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21 Types of Violet Flowers | Best Violet Color Flowers

One of the most striking colors, violet, makes quite a statement! These different Types of Violet Flowers are great to enliven the beauty of any garden!

Violet symbolizes purity, calmness, spirituality, and luxury. You can bring all these virtues to your home or garden by growing different Types of Violet Flowers in containers, borders, or flower beds!

Check out our article on the best pink flowers here.

Best Types of Violet Flowers

Some of the flowers in the list may not be exactly violet and have hints of purple and blue to them.

1. African Violets

Types of Violet Flowers

Botanical Name: Saintpaulia

USDA Zone: 10-12

Height and Spread: 1-2 / 1 feet

African violets form a cluster of violet, white, or purple flowers in many shapes and sizes. They can be single or double, with ruffled or ringed petals. It prefers bright indirect sunlight and well-draining soil.

2. Verbena

Botanical Name: Verbena officinalis

USDA Zone: 6-10

Height and Spread: 1-2 / 1 feet

Verbena produces a cluster of mauve-colored flowers all summer long. Its low height also makes it an excellent pot plant. Grow this beautiful variety in well-drained moist soil.

3. Lavender

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Botanical Name: Lavandula

USDA Zone: 5-9

Height and Spread: 2-5 / 1-2 feet

The mind-blowing fragrance of lavender flowers is known for relieving stress. Lavender’s deep purple flowers are ideal for hedges and garden beds.

Learn how to grow Lavender here

4. Clematis

Botanical Name: Clematis ‘General Sikorski’

USDA Zone: 4-9

Height and Spread: 4-8 / 2-3 feet

The hybrid varieties of clematis produce violet, purple, red, or bicolor flowers. ‘General Sikorski’ shows off dark lavender color flowers with a red tinge in the center.

Here are the best types of Clematis you can grow

5. Bellflower

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Botanical Name: Campanula rapunculoides

USDA Zone: 3-10

Height and Spread: 2-6 feet / 1-2 feet

The small, bell-shaped violet flowers of this species are arranged beautifully on green stems. They enjoy both full sun and partial shade, with regular watering. It is one of the best types of violet flowers you can grow!

6. Dwarf Iris


Botanical Name: Iris reticulata ‘Violet Beauty’

USDA Zone: 5-10

Height and Spread: A foot / Less than a foot

‘Violet Beauty’ has beautiful bright flowers on an upright plant. It works well in full sun. The plant is ideal for growing on the edges and in the spring garden.

7. Catmint

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Botanical Name: Nepeta ‘Aroma Violet’

USDA Zone: 4-8

Height and Spread: 2-6  / 1-2 feet

Disease, drought, and heat-resistant catmint is ideal for ground cover. It produces violet-colored flowers with fragrant foliage. This herb thrives in full sun with regular watering.

8. Balloon Flower

Botanical Name: Platycodon grandiflorus

USDA Zone: 3-8

Height and Spread: 1-3 / 1-2 feet

Star-shaped, violet flowers have dark blue veins running on each petal. Balloon-like buds blossom throughout summer. It does well in full sun or partial shade.

9. Salvia

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Botanical Name: Salvia lycioides X greggii ‘Ultra Violet’

USDA Zone: 4-9

Height and Spread: 1-4 / 1-3 feet

This beautiful, eye-catching variety showcases bright violet flowers on upright stems with dark green foliage from mid-summer to frost. Best for flower beds or borders.

10. Pasque Flower

Botanical Name: Pulsatilla vulgaris

USDA Zone: 5-9

Height and Spread: A foot tall and wide

This ornamental spring-flowering variety features purple-violet, crocus-like flowers. It grows best in fertile, well-drained soil under full sun.

11. Allium


Botanical Name: Allium stipitatum ‘Violet Beauty.’

USDA Zone: 3-9

Height and Spread: 2-4 / 1-2 feet

The Allium ‘Violet Beauty’ flowers in late spring to early summer, producing fragrant flowers in violet shade. It thrives in full sun to part shade in well-draining soil.

Have a look at the best types of Alliums here

12. Bush Clock

Botanical Name: Thunbergia erecta

USDA Zone: 10-12

Height and Spread: 4-6 feet / 1-3 feet

With fragrant and beautiful violet-purple flowers, this plant is a must-have for hedges and borders. It performs well in sunlight shade and is relatively safe from pests.

13. Delta


Botanical Name: Viola x wittrockiana

USDA Zone: 5-7

Height and Spread: 4-6 inch tall / 6-8 inches wide

It is a hybrid variety that is loved by any pansy lover and you can find these huge flowers almost 1.5-2 inches in length. Other varieties are ‘Pure Red,’ ‘Pure Lemon,’ ‘Neon Violet, and ‘Orange Blotch.’

14. Wolf’s Bane


Botanical Name: Aconitum

USDA Zone: 3-7

Height and Spread: 6-8 feet tall / 1-2 feet wide

The flowering plant derives its name from the fact that the flower resembles a monk’s habit. You can choose to plant this toxic plant in your garden if you do not have children or pets around. Choose to grow in partial shade, and in well-drained soil.

15. Wild Indigo


Botanical Name: Baptisia australis

USDA Zone: 3-19

Height and Spread: 3-5 feet tall, 3–4 feet wide

You can choose to plant these extremely easy-to-grow flowers that look like purple spikes! It is best to plant wild indigos in full sunlight and in well-drained soil.


‘Viola’ Violet Flower Varieties

16. Crowfoot Violet

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Botanical Name: Viola pedatifida

USDA Zone: 3-8

Height and Spread: Less than a foot tall and wide

This one is a unique, stemless plant with bright purple flowers. It thrives well in bright sunlight and can also tolerate drought to some extent.

17. Wild Pansy

Botanical Name: Viola tricolor

USDA Zone: 4-9

Height and Spread: A foot tall and wide

Wild pansy shows off overlapping petals in purple, violet, or white color. It performs well in well-drained soil under semi-shade or no shade.

18. Northern Bog Violet

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Botanical Name: Viola nephrophylla

USDA Zone: 6-8

Height and Spread: Less than a foot tall and wide

The 5 petal flowers of these plants are deep violet. It is also an endangered species and threatened in New Hampshire.

19. Early Blue Violet

Botanical Name: Viola adunca

USDA Zone: 4-8

Height and Spread: Less than a foot tall and wide

It is a compact plant with heart-shaped leaves. The flowers are deep violet with 5 petals, each. This one is also listed as endangered. Both the leaves and flowers are edible.

20. Common Dog Violet

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Botanical Name: Viola riviniana

USDA Zone: 4-8

Height and Spread: Less than a foot tall and wide

Native to Africa, it is also famous as wood violet. The plant is a perennial and grows 5 petals, light purple flowers from April to June.

21. Florist’s Violet

Botanical Name: Viola odorata

USDA Zone: 4-8

Height and Spread: Less than a foot / 1-2 feet

Growing scented, dark violet or white flowers, florist’s violet is famous for its sweet fragrance that’s used in many cosmetics and perfumes.

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