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Introducing Purple Flowers – 80+ Colorful and Exotic Plants to Add Elegance to Your Garden

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The purple color symbolizes luxury, inner peace, and ambition. For that reason or another, it is commonly used in interior design and decoration, including floral arrangements.

Purple floral arrangements are a great way of adding color and fragrance to your home. With the right care regime, you can get some purple flowering plants to bloom almost the entire year.

Here follows a list of 80 types of purple flowers.

purple flowers

80 types of purple flowers

Episcia spp. – Flame Violet

This plant is prized for its colorful, vibrant foliage and tubular flowers in lavender, pink or white. It likes warmth and humidity, so it is perfect for a terrarium.

Cultivation: Bright light such as an east window, but also under electric lights. Keep evenly moist and increase humidity.

Passiflora “Amethyst” – Passiflora caerulea

Passion Flower or Blue Passion Flower is a vigorous plant from Brazil that has deep green stems and fat green buds that uncurl the characteristic flowers, very complex in appearance. They consist of five white sepals, five white petals surrounding a circle of filaments in blue-purple, with a white band in the middle. There are also five golden-yellow anthers and brown stigmas. The flowers are egg-shaped, orange-yellow fruits. This one, in particular, has mauvish flowers and dark filaments. It is one of the most beautiful purple blooms.

Cultivation: Direct sunlight and regular pruning in spring.

 Passiflora caerulea

Pericallis x hybrida

Otherwise known as Florist’s Cineraria, this plant is a perennial with large clusters of daisy-like flowers and hairy, heart-shaped mid-green leaves. The flowers come in shades of purple, violet, blue, maroon, red, pink, or white and produce a blaze of color. There are also single, double, small, large, and star-shaped flowers- a wide array to choose from. The leaves are triangular, wavy-edged, and green. It is hard to beat for a nice summer impact.

Cultivation: Indirect, cool light, cool temperatures, regular moisture. Feeding isn’t necessary. Propagation isn’t easy, try it from seeds but don’t expect success immediately.

Pericallis x hybrida

Streptocarpus – Cape Primrose

This plant bears strappy leaves and trumpet-shaped flowers with a larger lip at the bottom and in a variety of colors. The most beautiful is “Yellow Purple Cap” with its two-tone flowers, lighter purple top petals, and deeper purple lower petals with yellow markings.

Cultivation: Medium-light and 10 hours of electric lights, moist soil.

Cape Primrose

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana – Flaming Katy

This is a succulent plant that comes in purple, red, yellow, and orange and has medium green succulent foliage.

Cultivation: Bright light, fast-draining potting medium and cut back spent flowers.

Flaming Katy

Euphorbia milii – The Crown of Thorns

This is a succulent with thick, fleshy stems and intimidating spines, hidden by a mass of fresh green leaves and small purple flowers.

Cultivation: It likes a warm sunny spot with full sun in the winter and partial shade in the summer, low humidity, and a minimum of 10 degrees C.

The Crown of Thorns


Crocus plant is available in shades of purple, violet, and almost blue and bronze and they flower in mid winter for several weeks. They look like elongated eggs before they unfold. One of the most beautiful is the autumn-flowering purple-blue Crocus specious, as well as Crocus sativus.

Cultivation: Crocuses need gritty compost, a cool place, and a temperature around 17 degrees C. Mice can pose a problem.


Erica gracilis

This is a charming species with its small purple, bell-like flowers borne on very long spikes between autumn and winter. It is a purple-flowering species ideal for hanging baskets where its bell-shaped blooms will be appreciated.

Cultivation: Gradually introduce the plant to a higher temperature to avoid leaf drops. Mist once a day. Provide partial sun.

Erica gracilis

Curcuma alismatifolia – Siam Tulip

Native to Thailand, this plant bears tulip-shaped violet flowers on tall stems between dark green leaves in late spring and early summer.

Cultivation: It will thrive in a warm room with high humidity, such as a bathroom or kitchen. Feed every 2 weeks from mid-spring to late summer.

Siam Tulip

Hyancith orientalis

This is a favorite for indoor displays with spikes of purple, white, pink, or red blooms that appear in spring. Wild hyacinth is also one of the most intensely fragrant flowers. All parts are toxic.

