Black and White Flowers: The Best of Black and White Flower Combinations

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In nature, flowers are usually brightly colored and come in pretty much any color, but not black. The pigment that flowers use to color their petals don’t produce black; breeders have worked hard to create varieties of black-looking flowers.

The black tulip was one of the earliest developed, but now there are varieties of these flowers. By selecting flowers with very high levels of pigments and cross breeding them, it’s possible to create dark purple colored petals and leaves. For that reason, all `black` flowers are very dark purple.

The white flower symbolizes peace, purity, and has the impression of heaven. People usually give white flowers as a form of honesty, openness, appreciation, and innocence. When white flowers are used in weddings, it symbolizes the perfection and simplicity used by the bride.

Black flowers have a unique beauty compared to other colors. But black and white provide a different kind of elegance.

This article offers you information on the following:

• Types of black flowers
• Types of white flowers

Types of Black Flowers

• Bat Orchid (Tacca chantrieri): This is a unique and rare type of orchid. This flower gets its name from its appearance; it is shaped like a flying bat; its dark brown color also adds to its mystery. Scientist believes that this flower can fight cancer.

• Black Dahlia (Dahlia): This flower is deep burgundy in color. When this flower is combined with bright white flowers, it creates a beautiful and elegant arrangement. They look stunning in bouquets or as part of a centerpiece.

• Tulip (Tulipa): This flower is also known as the “Queen of the Night.” It is unique and exotic. They look especially useful when paired with white and red flowers in a bouquet.

• Calla Lily (Zantedeschia): This flower has a dark purple color and is shaped like a trumpet; they are tough to find. It is often used in wedding bouquets and gives a dramatic air. It symbolizes loyalty and resurrection.

• Hellebore (Helleborus): This is a rare, poisonous flower that blooms in the early months of spring. It has a deep purple color but commonly found in pink and white
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• Black Velvet Petunia (Petunia Hybrida): This flower has an almost black color due to a formula made perfect by breeders (horticulturists).

• Black Baccara Rose (Rosa): These roses often bloom into a deep red or purple color that looks black. It has a dramatic and attractive impression which makes it very popular and they also smell fantastic.

• Viola (Viola): They are also called “Molly Sanderson.” These flowers start to bloom in spring; they do great both in and out of containers. They go well with yellow colored flowers.

• Black Magic Hollyhock (Alcea rosea): They are in some form of wild marshmallows, with dark petals that have a hint of red, that adds to its beauty.

• Iris (Iris germancia): This is a fragrant flower known by the name “Before the Storm.” Use them in outdoor events as they thrive in sunlight.

Chocolate Cosmos (Cosmos atrosanguineus): Chocolate cosmos have a maroon color, they are a black flower from Mexico and also smell like vanilla and hot chocolate.

Now that we know the list of the most popular black flowers, now it’s time for us to see the list of best white flowers.

Types of White Flowers

• White Rose (Rosa): White roses symbolize timeless beauty and elegance; they represent true love. They stand for purity, hope, and virtue, and they have many other meanings like admiration.

• White Tulip (Tulipa gesneriana): Tulips are an absolute beauty to the eye and are one of the most favored flowers in the world. They bloom in spring and symbolize the beauty of new life; it also symbolizes forgiveness.

• White Orchid (Platanthera blephariglottis): White orchids are considered the rarest type of orchid. It is viewed as a symbol of purity, innocence, divine beauty, and virtue. When paired with black flowers, they add an exotic ambiance to the floral arrangement.

• White Lily (Lilium candidum): This flower has an exquisite shape, and because of this, it makes a delicate floral arrangement. White lilies symbolize virginity and purity.

• White Calla Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica): White calla lilies have a unique shape. They have a long, slim stem with a sizeable trumpet-shaped flower at the top, and they symbolize faith and purity.

• White Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus): This simple flower offers a lot of classic beauty; it is often used on festive days or at weddings. They are a symbol of purity and good luck.

• White Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare): The daisy is a common flower; they come in varieties of colors. Daisies symbolize purity, love, and innocence. They grow year-round but are mostly found in the summer.

• White Daffodils (Narcissus): This flower has a heavenly beauty to it, and it symbolizes new beginnings and friendship. It is known as a soaring flower of all times and announces the rebirth of nature. It is also a sign of good luck and wealth.

• White Camellia (Camellia japonica): Camellias are mostly known as decorative flowers but are also known to be used in making teas. They symbolize affection and love; it also stands for “you’re adorable” in the language of flowers.

• White Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora): Magnolia’s are known for their full bloom; these flowers do not have petals but have tepals instead. They symbolize feminine sweetness, purity, dignity, and beauty. They are the official state flower of Louisiana and Mississippi. They can be paired with black flowers for an elegant arrangement; they are also known to be used in the making of some traditional Chinese medicine.

• White hibiscus (Hibiscus waimeae): White hibiscus symbolizes fertilization and purity. It is not just used for decorative purposes but also for its healing properties used in curing diseases.

The combination of any of these black and white flowers makes a passionate pairing; its mysterious and elegant look makes it a favorite with contemporary interior designers. It adds a splash of elegance and boldness when used in wedding bouquets, centerpieces, and other floral arrangements.