22 Types of Purple Flowers in The World

Purple Flower
Purple Flower

Purple is a popular color for flowers. From light purple to dark colors are owned by various types of flowers. In general, the purple flower symbolizes peace, harmony, honor, respect, and royalty. It looks nice if purple flowers get together with warm red and cool blue in a flower arrangement.

Here we have compiled 22 types of purple flowers. They have beautiful colors and attractive shapes. 

1. Lavender

Lavender Type of Purple Flowers
Lavender Type of Purple Flowers

A very liked purple flower. Lavender has a sweet aroma that you can smell from afar. Even when this flower dries, the scent remains strong. The power of lavender scent is to provide aromatherapy and also repel mosquitoes. To grow lavender is to be exposed to full sun and planted in dry soil.

2. Lilac

Another popular purple flower is the Lilac. Its beautiful aroma and shape make everyone love it. Blooming in late May, the scent attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Unfortunately, the blooming time can only be witnessed two weeks of the year. 

3. Bellflower

Other names Campanula ‘Sarastro’. Shaped like a small bell with a choice of white and purple. Purple bellflower blooms in late spring. They will bloom beautifully even with rocky soil.

4. Clematis

Need a lot of space because this flower can grow to a height of up to 30 feet. Purple clematis blooms all summer long. There are several things to consider when planting clematis. They can produce more flowers if not pruned in two years. 

5. Salvia

At first glance, this flower is similar to lavender but is different. On long stems, flowers bloom in the form of a purple tube. Easy to care for, can be grown in full sun or shade. Salvia also doesn’t have a strong scent like lavender. Even so, many pollinating insects approach them.

6. Dwarf Iris

Of the many types of Iris flowers, the purple iris is a smaller version of purple. Therefore this flower is also called the Dwarf Iris. Become a symbol of wisdom and compliment. They grow up to 40 cm in spring. Flowers with tiny yellow petals with yellow stamens. 

7. Verbena

Blooms in a group. This beautiful little flower can be seen throughout the summer. Often a part of flower arrangements. Very fitting combined with other purple or white flowers. Good for growing verbena in moist soil. If the soil is dry it can prevent flowering.

8. Geranium

Flowers that have various colors, one of which is purple. Geranium blooms in late summer to late fall. It is perfect for arranging geraniums with spring flowers, such as hyacinths and daffodils.

9. Aster

Plants are functional because they can help other plants that need the help of a deep root system. Often considered Daisy with many petals and a reddish-yellow center. Good for growing Asters in cool and humid climates. To arrange purple daisies, you can combine them with autumn flowers, such as goldenrod, hyssop, and rudbeckia.

10. Canterbury Bells

Like other bellflowers, canterbury bells are small elongated bells. Although it is easy to grow anywhere, planting still requires patience and good care. 

11. Common Comfrey

Has a unique bell shape and hairy leaves. No need for extra care, because it can grow well anywhere. The leaves can be used as a traditional medicine to heal wounds and inflammation.

12. Candytuft

Flowers originated in Europe. More people know white candytuft, but purple candytuft also looks beautiful and can even grow on rocky soil. It was named ‘candy’ because it looks like cotton candy. It is better to keep these small plants of medium size.

13. Cyclamen 

Better known as an ornamental plant than a garden plant. Cyclamen can grow anywhere. These small flowers are sensitive to temperature, they can die in very cold or very hot weather. They are also sensitive to excessive watering. Therefore it is better to maintain and small pots and place them in a shady place.

14. Gladiolus

A tall flower that can match the sunflower. Gladiolus grows to a height of six feet. They bloom from midsummer for more than four weeks. 

15. Lunaria

Beautiful with four purple petals. Often known as Honesty. As the name implies, this flower shows the beauty of honesty among other flowers. Lunaria itself has the Latin meaning of ‘moon-shaped.

16. Liatris

One of the wildflowers. Liatris can sprout anywhere. They need extra water in the first week of growth. After that, they will develop on their own. What is unique about Liatris with other flower plants is that they grow from top to bottom. 

17. Lupine

Purple spikes with white stripes bloom on long stems. Lupine or Purple Swirl has a fragrant aroma that is released throughout the spring to summer. 

18. Mystic Merlin

Mauritiana ‘Mystic Merlin’ has another name which is French Mallow. Mystic Merlin is a flower from England. It has five purple to dark purple petals and has striking dark veins. You can make the flowers to be a decoration in the garden in summer and autumn. 

19. Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea Facts
Sweet Pea Facts

One of the flowers is known to be the most heat resistant of all. They can self-sow and re-grow year after year. Sweet Pea has a sweet color combination, namely pink and purple. Plus it gives off a sweet smell like perfume. 

20. Gloxinia

Shaped like a rose but smaller. Gloxinia includes hybrid plants that can reproduce quickly and produce many flowers. They will bloom for two whole months. But when they die, be sure to replant them right away.

21. Wishbone

Also known as Purple Moon Torenia, this is a velvety flower with a yellow tongue on the underside of the petals. The flowers are tubular. Wishbone will grow in direct sunlight and bloom from spring through winter.

22. Phlox

Creeping Phlox or Purple Beauty. A popular plant with purple flower clusters in the shape of a star with a deep purple eye in the middle. They can grow in rocky gardens, slopes, hills, and waterfronts. 

There are still many types of purple flowers. They look beautiful and elegant in their color. So it’s no wonder many are planting purple flowers in their home gardens. 

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