Cultivation: Keep the soil just moist in the winter and water consistently when shoots and flowers appear. They require low humidity and filtered sun.

Hyancith orientalis

Sinningia speciosa – Gloxinia

This annual flowering plant is a perfect candidate for potted arrangements with its velvety purple-and-white flowers that contrast charmingly with its ovate green leaves.

Cultivation: Well-drained soil and partial shade.


Anemone nemorosa

Anemone is a perennial plant that boasts lovely purple flowers in early spring. Plant them under trees or shrubs outdoors just so you will have them return each year.

Cultivation: Rich, slightly acidic soil, partial shade, and moderate watering.

Anemone nemorosa

Muscari species – Grape hyancith

This is an easy-to-grow bulb with its dainty cones of slightly fragrant purple flowers and grassy foliage.

Cultivation: Provide filtered sun and low humidity, along with temperatures of up to 18 degrees C.

Grape hyancith

Vanda hybrids – Vanda Orchid

A bit of a challenging plant, this tropical orchid has large colorful blooms, most commonly purple and patterned, that make the effort worthwhile. They appear in spring and summer.

Cultivation: It needs a high humidity level. Grow it in a vase or an open basket without compost. Mist once a week with a ready-made orchid fertilizer spray.

Vanda hybrids - Vanda Orchid

Lisianthus eustoma grandiflorum – Prairie Gentian

This annual species has cup-shaped, purple blooms that add temporary color in spring and summer. It is most often seen as a cut flower, but dwarf houseplants are also popular during the summer months.

Cultivation: Filtered sun and low humidity. Apply a high-potash fertilizer every 2 weeks from spring to autumn. Deadhead after flowering.

Prairie Gentian

Browallia speciosa

This is a violet bush from Colombia that makes a glorious display of large flowers in fall in winter, especially as a potted plant. However, its trailing stems also qualify it as a hanging basket plant.

Cultivation: Direct sunlight except at noon in summer. Keep moist at all times. Pinch old shoots.

Browallia speciosa

Brunfelsia pauciflora “Macrantha”

This is a Brazilian shrub commonly known as Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. It metamorphoses from purple to violet and eventually white. The flowers are flat, five-lobed, and fragrant, while the leaves are lance-shaped, leathery, and flossy.

Cultivation: Direct light except at noon in summer, normal room temperature, moist at all times and use a standard liquid fertilizer every two weeks. Provide high humidity.

Brunfelsia pauciflora "Macrantha"

Campanula isophylla

This is a pretty species often nicknamed falling stars or Italian bellflower because it is from northern Italy. It makes both a lovely potted plant or a hanging basket, bearing star-shaped violet-blue flowers in summer and fall.

Cultivation: Indirect light, normal room temperature, regular moisture, and root tip cuttings in potting soil or water to propagate.

Campanula isophylla

Exacum affine – Persian Violet

This plant produces fragrant violet flowers with yellow centers and small glossy green leaves. It produces leaves in the first year and flowers in the second. It is a bushy biennial that grows to a maximum height of 15 cm and produces a succession of scented-lilac flowers with orange stamens during summer.

Cultivation: Filtered sun and slightly higher humidity. Grow from seed in early spring.

Persian Violet

Hydrangea macrophylla – Mop-Head Hydrangea

This is a large shrub that has apple-green leaves and large, purple flower heads in summer. As such, it will brighten up a dull interior, but won’t be happy indoors long-term, so bring it outdoors in summer.

Cultivation: Light shade, moderate humidity, temperature of 10-20 degrees C, and rainwater instead of tap water.

Hydrangea macrophylla

Saintpaulia cultivars – African Violet

This is a classic indoor plant that has small round flowers in purple, white or red that produces masses of blooms throughout the year. The leaves are dark green, sometimes maroon beneath.

Cultivation: Filtered sun, moderate humidity, monthly fertilizing and watering from below, on a tray of water.

African Violet

Streptocarpus hybrids – Cape Primrose

This is a free-flowering group of plants with purple, blue to red blooms, bicolored, or with patterned petals from spring to autumn. The stems are slim and leaves lance-shaped and green. Quite easy to grow, yet will decorate a windowsill quite beautifully for many years to come. Some of the purple varieties are Streptocarpus “Polka Dot Purple” with white flowers decorated with a delicate purple lacy pattern, Streptocarpus “Falling Star” which is the award-winning species, and Streptocarpus “Targa” that bears velvety-looking flowers with a slight sheen in two tones of purple.

