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Purple Flowering Plants

7 Really Gorgeous Purple Flowering Plants for Your Garden

Purple is one of the most preferred flower colors when it comes to creating variation in a flower garden. Here are some fascinating purple flowering plants for your garden.
Gardenerdy Staff
Last Updated: Aug 3, 2018
Bloom Purple Rhododendron
Purple flowering plants are great options for creating a color scheme in a flower garden. Instead of growing a uniform color shade of yellow, orange, red, or pink, many gardeners prefer a mix of purple or blue. Purple flowers are widespread in any season, especially in the spring season.
Two Rhododendron Flowers
This is so as pollinators are attracted to blue and violet colors. There are a variety of purple flowers in various shades and types.
Most Sought-after Purple Flowering Plants
Foxglove
Cowlflap (Digitalis purpurea)
It is a biennial plant giving rosette leaves in first season and blooms in the next. It grows well in partial shade, sandy loam soil. For better blooms add nitrogen fertilizers to the soil.The flowers are deep purple, tubular and poisonous.
Campanula
Campanula purple flowers and blue sky
Campanula, commonly referred to as bellflower, is a favorite for flower gardens, especially due to its great variation. There are dwarf species (height less than 10 cm) as well as woodland species, which can grow up to 2 meters.
You can select any of the annual, biennial, or perennial species based on your garden planning. They grow well in moist, well-drained soil. They should be exposed to partial shade conditions.
Rhododendron
Rhododendron in bloom
Rhododendron is a deep purple flower with brown streaks, that is best suited for planting in summer months. The soil should be slightly acidic (pH 5.5 - 6.5), moist and well-drained.
Purple Rhododendron Flowers
Regular watering is essential as the plant cannot tolerate drought conditions. Rhododendron plants should not be exposed to direct sunlight and harsh winds. Mulching is advisable so as to keep the soil moist and control weeds.
Aster Blue Autumn
Blue purple autumn aster flower
Aster blue autumn is a summer-flowering plant, which blooms in bunches of deep purple flowers. The plant is resistant to downy mildew disease and is a favorite plant for growing in containers, borders and flower beds.
Violet Aster Isolated
Adaptable to any well-drained soil, it needs moderate watering to avoid root rot and other diseases. This flower requires long daylight condition for flowering.
Monkshood
Aconitum nipponicum
Monkshood is a perennial plant that comes in different colors; the most popular is the white and purple color species. It grows well in moist, clay soil supplemented with leaf litter and organic fertilizer.
During blooming season, the Monkshood plants should be exposed to full sunlight. The characteristic feature of the plant is its typical zygomorphic, hood-shaped flowers that blooms in raceme inflorescence.
Delphinium
Closeup of blue delphinium flowers
Though Delphinium plant is difficult to grow, the flowers are so beautiful that it is worth growing. This perennial plant should be planted in deep, moist, well-drained, and neutral to slightly alkaline soil.
Make sure to protect the plants from harsh winds, as they have hollow stems. Delphinium plants should be supplemented with organic fertilizers every year. You can propagate by cutting after 2 - 3 years in order to restore the vitality of the plant.
Pansy
Horned pansies and purple rock cress
Pansy violets or simply pansy is one of the most widely cultivated garden flowers. The pansy flowers resemble face markings; they are fragrant and edible. It is very easy to grow and maintain pansy plants.
Pansy thrives well in moist soil, hence regular watering is necessary for proper growth of the plant. It is disease and pest resistant, and is available in a wide variety of colors. As Pansy can be grown in any season, it is often considered as a flower for all seasons.
Purple Rhododendron
These are some beautiful purple flowers that you can consider growing in your garden. Based on the planning and garden layout, you can choose purple flowering annuals or perennials. You can also fill up trellis (if any) with violet flowering vines.