What Is The Prettiest Purple Flower? Purple Flowers

Last Updated on December 13, 2022 by Clarisse Walters

The Lilac is one of the prettiest flowers
The Lilac – a simple and pretty flower

The prettiest purple flower is always a decision to be made by each individual and there are many flowers to choose from. The simple Lilac flower is consider to be the prettiest flower by many people, while other prefer a more complex bloom like the orchid.

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List of prettiest purple flowers with images

  1. Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus africanus)
  2. Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis)
  3. Salvia (Salvia sp.)
  4. Lavender (Lavandula spica)
  5. Delphinium (Delphinium sp.)
  6. Purple Freesia (Freesia sp.)
  7. Lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum)
  8. Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)
  9. Verbena (Verbena bonariensis)
  10. Pasque flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris)
  11. Clematis (Clematis sp.)
  12. Catmint (Nepeta sp.)
  13. Dwarf Iris (Iris sibica)
  14. Bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara)
  15. Morning glory (Ipomoea purpurea)
  16. Balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus)

Lavander, botanical name Lavandula spica, is possibly the most well known common flower in this category and is found in many countries across the globe. The Lavender flower is very fragrant and has other uses than purely decorative. Lavender oil is one to commonly used essential oils and is a remedy for several ailments, from skin complaints to treating certain headaches.

Lavender uses and benefits include improving broken sleep patterns, reducing some pains and reducing blood pressure. Other uses are easing anxiety, stress and improving some skin complaints. It has to be said that there are little scientific studies available to support these benefits and uses.

Lavender seeds can be easily harvested from the flowers. Just let the blooms mature and then naturally dry out. Rub the flowers that have ‘gone to seed’ and you’ll end up with handfuls of tiny seeds to grow your own batch.

Spiritually, Lavender meaning is associated with peace and tranquility. Purity and innocence of the soul is often linked with this purple flower.

Video – the most beautiful purple blooms in the shop

There many pretty violet flowers to choose from

3 of the prettiest purple flowers names and pictures

  1. Sweet rocket
  2. Alliums
  3. Teasel

Tall purple flowers names and pictures

Sweet rocket

Sweet rocket herb
Sweet rocket leaves are green with pronounced purplish veins as well as flowers

When to harvest sweet rocket

The seeds can be sown at the back-end of spring to early summer and then the seedlings can be re-planted in your garden garden several weeks before the autumn frost. The plants will be OK throughout the winter in the garden and give you some pretty purple flowers in the following spring.

When about 30% of the blooms are open you can harvest a bunch and place in vases of water indoors – gives a great fragrance and a splash of purple color.

Sweet rocket recipes

There are many recipes online and you really can’t go wrong with any kind of Rocket salad. It’s particularly nice with a mixture of nuts, red peppers, all kinds of cheeses finished off with a creamy sauce.

Try it with hummus or beetroot raw. The combination of these flavors really sets the taste-buds off. If you prefer something hot with your salads you might steam sweet potatoes and mash them into a puree as a nice contrast to the freshness of the salad. Cover it all with cream and you’re good to go!

How to harvest sweet rocket seeds

The easiest way is to harvest sweet rocket seeds is wait until the blooms have withering and enclose the stem with your hand while dragging up so that the seed pods fall into a bucket held underneath.

Alternatively, you could pull the plants up and bang them against the inside of a bucket. Either way, you should gather more than enough seeds for next year’s crop.

Sweet rocket in pots

Growing sweet rocket in pots or containers is a piece of cake. Use good soil with a balanced ph value and plant several seeds one inch down. Cover and water, placing the pot near a window to encourage growth.

Rockets are low maintenance plants, just make sure the pot has good drainage so water doesn’t hang around and rot the roots. In fact, growing Sweet rocket in containers even in the garden is not a bad idea as they are classed as invasive and will spread very quickly if not controlled.

Sweet rocket herb uses

The primary use is for salads. It’s an unusual choice as the taste is quite bitter. You’ll have to experiment to find out what other tastes that fit with this slightly bitter or mustardy flavor, but it’s worthwhile. It’s a versatile herb that can be used to complement any meal.

The leaves also have medicinal uses. For example, it’s a well-known diuretic, just like dandelion leaves. It is used to detoxify the body and is reported to be anti-cancer and and anti-inflammation agent.

Does sweet rocket come back every year?

Sweet rocket is a biennial plant, which means that it will bloom in it’s second year of planting. However, they drop seeds and spread very quickly so you’re sure to have blooms every year once they are established. This self’sowing property means that rocket plants will come back every year.

Is sweet rocket invasive?

Yes, rocket is classed as invasive in some countries. Why? It reseeds itself, constantly dropping seeds into the soil around it. You don’t even know they are there until the following year when you have more than enough.

The problem is that Rocket invades and uses the nutrients in the soil, effectively crowding out other plants. This is why they are well-suited to container growing. Containers should not be place on garden soil however, as seeds may drop into the garden and the process starts all over again.

Once Sweet Rocket is established in your garden, it’s extremely difficult to clear it out.


You can grow Alliums in pots for a splash of vivid purple

Allium bulbs

You can plant Allium bulbs from early to mid-autumn in rows several inches apart. Don’t crowd them too much and they will look great once they bloom.

Allium bulbs are best harvested in autumn when the flowers are beginning to die off. Dig up the bulbs and re-plant them into small pots bound for indoors. The bulbs can be stored in cool conditions for several months, if they are kept away from sunlight.

What to do with alliums after flowering

Allium care after flowering is very easy. One option is to leave them in the ground and just let them wither, cutting away the dead growth to give a bit of room for next year’s blooms. This is a also good time to thin them out, if you think they have become overcrowded.