Cultivation: Light shade, moderate humidity, watering from below, applying a high-potash fertilizer monthly, and repotting each spring, but keep it somewhat root-bound.

Cape Primrose

Ceropegia linearis subsp.woodii – String of Hearts

This flowering plant has thread-like stems, tiny heart-shaped leaves that fall over the sides of the pot, hence the name. The leaves are patterned, grey-green with purple undersides and the flowers are small purple tubular, emerging in summer.

Cultivation: Filtered sun, moderate humidity and grow it in a hanging basket.

 String of Hearts

Tilandsia cyanea – Air Plant

Otherwise known as the pink quill, this plant has dark green strappy leaves with an oval flower head made up of pink bracts and small violet flowers. Display them in glass jars or shells.

Cultivation: Ensure filtered sun, high bathroom humidity, misting with a specialist Tilandsia fertilizer.

Related: Tillandsia Ionantha – Air plant

Verbena “Homestead Purple”

Homestead Purple is a very popular trailing species that can grow up to 1 foot tall whose clusters of dark purple flowers bloom from spring through fall. It is a very vigorous and profuse grower that spreads easily.It is safe for dogs.

Cultivation: Water regularly and plant in well-drained soil.

Verbena "Homestead Purple"

Duranta erecta – Sky flower

Skyflower is an evergreen shrub that produces showy bluish-purple flowers in spring until late fall. The flowers are accompanied by berries, but these are highly poisonous.

Cultivation: Full sun, frequent watering, and temperature of 30 degrees F.

Duranta erecta

Agapanthus – Lily of the Nile

Lily of the Nile of African Lily is an exotic-looking plant with its brightly colored purple flowers arranged in clusters and long, glossy leaves. Splendid as it is, the Lily of the Nile is also easy to cultivate and pest and disease-free.

Cultivation: Plant in chalky or sandy soil that’s alkaline or slightly acidic and well-drained.

Ipomoea purpurea - Morning Glory

Ipomoea purpurea – Morning Glory

Morning Glory is an exotic annual climbing plant with its heart-shaped leaves and deep purple trumpet-shaped flowers with white throats from summer to autumn. It is best treated to grow on the fence.

Cultivation: Morning glory Ipomoea purpurea needs full sun, well-drained soil, normal temperature. Propagate from seed.

 Morning Glory

Callistephus chinensis – China Aster

China Aster is a stunning annual plant from China that will reward you with profuse purple blooms in summer and fall. It is ideal for flower beds and containers.

Cultivation: Provide partial sun for China Aster Callistephus chinensis, chalky or loamy soil kept moist but well-drained, alkaline, or neutral.

China Aster

Baptisia australis – Wild Indigo

Blue False Indigo is perfect for dried floral arrangements or flower beds, even shared windowsill containers. The flowers are arranged on upright and thin stems with the company of abundant leaves. It grows in zones 4-9.

Cultivation: Wild Indigo Baptisia australis needs partial sun and regular moisture.

Wild Indigo

Iris reticulata – Dwarf Iris

Dwarf Iris is a perennial bulb native to Turkey that has grassy leaves and purple flowers with interesting yellow patterns close to the throat. It looks as if butterflies are hovering close to the ground the sight from afar.

Cultivation: Full sun to partial shade. Medium moist soil. Deer resistant.

Iris reticulata - Dwarf Iris

Lathyrus odoratus – Sweet Pea

Native to Sicily, Sweet Pea is often used as a cut flower, on a trellis, in pots, or border gardens. It is also considered an endangered species. Their flowers come in a variety of shades including purple and seduce with their fragrance.

Cultivation: Keep the soil moist. Fertilize with a high potash fertilizer during the growing season.

Sweet Pea

Erica cinerea – Bell Heather

This is a distinctive plant and easy to identify with its small deep purple bell-shaped flowers arranged on thin stems. Its nectar invites all kinds of pollinators. It is also considered a rare and endangered wild treasure.

Cultivation: Bell heather requires full sun and well-drained acidic soil.

