Purple is the color of royalty, and if you’re searching for the most stylish Purple Flower Names for a garden, these 68 Types of Purple Flowers will end your quest.
Botanical Name: Verbena
The tall flower stalks of verbena bearing a cluster of stunning purple blooms growing in a mass create a scenic vista. You can use them in place of ornamental grasses as well. Check out this article at BHG to learn about types of verbena.
2. Butterfly Bush
Botanical Name: Buddleja
Long and narrow tufts of tubular flowers are rich in nectar and attract butterflies.
Botanical Name: Sinningia speciosa
Large trumpet-shaped flowers have a velvety touch to them and can grow annually.
4. Sweet Pea
Botanical Name: Lathyrus odoratus
Beautiful cut flowers and fragrant too! Learn about more cut flower plants here.
Botanical Name: Helleborus
In winters when other flowers tend to die, hellebores continue to fight against the winter blues.
6. Purple Hibiscus
Botanical Name: Hibiscus
Whether you grow rose of Sharon or tropical hibiscus, both have purple flowering varieties.
7. Calla lily
Botanical Name: Zantedeschia
Often called as Arum lily, this purple flowering plant is native to Southern Africa.
Botanical Name: Zinnia
Easy to grow for beginners, it’s cheerful bright flowers appear in many colors.
Botanical Name: Hydrangea macrophylla
Flower color of hydrangeas depends on soil pH, and you can adjust it to have purple flowers.
10. Chinese Wisteria
Botanical Name: Wisteria Sinensis
When it blooms, it’s a sight to withhold with clusters of drooping flowers but keep its growth in check as its invasive.
11. Eryngos (Sea Holly)
Botanical Name: Eryngium
A head-like cluster of small spiny bracts accompany the little purple flowers which present an intriguing form.
12. Pincushion Flower
Botanical Name: Scabiosa
The thin, wiry stem holds the flower heads up that sway gently in the wind.
Botanical Name: Rhododendron
There are many stunning purple rhododendron varieties you can choose from.
Botanical Name: Petunia
You can opt for many purple petunia cultivars. Learn how to grow it here.
15. Pasque Flower
Botanical Name: Pulsatilla
The fuzzy look of this plant can be attributed to the fine hairs that cover stems, leaves, and even flower buds.
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Botanical Name: Viola Tricolor
The five-petaled flowers are pretty and come in a mix of colors like purple, yellow, white, and violet-blue.
Botanical Name: Fuchsia
Fuchsia flowers come in colors of pink, purple, red, white, etc. They’re perfect for hanging baskets.
18. Morning Glory
Botanical Name: Ipomoea
An excellent tropical climber that bears funnel-shaped blue, white, pink, or purple flowers and can also be trained over fence, pergola or arbor. Don’t forget to check out these pergola plants.
Botanical Name: Aster
These daisy-like perennials bloom in late summer to autumn, making the garden cheerful.
20. Prairie Gentian
Botanical Name: Eustoma
The five-petaled flowers resemble roses in shape and also go by the name Lisianthus.
Botanical Name: Lupinus
Lupine growing in the wildflower meadows are a treat to watch! The flowers grow on tall and showy spires.
Botanical Name: Syringa
Blooming in late spring, lilacs are deciduous shrubs that are highly fragrant.
24. Blazing stars
Botanical Name: Liatris
Grass-like foliage and flowers both grow on a single stem that grows upright.
25. Annual Honesty
Botanical Name: Lunaria Annua
Its notable part is the seed-heads which gleam with a silvery glow and are oval and translucent. Also, bright, fragrant flowers bloom in spring and early summer.
Botanical Name: Heliotropium
Dense clusters of small purple flowers are fragrant and used in perfumes.
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27. Hardy Geranium
Botanical Name: Geranium Bohemicum
The dark purple-veined flowers in the truest shade of “Orchid Blue” are a treat to watch.
28. Geraldton Waxflower
Botanical Name: Chamelaucium uncinatum
The long stalk on which this waxy Australian flower grows makes it a great addition to flasks as a cut flower. Don’t miss these DIY flower vase ideas!
Botanical Name: Gladiolus
Florists love to add it to bouquets and various floral arrangements. Plus, the spiky plant stands out in the garden due to the tall stature.
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Botanical Name: Digitalis
For the best garden border, grow the foxglove flowers in the back row. They also go well as thrillers in container plant combinations. Learn more about Thriller-Spiller-Filler planting technique here.
Botanical Name: Dendrobium
If you are new to the world of orchids, this is the one to go for sexy purple dendrobium.
Botanical Name: Aquilegia
Birds are attracted to the exquisite columbine flowers which keep the bird lovers in a merry mood.
Botanical Name: Crocus
Sweetly fragrant flower heads attract bees and are a colorful reminder of a revival of the weather after gloomy winters.
