10 Most Gothic Flowers for the Garden

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These Gothic Flowers carry a deep and dark vibe that will create a bit of a mysterious charm in your garden.

Gothic flowers are characterized by their dark, mysterious, and often dramatic appearance. They symbolize mystery and are perfect as focal points in your garden.

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Best Gothic Flowers

1. Panda Face Ginger

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Botanical Name: Hedychium spp.

Panda-Face Ginger’s gothic flowers have markings like a panda’s face and dark green leaves, bringing a dark yet sweet charm to gardens.

2. Sooty Black Adder Flower

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Botanical Name: Salvia nemorosa ‘Sooty’

With dusky petals resembling sooty brushstrokes, Black Adder flowers are one of the best choices to add a dark element with shades of pink.

3. Black Poppy

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Botanical Name: Papaver somniferum

The Black Poppy is recognized for its fragility, showcasing delicate, papery, blue-black blossoms with white stamens, giving them a mysterious look.

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4. Hello Darkness


Botanical Name: Bearded Iris

These gothic flowers are distinguished by their bluish-black petals that give off an eery appearance. The petals contrast beautifully with the green leaves of the plant.

5. Penny Black

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Botanical Name: Nemophila menziesii

Penny Black flowers feature dark, velvety petals of dark purple with edges of white. Their enchanting appearance adds a dark element to the gardens.

6. Black Hyacinth

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Botanical Name: Hyacinthus orientalis

These velvety blossoms carry a rich fragrance, and you can also grow them in shallow pots to keep them indoors for that gothic charm!

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7. Persian Lily

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Botanical Name: Fritillaria persica

The Persian Lily boasts dark, pendulous blooms with a deep purple hue hiding the bright stamens. Its slender stems and downward flowers definitely scream gothic!

8. Black Barlow


Botanical Name: Aquilegia vulgarise Black Barlow

The Aquilegia Black Barlow is a magnificent purple-black flower with a bright yellow-green center. It is a must-have if you’re going for a gothic-themed garden!

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9. Bat Flower

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Botanical Name: Tacca chantrieri

The Bat flower belongs to the family Taccaceae and is renowned for its unusual yet striking flowers. It is well-known for its intricate looks and velvety dark foliage.

10. Dragon Arum


Botanical Name: Dracunculus vulgaris

Dragon Arum is a herbaceous perennial that emerges from a corm. It produces black spathe that surrounds a pink spadix, making it look like it belongs to the Batman’s garden!

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