Bell Heather

Eryngium – Sea Holly, Sea Thistle

Sea holly is a striking floral addition to any garden with its unique-looking bluish-purple flowers and often silvery-gray stems. Peeking from the center is a green or blue cone surrounded by bracts in various shades including purple.

Eryngium Deadhead any spent leaves. No fertilizing is needed.

Solanum dulcamara – Bittersweet nightshade

Bittersweet nightshade is a slender shrub that produces heart-shaped flowers with yellow stamens that appear in May through September, glossy green foliage with prominent venation and berries. It is highly toxic to people and animals. It is considered more like a weed.

Cultivation: It is not too picky about soils, but it prefers well-drained. Provide partial shade.

 Bittersweet nightshade

Aconitum napellus – Monkshood

Evocative of lavender, Monkshood has upright spikes that are densely packed with purple flowers. The foliage is grass-like and green. Beautiful even as cut flowers or dried floral arrangements.

Cultivation: Monkshood Aconitum napellus can do with any type of soil that’s moist and well-drained.


Ophrys apifera – Bee Orchid

The lips of the Bee Orchid plant look like bees with its brown and yellow markings, hence the common name. The appearance of it is easily distinguishable and the flowers appear in July and June. Bee Orchid originates from the UK.

Cultivation: Provide Bee Orchid with moist, humusy soil and avoid fertilizing.

Bee Orchid

Syringa vulgaris – Common Lilac

Lilac syringa is one of the foolproof flowering trees that enlivens and adorns outdoor gardens and backyards with its small purple flowers that give off delightful fragrances in late spring. The foliage is blue-green. It can also thrive in containers but needs good air circulation and light.

Cultivation: Lilac Syringa vulgaris requires full sun and some light shade, moist and well-drained soil. Inspect for powdery mildew.

Common Lilac

Calla Lily – Zantedeschia sp.

Calla Lily in purple is not such a common sight, yet very charming for sure. Grow them in containers or outdoors, even beside a sunny window. The foliage is bright green, long and glossy.

Cultivation: Calla Lily needs to be watered and fertilized regularly for optimum growth. Bring them indoors during winter. It thrives in zones 8-10 and its flowers bloom in spring and summer. Not safe for dogs.

Calla Lily

Campanula medium – Canterbury Bells

Reaching around two feet, Canterbury Bells is a popular, graceful, and elegant plant for any indoor or outdoor garden. It thrives in zones 5-10.

Cultivation: Add organic mulch to the soil. Watch out for slugs and snails.

Campanula medium - Canterbury Bells

Buddleia davidii – Butterfly Bush

Butterfly bush is a fast-growing deciduous shrubby species that produces purple, pink, white or yellow flowers that attract marauding butterflies and birds. It is also known as Summer Lilac. It doesn’t grow in zones 3 or 2, but it performs best in zones 5-10.

Cultivation: It isn’t picky about soil, as long as it is well-draining. Provide full sun. It is invasive in most regions.

Butterfly Bush

Dianthus caryophyllus – Carnation

Dianthus caryophyllus is endemic to Europe and extremely popular in household cultivation. It is available in an array of shades including purple. They express love and fascination.

Cultivation: Quick-draining, neutral or mildly acidic soil and full sun.


Wisteria sinensis – Chinese Wisteria

Wisteria sinensis is a perennial twining plant from China that produces an abundance of small purple flowers on bare branches in late spring and the leaves appear after the flowers. It can grow up to 40 feet tall.

Cultivation: Full sun to partial shade. Fertile soil that drains well. Drought tolerant.

Chinese Wisteria

Platycodon grandiflorus- Balloon flower

Balloon flower is a clump-forming perennial flowering species. Each purple flower is puffy and resembles a balloon, hence the very name, but opens and becomes lovely purple stars. It blooms all summer and grows to be more than two inches tall.

Cultivation: Balloon flower Platycodon requires rich, loamy, and well-draining soil that’s in between alkaline and acidic.

Balloon flower

Sisyrinchium – Blue-Eyed Grass

Blue-eyed grass is a perennial type of wild grass ideal for rock gardens and it is native to North America. It produces fluffy purple flowers with yellow centers. It attracts butterflies.

Cultivation: Well-draining and moist soil. Full sun and some partial shade at the peak of summer. Mulch with organic matter outside. Deadhead after flowering.

