The\nAmazing Flower Black and White\n\n\n\nHave you ever stopped and gazed at a black and white flower? These are the most beautiful flowers on the market today in my opinion. What you may not know if that the black color in the flower is not black. In fact, its more of a deep purple color. \n\n\n\nIf you put a black and white bloom in your garden, you will come to see that its beautiful color is intriguing to look at. It blends in well with red, white and pink roses. \n\n\n\nWhat Are Black and White Flowers?\n\n\n\nLet us look\nat some of the most popular black and white flowers:\n\n\n\nQueen of the Night Tulip \u2013 these flowers can grow up to twenty-four inches. They don\u2019t require a lot of water or sun. the Queen of the Night Tulip is the darkest flower that has ever been made. They come in a mahogany and maroon color. They are often the most beautiful type of flower for most people to observe because of its natural colors.\n\n\n\nThese flowers\nstart to bloom in the later part of the spring. \nThese flowers are tough and often stay intact in heavy rain and wind. The\nHorticultural Society gave them the Award of Garden Merit. This is an award\nthat is not easily obtained. \n\n\n\nThis flower grows\nmainly in the daylight with full sun. The\nsoil is best kept medium moisture. It grows\nbest in the dry summer heat and cool winters. \nNew York is one of the best places to grow this type of flower.\n\n\n\nIf you plan\non planting Queen of the Night Tulips, you should plant them in the fall\nmonths. Tulips are best known for representing\nthe spring months. There are currently\nover three thousand types of tulips in the world today. They vary in different colors. \n\n\n\nBlack\nHollyhock \u2013 These\nblack plants have a deep dark blue\/purple looking petal. There is a small amount of red in them as\nwell. They come from the Alcea rosea\nseed. The color is a deep mahogany. They grow in the summer. Black Hollyhock flowers grow to be around sixty\ninches in height. When they are fully\ngrown, they have more of a black looking color. \nMost people that have college gardens use these plants. You can plant this flower alongside of your fence\nor alongside of your staircase. \n\n\n\nThese dark flowers are known for attracting butterflies,\nbees and hummingbirds. The Black\nHollyhock is a fast-growing plant. These dark purple flowers (look black), have\na deep root system. On the surface,\nthese plants will wilt. They will often\ndie in the winter months and then return in the summer months when the sun\ncomes out bright and your garden has warmth. \n\n\n\n\nThey have a self-seed\nprocess. They are considered a perennial flowering plant. \n\n\n\nBlack Widow Cranesbill Geranium \u2013 These dark plants have a mystery to them. They look crinkle cut in their foliage and is a rather distinguished flower. The flowers on the Black Widow Cranesbill Geranium are rather small. They grow in many ways. The flowers should be cut back after they bloom. They should have the full sun or a partial shade on them. They will look like they are either purple or black. They bloom in the summer and spring. \n\n\n\nBlack\nBaccara Rose \u2013\nThis rose needs no introduction. Buying\nsomeone one of these means that you went out of your way for them because they\nare not easily found. This rose is a hybrid. These roses can live for around 14 days when cut. These grow best between the spring and fall\nmonths. \n\n\n\nIf you are\nplanting the Black Baccara Rose outside, you should plant them during the\nspring and summer months. These can grow up to six feet tall. \n\n\n\nChocolate\nCosmos \u2013 The Chocolate\nCosmos were first found in Mexico. It\nhappened in the 1800\u2019s. Their petals\nfeel a lot like velvet. They are planted\nbest in locations that are warm. Its\nbest to start growing these flowers in small pots and then when ready, plant them\nin your garden. \n\n\n\nThey need\nwell drained soil and lots of mulch to make them grow best. Butterflies tend to\nlove Chocolate Cosmos. You will often\nfind them sitting on top of the flower or simply flying by. If you like butterflies, having these in your\nbackyard will give you a bright smile. \n\n\n\nIt\u2019s\nimportant to not overwater these flowers. \nI would suggest not to use fertilizer as it produces extra foliage that\nis not necessary. It takes away from the drank plants beauty. \n\n\n\nThese can\ngrow up to thirty inches in height. The Chocolate\nCosmos will die off in the winter and come back to life in the spring. The great thing about this flower is that\nthey often take years to reach a mature state. This means that each year, you\nsee them developing into a stronger flower. \n\n\n\n\nBlack\nPetunia \u2013 Who doesn\u2019t\nlike petunias? The black petunia was\ninvented by Ball Flora Plant. Gardener Jianping\nRen took 4 years to develop this flower. You may have heard this flower being\ncalled \u201cblack velvet\u201d as well. If you\ntouch it, the flower feels like velvet. \n\n\n\nThe dark\npurple leaves (appearing to be black), blend in well with white carnations and\nroses. You can also combine these with\nsome pink petunias to bring out more colors in the garden. You will often not find the black petunia being\nsold in stores. They are often a specialty flower and you should look online\nfor purchasing. \n\n\n\nAs you can see, the black and white flower is different in the sense that it is not normally what you would see in a garden. However, when purchased, they do stand out. I find that giving someone a black rose for a romantic occasion allows them to see that you think highly of them. They are not like the traditional red or white rose. Instead, they stand out as someone that took the time to get someone unique for you. They make great anniversary and Valentine\u2019s day gifts. Happy growing!