These White Flowers with Black Centers don’t just walk the trend but are super easy to grow!
Jazz up your garden with a splash of monochrome magic with these white flowers encircling black centers, and watch your garden become the trendiest spot on the block! However, not all of these have a witchy black center but a dark shade that will complement your garden just right!
We Have Some More Black and White Flowers For You
Best White Flowers with Black Centers
1. Oriental Poppy ‘Royal Wedding’
Botanical Name: Papaver orientale
Though oriental poppies have a short flowering season from late spring to early summer, they produce the most gorgeously ruffled petals with tiny black dots on the innermost petals.
2. Tidal Wave Silver Petunia
Botanical Name: Petunia ‘Tidal Wave Silver’
This Petunia cultivar features pure white petals with a dark purple throat that gives it a gray-scale look from a distance. Sprawl these from a hanging basket, or let them go wild along garden beds for the best display!
3. Pantaloons’ Foxglove
Botanical Name: Digitalis purpurea
Flaunting bell-shaped flower heads that cascade down, the white petals of the foxglove are ruffled, encircling black centers. Foxgloves are a perfect addition for those looking to attract natural pollinators and hummingbirds to their yard.
4. Anemone De Caen ‘Carmel White’
Botanical Name: Anemone coronaria
Incredibly easy to grow, this anemone variety showcases small white flowers with a tint of lavender around a dark center. It looks best when displayed in containers.
5. Pansy Giant White Black Face
Botanical Name: Viola x wittrockiana
Pansies are timeless, ever since their cultivation in the 1800s. While they come in many shades, those with dark blue centers and white petals add a stark contrast to any colorful floral display.
6. Asiatic Lily
Botanical Name: Lilium ‘Citronella’
These 6 petaled lilies feature trumpet-shaped white flowers encompassing a dark center. With prominent stamens, these flowers spread to about 6-8 inches in diameter.
7. Flower of the Hour
Botanical Name: Hibiscus trionum
Also called “Flower-of-an-hour, ” these flowers have larger petals with a very dark center, showing off a couple of bright orange stamens. Give them plenty of sunny hours for healthy growth.
8. Gerbera Majorette
Botanical Name: Gerbera jamesonii
A prominent cultivar of the Gerbera Daisies, the ‘Majorette’ flaunts large white flowers with a frilly black center. Mix it up with its colorful variants for a vibrant cut flower display.
9. Black-eyed Susan Vine
Botanical Name: Thunbergia alata
Standing by their name, black-eyed Susans feature a prominent black center with white petals that also come in a cheery yellow color. Just give them some support, and they will wind up their way on their own.
10. Sappho Rhododendron
Botanical Name: Rhododendron “Sappho”
Named after the Grecian poet Sappho, this large shrub-like plant features big white flowers with a dark magenta center encircling prominent white stamens.
11. Hillside Black Beauty
Botanical Name: Actaea simplex
Blooming from late summer to early fall, these groundcovers send out thick white plumes around a black central stem. Popular as ‘Bugbane’, they are resistant to common garden pests.
12. White Batflower
Botanical Name: Tacca integrifolia
Truth be told, this flower does look a bit wicked! The upper petals of this flower, characterized by a striking black-purple center, are notably large and expand widely in their natural habitat.
13. White Hot Spot Lily
Botanical Name: Lilium ‘White Hot Spot’
With its 3 to 5 large blooms per stem, this lily features large white petals with a spotted black center. Predominantly found in early to midsummer, these lilies are perfect for cut flower arrangements and garden borders.
14. Candle Larkspur
Botanical Name: Delphinium elatum
Yet another tall flowering plant, the Candle Larkspur, shows off spikes of blue, purple, and white blooms. Plus, their dark centers make them a strong contender on this list.
15. Lapland Cornel
Botanical Name: Cornus suecica
Native to Asia and Europe, these 4 petalled white flowers feature dark brown-black stamens and send out a sweet fragrance when crushed.
16. Amethyst Hibiscus
Botanical Name: Hibiscus cannabinus ‘Amethyst’
Deriving its name from its resemblance to cannabis, the Amethyst Hibiscus presents large flowerheads in the wild. With purely white petals, this hibiscus variety stands out with dark purple centers that often take a blackish hue.
17. White Buttercup
Botanical Name: Turnera subulata
Contrary to its common name, the White Buttercup, or ‘white alder,’ is more akin to the passionflower. It displays white flowers that subtly shift to yellow near the dark center, making for a visual treat!