Blue-Eyed Grass

Arundina graminifolia – Bamboo orchid

A Myanmar native, Bamboo Orchid is a fast-growing, clumping terrestrial species that looks very fragile, but in fact, it succeeds in less-ideal climes. It has narrow, medium green leaves and precious, slightly larger purple flowers arranged in sprays of five buds each and three pink sepals. It is also called Volcano Orchid.

Cultivation: Regular watering, organic and well-drained soil, fertilize twice a year, and cut the flower stems down to soil level when blooms are finished. Not prone to pests.

 Bamboo orchid


Reminiscent of lavender, this is also a species that produces small, fragrant purple flowers on somewhat long stalks. It attracts butterflies.

Cultivation: Full sun to part-shade and quick-draining soil.


Scaevola aemula – Fan Flower

Each flower of this plant consists of five purple petals arranged in a flat cluster that is also fan-shaped, hence the name. It is a low-growing plant and forms a beautiful ground cover. Long-lasting flowers are accompanied by thick stems and toothy leaves. Try “New Wonder” which is blue-purple.

Cultivation: Fairy fan flowers should be watered and fertilized regularly and allowed to dry out between irrigations. Watch for slugs and snails.

Fan Flower

Heliotropium arborescens – Fragrant Heliotrope

Unusual leaves, stunning flowers, intoxicating perfume, and strong shapes – this is Fragrant Heliotrope. It has thick, oval leaves with a strong pattern of sunken veins. And these crevices trap rainfall and help the flowers to emit their lovely fragrance. Flower heads hold purple, trumpet-shaped flowers on stiff stems.

Cultivation: Fertile, organic and well-drained soil. Provide morning sun with some shade in the afternoon. Pinch young plants and fertilize regularly. Deadhead fading flowers.

 Fragrant Heliotrope

Impatiens walleriana

This is an easy-to-grow plant and a very popular one. It has heart-shaped medium or dark green leaves. It shines in saturated solid hues of purple, red or pink, with single or double flowers. Darker flower tones can tolerate more sun.

Cultvation: Bright shade outdoors, richly organic soil, mulch occasionally, increase humidity and fertilize monthly using a soluble formula and a slow-release fertilizer in the summer.

Impatiens walleriana

Spathoglottis plicata – Philippine Orchid

This orchid has purple flower clusters in shades of purple, lilac, and lavender that last three months and attract hummingbirds and butterflies. They stand on stems above bright green foliage, thick, strappy, and pleated. It is a plant of easy-growing nature, in beds or containers.

Cultivation: Fertile soil that contains compost and ground barks. Fertilize with a granular formula four times a year. Propagate by division.

Philippine Orchid

Angelonia angustifolia – Summer Snapdragon

It is a sweet and small plant that has bold, colorful, and long-lasting purple flowers and narrow green leaves shaped like little fence pickets. Marauding bees love them too.

Cultivation: Narrowleaf angelonia should be watered and fertilized regularly every other week. Deadhead faded blooms. Look out for mealybugs and aphids.

Summer Snapdragon

Bougainvillea spp.

This plant brings broad smiles at first glance with its purple, pink, yellow, or orange bracts embracing tiny white flowers. It also bears long, dark green leaves or variegated with cream.

Cultivation: Water regularly when flowers appear. Delay repotting and fertilize regularly every month. Move pots into a sunny and warm spot during the winter.


Scrambling Clock Vine – Thunbergia battiscombei

This vine comes from tropical Africa with shiny, light green, and heart-shaped leaves and violet flower clusters that start as fuzzy white, then elongate into a tube and flare open with bright purple trumpets.

Cultivation: Scrambling sky vine needs a bright spot in a sunny room and fertile soil in beds or pots. Begin fertilizing when new growth appears.

bengal clock vine

Dichorsiandra thysiflora – Blue Ginger

The name stems from its ginger-like stems. It has glossy, dark green leaves spirally arranged along the upright stems and deep purple-blue flowers. It thrives in zones 10-12.

Cultivation: Grow it in well-drained, shady spots with adequate moisture and high humidity.

Blue Ginger

Eichhornia crassipes

If you are into soft, pastel colors, you will love this plant. It spreads to 50 cm and boasts pale violet flowers marked with bright blue and gold in upright spikes. The leaves are rounded, glossy green, and arranged in rosettes. It thrives in zones 9-12.

