An Immaculate trailing gown in glossy BLACK VELVET of a  Princes in the Centre is what the featured image reminds  me of. See how the folds rise and fall.

The cultivar Black Velvet or Trailing Petunia ( English) ,Petunia hybrida ( Scientific name) belongs to the deadly Nightshade family Solanaceae .

A cultivated hybrid of the naturally growing Petunias in South America the BLACK VELVET is the ultimate flower  in the search of  a PERFECT  BLACK.

It is today a much sought after precious species.

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Perfect black

Held up  by a slender tube, Petunias can be seen in various colours and  a combination of colours as well.

These silken black blooms of the THE BLACK VELVET Petunias are seen at various stages in the picture below.

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Midnight beauties

A side profile of the tubular flowers of the Black Velvet Petunias show up tinges of the colour Burgundy in this magnificent  basket of glossy velvety Midnight beauties.

The Petunias belong to the same family as Egg Plants ( do see my blog titled THE BLACK BEAUTY).

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Basket of Velvet Blooms

The fantastic Black Velvet Petunia was spotted in this Enchanting Greenhouse in the Himalayas at the JW Marriott Walnut Spa & Resort, Mussoorie, India.

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A Greenhouse of Wonder

Is it not a wonder that this Princess in the overflowing Black velvet robes belongs to the same family as Potatoes and Tomatoes ?


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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

63 thoughts on “BLACK VELVET”

  1. Mukul…here is what I shared on Linked in and Facebook: My fellow nature blogger, Mukul Chand, recently wrote about a gorgeous variety of Petunia called Black Velvet.
    I’ve seen flowers approximate black, but usually they are really deep, deep purple. Muklul has kindly permitted me to share his photo of Black Velvet with you. I don’t subscribe to many blog sites, although I enjoy reading many of them, but I’ve found Enchanted Forests uniquely uplifting and informative.

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  2. Glad you liked my post. You might also like my posts about my recent trip to Costa Rica–lots of forests and flowers. Some have thought the photos were taken in Thailand. I have been to Thailand and actually Delhi but have no posts about either. Went there long before I started blogging.

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