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15+ Dramatic Flowers That Can Turn Your Garden Into a Gothic Masterpiece

Spring will soon be knocking on our doors, which means it’s time to start thinking about what to plant in our gardens. If you like experimenting and feel the need for something exotic and extravagant to wow your guests, flowers of saturated dark colors may be just what you’re looking for. Ditch white daisies and red roses and try flowers adorned in all shades of darkness.

We at Bright Side made a selection of plants with gothic character that can add some mystery and drama to your flowerbeds, and we hope our choices inspire you to go out and shop for some seeds.

The Fritillaria meleagris from the lily family, also called the chess flower, have petals with unusual checked patterns.

Alcea rosea ’Nigra’ is also called the black hollyhock, though its petals are more of a dark violet-brown than black.

Black petunias will create a fascinating contrast for brightly-colored flowers in your garden.

There are around 300 species of the iris flower, and some of them can boast really dark hues.

Orchids can be dark too.

You can also think of planting some dark violas.

Who said sunflowers are all yellow and brown? Meet their dark brothers.

Black primulas with white edges look delicate and spooky at the same time.

Tulips can also surprise you with their variety of dark colors. Just choose a shade you like the most.

It’s hard to imagine a garden without a lily. Even the most mysterious gardens should have some.

The bat flower can become the king of your gothic flowerbed.

If you like succulents, have a closer look at the Aeonium arboreum.

Calla lilies also have some nice dark varieties.

If you don’t want flowers that are all black, you can take a closer look at roses with saturated red colors. Some of the varieties can even bear stripes.

Black Helleborus can look pretty exotic in any garden.

These Anemone flowers are black only in the center, and they can add some colorful spots to your dark flowerbed.

Which of these flowers would you like to grow in your garden, and why? What are your favorite flowers? Tell us in the comments!

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