence, it can be invasive, especially in the Caribbean and Pacific islands.
10) Mourning Widow
|Scientific Name||Geranium phaeum|
|Size||30 inches in height|
|Identification||Dark purple-black petals turned backward with wavy edges.|
|Geographic Location||Native to southern, central, and western Europe|
The Mourning Widow displays deep maroon to almost black flowers, giving it the name “black widow.”
Dusky Crane’s-Bill is a low-maintenance addition to the garden, needing only partial shade for its growth.
Originally native to southern, central, and western Europe, this Geranium has found its way into gardens worldwide.
11) Black and White Crazytunia
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|Identification||White bell-shaped flower with blackish-purple center|
|Geographic Location||South America|
The Black and White Crazytunia flowers are part of the Crazytunia series, featuring large flowers with unique coloration.
They are known for their stunning white trumpet-shaped flowers with deep purple centers, making them an ideal choice for hanging baskets, patio pots, and containers.
These petunias are also recommended for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard.
They are relatively low-maintenance, needing only occasional trimming to encourage more blooms late into the season.
12) Helleborus ‘Dark and Handsome’
|Scientific Name||Helleborus orientalis|
|Identification||Glossy black flower with cream-white center|
|Geographic Location||Native to Greece and Turkey|
This Lenten Rose grows in a bushy, upright clump, reaching a height and width of 18–24 inches.
Hellebore thrives in fertile, humus-rich, moist, neutral-to-alkaline, well-drained soils.
The plants of this species come in a variety of colors; one such is the dark and handsome, which has glossy black-purple petals with white center.
They are resistant to serious pest or disease issues; hellebore requires minimal attention.
13) ‘Big Bang’ Lily
|Scientific Name||Lilium ‘Big Bang’|
|Size||Around 60–180 cm|
|Identification||Funnel-shaped white flower with black spots|
|Geographic Location||Native to the Northern Hemisphere|
The Big Bang lilies are nothing short of elegant, as their contrasting colors add a hint of timeless beauty.
Early autumn to early spring is considered the optimum time to plant them to ensure seamless integration in your garden.
They bloom from early summer to late summer, giving you enough to praise their beauty.
They might be less fragrant than Oriental lilies, but they are equally prized.
|Scientific Name||Hibiscus trionum|
|Identification||White flower with purple-black and yellow center|
|Geographic Location||Southern Europe|
Flower-of-an-Hour is effortless to cultivate, suitable for both novice and seasoned gardeners.
These flowers thrive in well-drained soil and have a planting window extending from early autumn to early spring.
If you’re a gardening enthusiast, then you can plant them strategically in your garden to create a visually appealing view.
15) Silver Laced Primrose
|Scientific Name||Primula vulgaris|
|Identification||Dark purple, often-looking black flowers with white borders|
|Geographic Location||Western and southern Europe, northwest Africa, and parts of southwest Asia|
Since their reintroduction in 2015, silver-laced laced primroses have become a staple in the dream gardens of many enthusiasts.
They resemble the deep black-brown flowers with scalloped silver-white edges of Primula ‘Silver Lace,’ and demand minimal effort for maximum impact.
Their beauty captivates not only gardening enthusiasts but also strikes a chord with florists equally.
This concludes our journey through the elegance of black and white flowers for your garden. These blooms not only introduce a touch of sophistication but are also bound to attract a spectrum of colorful flying visitors to your garden.
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Hi everyone, my name is Shawna, and I’ve always been fascinated by the fascinating diversity of flora and fauna that our nature has in it. I am currently studying biotechnology and am particularly interested in animal biotechnology, delving into the intricate processes that define their true nature and uniqueness.