13 Best Purple Perennial Flowers

Purple perennial flowers are something you don’t often see. That’s because their shades are unique.

This makes them a great addition to your garden.

The best thing about the different purple colored flowers below is that they come in different forms and sizes. As such, you’ll have some options no matter which section of your yard you want to grow them in.

 

Purple Perennial Flowers

Lavender

Lavender

Lavender is probably the most well-known purple plant. The unique looks of this flowering shrub makes it memorable. Plus, you’ve probably heard or used it often be it with essential oils, perfumes or other beauty products.

Lavender best grow together. It is seldom that you just see a few spikes. Instead, they’re often an entire bed or field of them.

These lovely purple perennials are hardy to USDA zones 5 to 9. They enjoy full sun and well-draining soil. And, will bloom during summertime.

 

Coral Bells

Coral Bells

Coral bells are herbaceous perennials that come in many colors. Among my favorites are the purple and pink variants. But, you can go with white, red, orange or coral as well.

I love the purple coral bells because they have a deep purple color that makes them stand out.

Plus, it’s not often you see foliage plants of the color.

That said, they do get their names from the small bell-shaped flowers they produce. These attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Thus, coral bells are a good option for pollinator gardens.

To allow them to produce wonderful colors, rich soil is essential. But make sure that it is well-draining as well.

 

Crocus

Crocus

Crocus are perennials bulbs that are low growing. They only get to 6 inches high. But, they’re very beautiful to look at thanks to the form of their blooms.

This is due in part because they are cross-bred selectively to produce commercial hybrids.

Crocus are spring bloomers. And, while the purple and blue colors are the most stunning, you can also check out the orange, yellow, white and pink variations.

Do note that they can be left outdoors all year long in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 to 8 as they can tolerate the colder and hotter months in these regions.

 

Clematis

Clematis

The president clematis is what you’re looking for if you want a beautiful climbing purple perennial.

This flowering vine can get up structures that are 10 feet high. And, they come in a lovely purple-blue hue.

Their carry the same unique looking blooms as the other clematis plants. And, they favor full or partial sun as well. Thus, it is a good idea to position them somewhere they get at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight exposure daily.

You can expect them to bloom around May. And, you’ll want to give them slightly acidic to neutral, well-draining soil to get the most of out it.

 

Verbena

Verbena

Verbena are lovely short, training plants with clusters of flowers. Purple verbena are lovely, although you do have other options including red, pink, white and peach.

They likewise bloom from spring to fall which make them a great addition to your garden. This ensures that you have some color for most part of the year.

Verbena are hardy to USDA zones 9 to 11. They cannot tolerate the cold. As such, they turn into annuals in zones below 9.

 

Aster

Aster

Asters are available is a few colors. But, the most stunning ones are the purple and blue ones.

These hues make their flowers look brilliant.

Asters are tall flowers that grow up to 6 feet high. They also attract butterflies and bees to your gardens. As such, they’re perfect if you want to encourage pollination.

Of course, the beauty of their blooms lend themselves to cut flower arrangements.

 

Related Articles

 

Phlox

Phlox

Purple phlox feature amazing bright colored fragrant flowers with a small dark center. Their nectars are popular with hummingbirds and butterflies.

They grow up to a foot and a half tall. And, they love full sun. Although they can take light shade as well.

Fertile, well draining soil helps them produce lots of blooms with good saturation.

They are hardy to zones 3 through 8. As such, you can grow them outdoors all year long in these areas.

 

Geranium

Geranium

Purple geraniums are an award winning perennial hybrid that features dense sections of lovely saucer shaped blooms.

They are amazing to look at especially when you allow them to get thick and full.

But, to produce their brilliant color, they’ll need full sun. Although they can take part shade as well. They enjoy humusy soil that’s kept most.

These geraniums are drought tolerant. They are resistant to deer, rabbit and pests. Plus, they attract butterflies.

 

Heliotrope

Heliotrope

Heliotrope make our list of purple perennial flowers because of their beautiful clusters. These feature small blooms that grow in tight bunches, with many of these bunches making an amazing garden landscape.

In addition, they produce a lovely aroma that will remind you of a cottage garden.

They grow up to 4 feet high and need full sun and rich soil. Make sure to use well-draining soil as well.

One thing worth noting is that they like warm conditions and cannot tolerate the cold. As such, they’re hardy to USDA zones 9 to 11.

 

Delphinium

Delphinium

Delphinium are beautiful flowers that will add height to your garden. They grow upright with flowers growing on both sides.

Their showy spikes can feature different colors including pink and white. But purple and blue are the most popular because they add a less common colors to your garden.

If you’re growing a cottage garden or want some cutting flowers in your yard, delphiniums are a great choice.

They need fertile, well-draining soil. And, they enjoy full sun. Although, they do well in light shade as well.

 

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums belong under the daisy family. This is why their blooms resemble that of daisies in a way.

Growing up to 3 feet tall, mums are available in a wide range of colors. And, one of those happens to be purple.

Do note that as beautiful as chrysanthemums are, they are toxic to cats, dogs and horses.

As you would expect, lovely blooms need a lot of support. This comes from full sun as well as rich, fertile soil. Both are important if you want them to produce full, colorful blooms.

These blooms appear late in the summer and run through fall.

 

Anemone

Anemone

Anemone offer many different varieties. When it comes to purple perennial flowers, you can go with either the purple anemone or one that has white petals and lighter purple colored backs.

Bother are amazing to look at thanks to their beautiful petals and foliage.

Anemone are low growing flowers that only get to about 6 inches high. They need rich soil that’s kept moist. And, also require full sun to produce their best blooms.

 

Sage

Sage

Sage is quite confusing because of the culinary herb. To clarify things, this is salvia (sage) not the one use for cooking and flavoring food.

Purple sage is beautiful to look at and a wonderful addition to your garden because it looks very different from flowers. This perennial shrub enjoys sandy, well-draining soil.

And it blooms during the latter part of spring all the way into summer.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *