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Adding Mystifying Black Flowers to Your Garden This Spring

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Do you want your garden to stand out this spring? Maybe you want to try something new so that your neighbors will not be able to compete. Well if you want your garden to truly shine than you have to consider adding a little bit of black this spring. Yes, the color black can actually brighten up your garden and add a little bit of uniqueness and mystery.

Black is rarely found in flowers and plants and if you can add something special to your garden than you should consider adding this dark beautiful color to it. These rare beauties are very desirable and these black garden flowers have been used even during the Victorian time period. You can dazzle up your garden by placing black flowers next to red, orange, yellow, purple, blue, and magenta colored plants.

Here is a list of some of the best black flowers to plant in your garden. No matter where you live, at least one of them will be able to grow in your climate. You might be surprised at how much beauty your garden can really possess.

Albizia julibrissin
This tree is known as mimosa or silk tree and is definitely a beauty to place in your garden. This is one of the most sought after trees because if its desirable black variation. This tree is medium-sized ornamental with a short stubby trunk. The beautiful, black, delicate leaves spring from the top of this tree and so do clusters of exquisite pink flowers. Each of the leaves are about 15 to 30 pairs of oblong leaflets, and because of its extremely rapid growth, it can reach up to 9 feet tall. This tree grows beautifully in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. This is definitely a must have tree for any garden.

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Black Baccara rose
Have you ever seen a black rose before? This plant is a must have if you want to add mystery and romance into your garden this spring. For years, hybridizers tried to breed a black rose and only 5 years ago it became possible. The Black Baccara is considered one of the blackest roses with the most beautiful velvety petals. This rose bush can grow up to four feet tall and is absolutely a desirable addition to any garden.

Colocasia esculenta ‘Black Magic’
This is a very dramatic large leafed plant that is absolutely radiant. The black leafs of this plant are considered elephant ears and can reach up to 6 feet high. Placing this plant in a silver colored container with silver-leaved foliage is absolutely breathtaking. This plant is also lovely in tropical themed gardens. This plant should be planted in an area with lots of sun and partial shade.

Cosmos atrosanguineus
This plant is also known as the chocolate or black cosmos. This beauty originated in Mexico and has a wonderful chocolate scent. The deep maroon flowers on this plant release the chocolate scent particularly on warm days. This is definitely a wonderful plant to place next to bright colors.

Ipomoea batatas ‘Blackie’
This plant is known as the sweet potato vine and has become an absolute favorite for container gardeners. This striking, almost black colored foliage is easy to grow and thrives in the summer heat. This plant looks wonderful draped over a container filled with tropical plants.

Midnight Mystique
As beautiful and mystifying as the name, this plant was developed by an English firm that purchased three “mother bulbs” in Holland for more than $250,000. With these three bulbs they propagated to 30,000 bulbs and sold them in the United Kingdom to bloom during the spring of 2006. This plant is sure to turn heads in the midst of red tulips or daffodils. The British have been buying these plants like crazy and for $15 a bulb Americans just might not be far behind.

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Phyllostachys nigra ‘Black Bamboo’
This is a new bamboo plant with young culms that are green when they break ground and then they turn almost completely black by the end of the first season. The mature culms turn to striking ebony black. You want to make sure that you place these in a container because they are runners. You can also try it as a hedge or develop it into a grove. This plant needs full sun to partial shade so that it can grow beautifully.

Sambucus ‘Black Beauty’
This elderberry is a beautiful black shrub that is popular amongst the garden fashionists. This plant has large lemon-scented pink flowers and they usually bloom during late June. This plant can be planted as a shrub or you can cut it back hard each spring so that you can use it as a bold perennial.

I hope that God willing you garden will definitely thrive this spring!!!