Cultivation: It thrives in warm to full sun. Propagate by division.

Eichhornia crassipes

Impatiens zombensis

This shrubby plant comes from Malawi and bears purplish flowers with white-spotted throats. It thrives in zones 10-12. It grows approximately 2 feet tall.

Cultivation: Partial shade, moist, and quick-draining soil.

Impatiens zombensis

Nymphaea “Bob Trickett” -Waterlily

Nymphaea is a tropical hybrid plant with fragrant and medium-large petals with yellow centers, along with bright green leaves. “Bob Trickett” is a cultivar with purple flowers, while you can also find pink, yellow, and white ones.

Cultivation: Provide still water, annual fertilizing, and replant every 4 years. Check for aphids.


Tilandsia coulescens – Air Plant

Bolivian and Peruvian species, this species have compact, spiraled, gray-green foliage and red bracts with purple flowers. It grows in zones 10-12.

Cultivation: Plant it in sphagnum moss or driftwood, even bark, and coarse sand. Mist regularly and water moderately. Provide part-shade.

Tilandsia coulescens

Worsleya rayneri

Discovered in Rio de Janeiro, Worsley first introduced it to gardens and it is still an expensive rarity. It has wide trumpets with white to deep lilac-blue petals.

Cultivation: Never allow the soil to dry out. Add granite chips to the compost.

Worsleya rayneri

Baleria cristata – Philippine Violet

Misleadingly called Philippine Violet, it is, in fact, native to India and Burma. It is a densely branched shrub that produces small clusters of two-lipped flowers in violet-blue to mauve, pink or white.

Cultivation: Position in a sheltered, humid position in partial shade.

Philippine Violet

Bouhinia x blakeana – Hong Kong Orchid Tree

This is a hybrid plant first discovered in China and adopted later as Hong Kong’s floral emblem. It is an evergreen, densely foliaged tree with mildly fragrant purplish flowers.

Cultivation: Full sun and light, fertile soil. Propagate from seed.

Bouhinia x blakeana

Trevesia granulosa

Native to Brazil, this is a fast-growing species with long flower clusters in purple or violet. The branching stems are thick and woody, while the leaves are lance-shaped or oblong, green and shiny, slightly hairy below and along the edges.

Cultivation: Moist,humus-rich soil, and reliable moisture.

Cattleya skinneri

Cattleya Orchid or Flower of San Sebastian is a beautiful species of up to 12 flowers in one spike in rose-pink to purple with some orange in the throat. It thrives in zones 10-12.

Cultivation: Plenty of light and a coarse potting mix.

Cattleya skinneri

Laelia gouldiana

These orchids are closely related to cattleyas with their richly colored flowers and neat, elegant shape. Purple to mauve flowers are borne in short sprays that look marvelous when brought indoors. It thrives in zones 11-12.

Cultivation: Strong light, open orchid compost in a small pot and higher humidity.

Laelia gouldiana

Phalaenopsis hybrid Bill Smoothey

This is a floriferous plant with upright flower spikes and colorful combinations in purple, white or pink.

Cultivation: Filtered light, constant moisture, rich and open compost.

Phalaenopsis hybrid Bill Smoothey

Bougainvillea x buttiana “Mrs Butt”

This is a hybrid plant, large, woody, vigorOus grower with green leaves, purplish-red bracts, and green spines. Bougainvillea glabra is another purple species in the genus.

Cultivation: Full sun, do not overfertilize, and provide strong support.

Bougainvillea x buttiana "Mrs Butt"

Thunbergia erecta – King’s Mantle

Also called Bush Clock Vine, this plant has large tubular deep sky blue to purple flowers during the summer months of July and August. The bell-shaped flowers have golden yellow throats. The leaves are glossy green and long. It can be a small potted plant or an open shrub.

Cultivation: Provide at least 5 hours of bright light every day, the temperature of 18-27 degrees C, keep fibrous soil moist. Maintain high humidity.

Bush clock vine

Phalaenopsis- Moth Orchid

Moth Orchid bears numerous sprays of showy flowers that look like large moths in flight. It has leathery, lance-shaped leaves and flowers in different shades such as snow white, all pink, rose, or purple.

