20 Beautiful Purple Flowers

Types of purple flowers: Here are 20 plants with purple flowers (name and pictures):

Lavender

Aromatherapists use Lavender in aromatherapy. They believe that the fragrance from the oils of the lavender plant helps promote calmness and wellness. Other uses of Lavender include flavoring foods and beverages and as a fragrance ingredient in soaps and cosmetics.

Purple Lavender Flowers

Purple Wisteria Flowers

Wisteria is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae (Leguminosae), that includes ten species of woody climbing twining vines. From these vines hang blue to purple flowers in spring and early summer.

Purple Wisteria Flowers.

Vervain

Vervain (Verbena officinalis) is a flowering plant that is indigenous to the United States growing naturally along roadsides and tall grassy fields flowering between June and September. 

Vervain Flowers

Purple Pansy Flowers

The garden pansy is a type of large-flowered hybrid plant cultivated as a garden flower. Pansies are often the first annuals to bloom in early spring.

Purple Pansy Flowers

Leather Flower (Clematis)

The standard clematis flower form is a large blossom with six or seven petals, measuring 5-6″ across. Clematis vines prefer sunny locations (at least six hours of sun needed for blooming), but the soil should be kept cool.

Leather Flower (Clematis)

Lilac

Easy to grow, tough as nails, deer resistant, and relatively free from major pests, Common Lilacs are one of the most effective flowering shrubs. 

Lilac Flowers

Irises

Plant irises in late summer to early fall when nighttime temperatures remain between 40 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit or above. These flowering plants produce showy flowers of a range of colors, including purple.

Irises

Crocus

Crocus is a genus of flowering plants in the iris family comprising 90 species of perennials growing from corms. From snow crocuses (the first to bloom) to giant Dutch crocuses, all just 2 to 4 inches tall, these blooms offer a variety in color (pinks, reds, oranges, yellows, purples, blues, and more).

Crocus

Lupine

Lupine flowers bloom in late spring and early summer and features showy, erect spikes of densely packed, sweetly scented, ultramarine blue and white flowers. But, there’s a variety that also blooms white and purple flowers.

Lupine Flowers

Hyacinth

Hyacinthus (Hyacinths) is a small genus of bulbous, spring-blooming perennials, fragrant flowering plants that come in a variety of colors—from bright pink to soft blue and purple.

Hyacinth

Gladiolus

Gladiolus is a classic purple perennial flower known for its tall flower spikes and large, colorful blooms. A great cutting flower, gladioli look spectacular in summer.

Gladiolus

Anemone

Delicate looking but sturdy, Anemones, also known as windflowers, offer pretty blooms to bridge the seasons in spring and fall.

Anemone

Calla Lily (Zantedeschia)

Zantedeschia (Calla Lily) is a beautiful plant. It adorns itself with its most beautiful flowers in summer. Whether used in borders, containers, or as cut flowers, they always provide a spectacular effect with their rich, cheerful colors and their breathtaking trumpet-shaped flowers

Purple Calla Lily Flowers

Larkspur (Delphiniums)

Larkspur (Delphiniums) are perennials grown for their showy spikes of colorful summer flowers in gorgeous shades of blue, pink, white, and purple.

Purple Larkspur Flowers

Heliotropium

Heliotropium arborescens (Heliotrope) is a tender perennial shrub in its native habitat but usually grown as a summer bedding annual in most other places. Its nectar-rich flowers and pollen attract bees and butterflies​/​moths.

Purple Heliotropium Flowers

Catnips (Nepeta)

Catmint (Nepeta) is a free-flowering, low-maintenance plant. Catnips are attractive; its billowing foliage has flower spikes in shades of white, blue, purple, or yellow. Many gardeners use purple-blue varieties as a substitute for lavender plants, where lavender is not hardy.

Catnips (Nepeta)

Zinnia

Zinnias are one of the easiest flowers to grow, as they grow and bloom heavily. Zinnia flowers can create a massive burst of color in any garden.

Zinnia

Ophrys Apifera

Ophrys apifera, known in Europe as the bee orchid, is a perennial herbaceous plant with several attractive small flowers, each of which has three large, pink, petal-like outer tepals, a large labellum resembling a bee, and two other inner tepals that look like antennae.

Ophrys Apifera

Callistephus

Callistephus is a beautiful annual and one of the most lovely summer flowers with its brilliant colors and its abundant blooms over a long season extending from early summer to fall. Flowers are as large as 3-5 inches.

Callistephus

Coneflower (Echinacea)

Echinacea (Coneflower) is a popular herbal remedy, primarily known for its potential to prevent or treat the common cold.  They are found only in eastern and central North America, where they grow in moist to dry prairies and open wooded areas.

Purple Coneflower

Cyclamen

Cyclamen is a little flowering plant that has sweet-scented, small (1/2- to 3/4-inch) blooms on long stems that stretch up above the foliage. It is a tuberous perennial, meaning it dies down to its thick roots (tubers) during its summer dormancy period, and then regrows each fall quickly.

Cyclamen

Columbine (Aquilegia)

Aquilegia, commonly known as Columbine or Granny’s Bonnet is an excellent garden perennial with attractive clouds of delicate, bell-shaped flowers.

Columbine (Aquilegia)

Garden Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)

Cosmos bipinnatus, commonly called the garden cosmos or Mexican aster, is a medium-sized flowering herbaceous annual plant that’s popular, low-maintenance, late-blooming, and typically grows 2-4′ tall.

Garden Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)

Evergreen Candiluft (Iberis sempervirens)

Iberis sempervirens, commonly called candytuft, is a low-growing, spreading, woody-based, herbaceous perennial or sub-shrub. It’s a little plant that has abundant clusters of 5-petaled purple flowers.

Evergreen Candiluft (Iberis sempervirens)

Prairie Gentian (Eustoma)

Eustoma (Prairie Gentian) is a biennial plant in the wild; in a garden, it is usually grown as an annual plant. A perennial eustoma is possible only as a potted plant.

Prairie Gentian (Eustoma)

Eryngos (Eryngium)

Sea Holly plants (Eryngium) are striking ornamental perennials grown for their arresting, thistle-like, silvery, or blue-tinted flower heads.

Eryngos (Eryngium)

Rhododendron

Rhododendrons are popular garden shrubs with colorful flowers that bloom mid-spring.

Rhododendron

Ipomoea

Ipomoea is an exotic climber for the garden, Ipomoea purpurea (Common Morning Glory) is a particularly pretty annual vine noted for its luminous heart-shaped flowers.

Ipomoea

Canterbury Bells

Canterbury bells plant (Campanula medium) is a popular biennial and perennial garden plant reaching about two-three feet tall. Big clusters of bell-shaped blooms cover sturdy stems up to 3′ tall. Flowers are a mix of soft pink, soothing blue, snowy white, or rich purple.

Canterbury Bells

Erica Cinerea

Erica cinerea, the bell heather, is a species of flowering plant that produces a colorful mat of dark green foliage, profusely covered with bright purple flowers in racemes from late spring to early fall.

Erica Cinerea

Purple is a calming, inspiring, and regal color addition to any landscape. There’s a range of purples in flowers, foliage plants, and even vegetables. Choose the purple flowers that best complement your garden and needs.

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