100 Purple Flowers With Names, Pictures, and Growing Tips

Welcome to our in-depth guide to 100 of the most popular types of purple flowers. Here you’ll find 100 of our favorite purple flowers that will thrive in a range of growing zones and regions around the world. 

1) Allium (Allium)

Allium is a genus of flowering plants comprising hundreds of different species including the likes of onions, garlic, and chives. Many hybrids are grown as ornamentals and are revered for their intricate spherical blossoming flowers atop a single elegant stalk.

2) Alpine Betony (Stachys monieri)

Alpine Betony offers a whimsically wild look to well-tended gardens as it offers abundant early spring flowers until fall. These perennial plants feature a starburst-shaped clump of textured leaves in a vibrant green.

3) Purple Anemone (Anemone nemorosa)

A member of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae), the Anemone nemorosa has deep, green leaves that unfurl in groups of three and petite flowers (less than 1 inch across) that bloom in early spring.

4) Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

From late spring through early fall, anise hyssop’s cone-shaped, lavender blooms attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bumblebees to gardens across North America, where it grows naturally in prairies.

5) Purple Aster (Aster)

Aster is a genus in the daisy family (Asteraceae) containing about 180 species of flowers. The name aster comes from the ancient Greek word for star, and it describes the aster’s stelliform flower heads which have rings of petals around their bright-yellow centers.

6) Purple Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus)

The only species of the Platycodon genus, the Platycodon grandiflorus gets its common name from the plant’s balloon-shaped buds that swell up before bursting into beautiful, upward-facing, starry bell-shaped flowers.

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