Botanical Name: Cyclamen
One of the most popular flowering houseplants for sure.
Botanical Name: Iberis
Flowers grow so low as if appearing out from the ground which makes them excellent groundcovers.
Botanical Name: Echinacea
They are easy to grow, attract pollinators, tolerate heat and drought, and look stunning! Coneflowers are truly amazing.
37. Common Comfrey
Botanical Name: Symphytum Officinale
Comfrey is a medicinal herb. It has tubular purple flowers that appear as if they are dropping down from the hairy foliage and stem.
38. Garden Cosmos
Botanical Name: Cosmos bipinnatus
Blooming for months this ornamental beauty can grow just by scattering the seeds, and we love it.
Botanical Name: Melastoma
Melastoma genus has beautiful flowering shrubs, some of them have true purple flowers. You can also grow melastoma in pots easily.
40. Cattleya Orchids
Botanical Name: Cattleya
Cattleya genus has beautiful hybrid scented orchid varieties available in many colors, but the original cattleya comes in the bright purple color.
Botanical Name: Dianthus Caryophyllus
“The Flowers of God” is another name they go by.
Botanical Name: Alcea
Numerous flowers cover the tall spikes which can grow as tall as 9 feet.
43. Canterbury Bells
Botanical Name: Campanula medium
As the name suggests, the flowers are bell-shaped and also attract pollinators like butterflies and bees.
44. China Aster
Botanical Name: Callistephus Chinensis
Blooming profusely from early summer to fall, you can enjoy them on patio or deck in small containers.
45. Camas Lily
Botanical Name: Camassia
Also known as wild hyacinth and Indian lily, it has beautiful purple, blue or white flowers, depending on the cultivar.
46. Blue-Eyed Grasses
Botanical Name: Sisyrinchium
Technically, it’s a member of the Iris family, not a grass. Although the foliage resembles grass due to thin blade-like appearance.
47. Wild Indigo
Botanical Name: Baptisia Australis
Pea-like deep violet, purple flowers and woody stems are the characteristic feature of this plant.
48. Bee Orchid
Botanical Name: Ophrys Apifera
Uniquely shaped Bee orchid mimics the female bee in shape and thus attracts the male flies.
Botanical Name: Anemone coronaria
Anemones come in colors like red, pink, white, magenta, purple, and blue. You can also grow them in pots.
50. Lily of the Nile
Botanical Name: Agapanthus
Clusters of bright purple, blue or white flowers form a rounded shape over a tall stalk that looks incredible.
51. Stachys monieri
Botanical Name: Alpine betony
Low growing foliage is bestowed with tall spikes and clusters of flowers in mid-summer.
52. Wolf’s Bane
Botanical Name: Aconitum
Also known as monkshood because of the upper sepals of the florets resembling the hood of the monks, it’s an interesting addition to any space.
Caveat: All parts of this plant are highly toxic.
53. Ornamental Allium
Botanical Name: Allium
Ornamental onions in the garden are as loved as edible onions in the kitchen.
Botanical Name: Salvia spp
You can find salvia flowers in colors of red, blue, and purple. They attract hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies.
Botanical Name: Nepeta
There’re many ornamental varieties of this common herb that produce beautiful purple flowers.
56. Balloon Flower
Botanical Name: Platycodon grandiflorus
Before the plant blossoms into a star-shaped glory, its puffy buds look like a balloon, hence the name.
57. Iris Pumila
Botanical Name: Iris Pumila
It’s sword-shaped green foliage, and deep purple flowers are enough to fascinate anyone.
58. Bell Flowers
Botanical Name: Campanula
These ornamental flowers are one of their kind because of the unique bell-like shape.
59. Leather flower
Botanical Name: Clematis fremontii S. Watson
Don’t get confused by the name. It’s the foliage that’s leathery not the urn-shaped flowers.
Botanical Name: Lavandula
The sweet-smelling flowers will definitely elevate your mood if you are stressed out. Learn how to grow lavender here.
61. Lily of the Incas
Botanical Name: Alstroemeria
The magnificent blooms of this lily symbolize friendship and devotion and also goes by the name Parrot Lily.
63. Bell Heather
Botanical Name: Erica Cinerea
It’s also known as Velvet night and blooms from late spring to early fall.
64. Yesterday Today Tomorrow
Botanical Name: Brunfelsia pauciflora
Although it attracts by its beauty, the nightshade is a deadly plant that has poisonous flowers and berries.
Botanical Name: Hyacinthus orientalis
Long narrow leaves and dense clusters of charming flowers of this spring bulb is what makes it a gardener’s favorite.
67. Evening Primroses
Botanical Name: Onagraceae
The seeds are rich in omega-6, but it’s the attractive goblet-shaped flowers that add value to it.
Botanical Name: Bougainvillea glabra
The purple cultivar of bougainvillea is as stunning as others.