Cultivation: It needs bright light, temperature between 18-21 degrees C, good air circulation, medium to high humidity, and fresh air.

Moth Orchid

Freesia x hybrida

Freesia produces highly scented flowers that grow in groups along the branching stem. Single and double flowers are available in purple, white, pink, or orange. They do best in a cool, airy room or porch.

Cultivation: Full light except at seedling stage. Winter temperature above 5 degrees C. Mist in the early morning if the temperature is high. Amend the soil with sharp sand or perlite.

Freesia x hybrida

Lilium bakerianum – Lily

Lilies are among the most charming and elegant flowering bulbs with their magnificent, large, bell-shaped flowers in white or cream with purple, red, or pink markings. They can be grown in pots too.

Cultivation: They mostly need full sun, temperatures around 15 degrees C, moist soil at all times, and place it on the well-ventilated location.

Lilium bakerianum - Lily


The body of the cactus is obscured by pale yellow spines. This one is the most popular and the easiest to grow, with its attractive lilac, pink or red flowers.

Cultivation: Full sun, monthly watering, and good air circulation.


Chrysanthemums make wonderful cut flowers that last a long time if cut before they are fully open. They have daisy-like purple flowers with yellow centers.

Cultivation: Give a constant supply of fresh water and fairly bright light, but no direct sun.


Catmint Nepeta

This is a hardy plant that needs a very little pampering and care. It has dull gray leaves and lavender-purple flowers that are always a pleasant sight in spring and summer. It is hardy from zones 3 and grows to be less than 4 feet tall.

Cultivation: Light, pleasant shade with enough light. Drought tolerant. Deer and rabbit resistant.

Catmint Nepeta

Dendrobium Orchid

Dendrobium Orchid is relatively easy to grow and it makes a stunning desktop display in a medium white pot. Its purple flowers last for up to 10 weeks.

Cultivation: Provide temperature around 20 degrees C and reduce watering in the winter.

Dendrobium Orchid

Blackcurrant Swirl Moonflower – Datura metel

A species of the genus Datura, this plant is a shrubby species whose blooms open at night. It has large, trumpet-shaped flowers, though all parts of it are toxic.

Cultivation: Light soil, plenty of bright light, and liberal watering in summer.

Browallia speciosa

Browallia is endemic to South America and produces five-petaled leathery flowers with a silvery eye in the center, the reason why it is also called Amethyst Flower. Use it to decorate flower beds, rock gardens, or containers.

Cultivation: Amethyst Flower appreciates partial shade, feeding in spring and summer with nitrogen fertilizer and regular moisture.

Browallia speciosa


A comparatively new and modern plant, cyclamen produces small flowers about 2 cm long in shades of purple, pink, rose, red and some of them are scented. They flower in autumn, winter, or early spring. The leaves are round, pale green or marbled, and mottled with white. One of the most fragrant flowering plants is C. persicum, an evergreen Mediterranean species.

Cultivation: Lots of humidity and water, the temperature at around 18 degrees C. Protect from draught and shade from the bright sun.


Bear’s Breeches – Acanthus mollis

This plant produces white and purple flowers on thicker stalks and it adds height to a flower bed. The foliage also has an interesting unique venation pattern. Its purple flowers bloom in early spring.

Cultivation: Well-draining soil, regular moisture, and part-shade.

Acanthus mollis

Scabiosa – Pincushion flower

This plant is ideal for making ikebanas or dish gardens. It has very thin stems that hold puffy purple balls and tiny green leaves. Combine this plant with other taller plants and some trailing ones for a powerful effect.

Cultivation: Provide partial shade and display them in a large pot outside.

Acanthus mollis


The planet of different types of purple flowers is large and diverse. Light or dark purple, star-shaped blooms, trumpet-shaped or bell-shaped blooms, they are simply beyond compare. Equally beautiful either as hanging baskets, containers,s or ground cover plants, they will enliven the spirits of those who spend time in their vicinity with their intoxicating aromas.

Whatever species you choose: Lily of the Nile, Blue-eyed Grass, Balloon Flower, Butterfly Bush, China Aster, Wild Indigo, Dwarf Iris, Bittersweet Nightshade, or Cattleya Orchid, you can’t go wrong.

Hopefully, this list has narrowed down your options, but any type of purple flowering plant is so hard to resist.

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