Purple Flowers

Purple Flowers

Do you like purple flowers? The color purple is a color that attracts a lot of attention. Much is used above all for its ability to convey a sense of peace and harmony , two things that can not be missed in any garden. Even in those that only have cactus, a few purple plants can get the place to have that touch that helps you to be relaxed.

purple flowers

Would you like to have plants with purple flowers? Fortunately, there are many that are easy to get and take care of, such as the more than known lavender , which is a shrub that is also used in aromatherapy because of the sweet smell of its leaves. But this is not the only plant that I am going to suggest …



The Saffron or Crocus sativus is a bulbous plant with purple flowers planted in autumn and blooms in spring . The flowers are quite large if we compare them with the rest of the plant, since they can measure 5-7cm in diameter. The leaves are very thin, green, and have a length of 10-15cm. It can be located in both direct sunlight and semi-shade.


The Digitalis are biannual plants with violet flowers, that is to say, that their life cycle is completed after two years. It grows to a height of 40-50cm, sometimes reaches 70ccm, and has very curious flowers in the form of a trumpet or thimble . It is ideal for temperate climates, placing them in an area protected from the direct sun.



The petunias are extraordinarily resistant and one of the purple flowers of more intense color. It is one of the first to bloom in spring . As it does not grow much-it remains about 30-35cm high-it is perfect to have in a pot. And if the winter is too cold, with temperatures below 5ºC, you can choose to buy without problems an envelope of seeds or new specimens in spring, it is very economical. To give you an idea, both the envelopes and the already blooming plants can cost 1 dollar.



Osteospermum ecklonis

Known scientifically with the name of Osteospermum ecklonis , is a perennial herbaceous plant of very fast growth. Reaches a height of 40cm, and can be used as floor coverings in gardens with warm or temperate climate. She is very grateful and adaptable , to the point that sometimes she needs pruning to control it.

We have another article about Osteospermum. Not all Osteospermum varieties are purple.


The Bougainvillea is a deciduous or perennial climbing plant depending on the climate that grows in temperate-warm regions around the world. Although what we call flowers are actually bracts (the flower itself is that little white that leaves the center), I think it could not be missing from this list, since the bracts sprout in the spring and until autumn does not end its period of flowering.

Bougainvillea SPECTABILIS

Blue Flag Or Iris Versicolor


The lily, or blue flag, is a rhizomatous plant that is planted in autumn and blooms in spring whose leaves reach a height of about 20-30cm. The flowers are grouped in fan-shaped inflorescences and can be of different colors: white, red, pink, … and of course purple. It is very resistant and adaptable, being able to cultivate so much inside house as in the garden, in semi-shade or in full sun.


Liatris spicata

The Liatris is a perennial herbaceous plant whose leaves and flowers emerge from a corm (underground reserve organ) in spring. It reaches a height of about 40cm, but undoubtedly the most striking are its blue-lilac flowers, which are grouped in spike-shaped inflorescences . And the most incredible thing is that it is an off-road plant, suitable for beginners, which only needs to be in full sun and little water.



The roses are all wonderful, but having a purple flower in the garden or in a pot is quite an experience. There are several that produce flowers of this color, but we especially recommend the ‘Purple Dream’ and ‘Rhapsody’ , the latter as well as being beautiful gives off a very pleasant aroma. Like all these plants, they have to be in semi-shade or in full sun and water very often.

Myosotis sylvatica

The miosotis or forget-me-not is a rhizomatous perennial herb that reaches a height between 20 and 50cm. The flowers , although they are very small – of hardly 1cm or 1,5cm- and simple composed by five petals, are produced in such quantity that sometimes can give the sensation of which they try to hide the leaves ; when? During spring. It is grown above all as a potted plant, as it is so pretty that you want to have it indoors in a bright room or as part of a colorful flowerbed in the garden.

Do you know other plants with purple flowers ?

Don Burke

I am Don Burke, one of the authors at My Garden Guide.  I am a horticulturist that cultivates, grows, and cares for plants, ranging from shrubs and fruits to flowers. I do it in my own garden and in my nursery. I show you how to take care of your garden and how to perform garden landscaping in an easy way, step by step.I am originally from Sydney and I wrote in local magazines. Later on, I have decided, more than two decades ago, to create my own blog. My area of specialization is related to orchid care, succulent care, and the study of the substrate and the soil. Therefore, you will see many articles dedicated to these disciplines. I also provide advice about how to improve the landscape design of your garden.

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