Purple Flowers That Bloom in Spring

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What purple flowers bloom in the spring? Lilac is one of the best known, out of the many – see below!

There are so many purple flowers that bloom during the spring. Just after the winter or frost has passed, the buds of many of these flowering plants open up to yield beautiful purple flowers.

Here are some of the prettiest purple flowers that bloom in spring.

  1. Lilac
  2. Bellflower
  3. Clematis (sweet summer love)
  4. Ornamental onion
  5. Salvia
  6. Petunia
  7. Iris
  8. Verbena
  9. Geranium
  10. Aster (sapphire Mist)
  11. Sweet alyssum
  12. Sweet pea
  13. Blazing star (Floristan Violet)
  14. False indigo
  15. Speedwell
  16. Calibrachoa

Some of these flowers start blooming in the spring and extend into late summer. Others, like calibrachoa, can bloom throughout the seasons.

Video – Beautiful purple spring flowers

Flowers that bloom every spring

Purple Flowers Names And Pictures

There are more beautiful purple flowers besides those blooming in spring. You can enjoy their beauty in any season of the year. Here are some of the common ones:

  • Iris dwarf
  • Pasque flower
  • Purple freesia
  • Miniature Gladiolus
  • Balloon flower
  • Lisianthus
  • Eustoma grandiflorum
  • Lily of the Nile

5 More Plants with Purple Flowers

Purple flower plants are numerous. They vary in growing conditions, environmental requirements, blooming seasons. Some flowering plants remain active all year round (perennial plants). This table shows some flowering plants with their growing conditions.

Table – 5 first spring flowers purple

Common plant nameScientific nameGrowing conditions and blooming season
WallflowerErysimumA wallflower requires total sun exposure for practical blossom They grow well in well-drained sandy, clay, loamy, or chalky soils They need a neutral soil Ph It takes one to five years for a wallflower to attain an ultimate mature height of 30 to 75cm The plant blooms in summer, autumn, and spring The foliage season is summer, spring, autumn, and winter
Hardy geraniumsGeranium bohemicumHardy geranium is a perennial plant, meaning it is active throughout the year It grows well in well-drained clay, loamy, sandy, or chalky soils It is perfect in acidic, alkaline, or neutral soil Ph Hardy geranium boasts long flowering seasons starting from late spring to late fall
Trailing BellflowerCampanula poscharskyanaTrailing bellflower is a perennial plant It thrives best in full sun exposure or partial shade in hotter climatic conditions It prefers moist, medium, average, and well-drained soils It does best in acidic, alkaline, and neutral soil Ph The best soil types for trailing flowerbell are loamy, chalky, clay, or sandy soils Its blooming begins in late spring to early summer
Mountain cornflower/perennial cornflower/perennial bachelor’s buttonCentaurea MontanaThe plant type is Herbaceous perennial It requires full sun exposure for maximum growth and bloom It prefers dry to medium moisture and well-drained loamy and sandy soils The best soil Ph for this plant is alkaline, acidic, and neutral Mountain cornflower’s bloom season is late spring to early summer
German bearded irisIris germanicaThe plant type is Herbaceous, perennial It grows well in average, well-draining soil It needs exposure to full sun for maximum blooming The blooming season is during spring

Some Purple Perennials That Bloom All Summer

There are also some of the perennials that bloom all summer and bearing purple flowers. These include but not limited to the following:

Lavender (Lavendula)

	Purple flowers names - lavender
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Lavender is an evergreen perennial with attractive and fragrant purple blossoms. It starts blooming in late spring and extends all the way to late summer. It grows well in well-draining soils with exposure to full sun.


A bellflower has purple flowers that bloom the best in cool summer conditions. Sometimes they can grow so tall that they need support to prevent wind damage.

Millenium Flowering Onion

Can you eat Millenium flowering onion? Yes, all parts of the Allium plants are edible

Millenium Flowering Onion flourishes in fertile, well-drained soils and requires exposure to full sun or partial shade. If your garden soil is clay, you can add grit to improve its draining capacity. It does well in alkaline, acidic, or neutral soil Ph. It boasts of beautiful purple flowers from mid to late summer. The good thing is that the plant is drought and deer resistant.


Foxglove is a perennial plant with beautiful purple flowers of tube shape. The flowers start blossoming in early summer and extend to the late season. It grows well in full sun or half- sheltered areas though it may require full shade in hot afternoons. It can flourish in any soil type as long as it is well-drained.

Vervain (Verbena officinalis)

Vervain is a tall perennial plant with spiky purple flowers. It grows as tall as 1.2 to 1.5 meters and blooms from mid-summer to early fall. It requires full sun exposure for maximum blooming.

Infographic – small purple flowers early spring

Small purple flowers early spring and summer

5 plants with purple flowers

Is There a Purple Flower Tree?

Yes, the jacaranda tree produces purple flowers. It starts to bloom in the early spring and continues to summer. It usually blooms in May, but sometimes flowers may come as early as April or as late as August. The tree can grow anywhere in tropical, mild, or sub-tropical climates that have no risk of frost.

Jacaranda thrives best in slightly acidic sandy soils that are well-drained. They can withstand loamy or sandy soils but are not waterlogged.

Low Maintenance Purple Perennials

Some perennials will grace your compound with purple flowers without much strain. If you want low-maintenance purple perennials, here are some options for you.

Butterfly Bush

Butterfly Bush blooms in the spring with purple flowers
Do butterfly bushes come back every year? Yes, they are perennials that bloom every spring.

Butterfly bushes are often purple or red. It has an attractive shape and evergreen foliage and blooms in spring and summer. It can thrive in any well-drained soil conditions and requires full sun exposure. It is generally a low-maintenance plant.

Other examples of low-maintenance purple perennials include;

  • Bush Clematis
  • Bear’s Breeches
  • Hardy Geranium
  • Monkshood
  • Russell Blue Lupine
  • Monarda ‘Leading Lady Plum’

More purple flowers names

What Are Small Purple Flowers That Bloom in Early Spring?

The small purple flowers bloom in early spring to bid goodbye to winter are crocuses. They thrive under full sun exposure and well-drained soils. Other than the attractive color, crocuses have a sweet fragrance that attracts bees.

What does Purple Flower look Like Lavender?

The purple flower that looks like Lavender is common sage (Salvia officinalis). It is an evergreen shrub with blue to purplish flowers.

What Is the Name of Tall Purple Flowers?

Verbena is the name of the tall purple flowers. The long flower stalks produce clusters of unique purple blossoms. Some people use verbena as an ornamental flower.

Purple spring flowers

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