Alternatively, Allium bulbs can be harvested and replanted in pots or saved for next year. A great idea if you you’re extending your garden, or may decide to pot them for indoor use later on in the year.

Allium seeds

Harvest Allium seeds by plucking off the seed pods after the purple flowers have died off. Store them somewhere cool so they are fresh and ready for planting in early spring.

Healthy Allium seeds should germinate in about 12 weeks, but you’ll have to wait a couple of year before the plant matures and produces flowers.

Growing Alliums in pots

All varieties of Alliums grow well in pots. Make sure the bulb is as deep as it would be in the garden. In any case, there should be about 2 inches of soil/compost under the bulb.

Use a multi-purpose compost mixture and keep the bulb well watered. Alliums like plenty of sunshine in general, so if indoors, place the pots close to a window where the sun shines in. Pots can be put outdoors in late spring, depending on your local climate, but it shouldn’t be too cold.

Make sure the pot drains well or you might have problems with root-rot.

When do alliums bloom?

Most varieties of Allium bloom between May and June, producing large balls of flowers in various shades of purple. Some varieties, such as Allium sphaerocephalon bloom later, between July and August.

It’s a good idea to combine and mix different Allium types with different bloom times so that the garden has this splash of purple flowers all the way through the summer.

Do alliums spread?

Some Allium types do spread and others don’t! In particular, wild allium, wild garlic, and the three-cornered leek are considered invasive because they spread so vigorously.

If you don’t want spreading plants in you garden, but like the sound of Alliums, then the Millenium variety could suit you. Millenium allium doesn’t spread at all, so very easy to control.

Do alliums come back every year?

Most Alliums are winter-hardy and will come every year either from self-reseeding or from the bulbs left in the ground. Either leave the leaves to die down naturally, or clip them back to make them tidy and wait for new growth in the spring the following year.

One tip is to mark where the bulbs are with a stick so that you don’t dig them up or plant something else over the top of them.

When should allium bulbs be planted?

Different types of Alliums have different methods of planting. The varieties that grow from bulbs should be planted in the fall after the first frost but before the ground freezes hard. Plant the bulbs deep enough to be protected from the frost.

Other varieties, such as Allium tuberosum and Allium Millenium, have fibrous roots and can be planted at any time during the growing season.

Teasel Plant With Purple Flowers

What is teasel flower meaning?
Teasel Latin name is Dipsacus fullonum and has a purple ring around its flower

Teasel medicinal uses

The main uses for Teasel are medicinal, either taken internally or applied to the skin.

It’s good for treating irritating skin conditions where dry flakes form, such as psoriasis – just one of the teasel root benefits. A paste or cream can be made for the roots or leaves and teasel root side effects, if any at all, will be very mild. Teasel tea is taken for kidney and liver complaints and is a known diuretic.

Teasel meaning

The Teasel is a dry spindly plant with thorny leaves and even spikes radiating out from it’s flower, but teasel symbolism gives another meaning. The Teasel flower meaning symbolically in Eastern cultures is to ‘fix that which is broken’, or to eliminate negativity.

Possibly because in some cultures the rough spiky burr is used to raise the nap of newly woven cloth and brush away impurities in the material

Teasel leaves

One of the little-known Teasel uses is eating the leaves! Yes, they are a little bitter but they can even be used to make a tea, or cooked, made into a smoothie or even eaten raw. Several ways to benefit from Teasel medicinal uses.

Teasel leaves are not poisonous but you need to take care to remove the very sharp spines that are found along the main leave spine.

Table – List of 10 purple flowers – Best Soil, Water and Sunlight Conditions

Common nameBotanical NameBlooming conditions
Lily of the NileAgapanthus africanusSunlight Full sun in rich well-drained soil, quite hardy.
LavenderLavandula spicaWell-drained soil, neutral PH, low to moderate richness.
Lisianthus Eustoma grandiflorumFull-sun and neutral soil. Cold hardy. Doesn’t like humid.
Lilac Syringa vulgarisWell-drained soil, slightly alkaline. 8 hours sun per day.
Verbena Verbena bonariensisSunlight full. 5.8 to 7.2 (acidic) soil. Dry to medium moisture.
Clematis Clematis sp.Full sun watering – afternoon partial shade. Moist, well-drained soil. Neutral pH
Dwarf IrisIris sibicaFull sunlight, feeding with organic rich well-drained medium moisture soil.
Bittersweet nightshadeSolanum dulcamaraLikes moisture – by ponds, rivers, marshland.
Morning glory Ipomoea purpureaFertile, well-drained soil. Sun exposure full to bloom well.
Purple Freesia Freesia sp.Sun exposure full or partial shade, in moist, well-drained soils

Infographic presenting 5 pretty purplish flowers

The prettiest flowers are often violet or purple
Purple blooms can mean love or death, depending on culture and occasion

Purple flowers meaning

Each flower name has a symbolic meaning related to either their color, shape or edibility. Purple flowers symbolize different things in different cultures, which in turn depends on national character, climate and folk-lore.

Purple flowers meaning love

Some flowers with a violet hue represent affection and romantic love, such Roses and Bellflower. Clearly, the purple rose spiritual meaning indicates deep affection for another. It may that the color purple is a mix of red and blue, red symbolizing something hot and blue represents something cold.

Purple is a mixture of the two, so it has the best of each i.e. it is a symbol of peace and harmony, which is the best kind of love.

Purple flowers meaning death

Violets are traditionally associated with death in some countries, while the purple hyacinth brings images of sorrow and regret, and is one of the flowers that represent death of a loved one.

In Thailand, such flowers are a symbol of mourning, while in many Western countries Chrysanthemums are often presented as wreaths at funerals and purple is one of the foremost funeral flower colors. Lilac can also symbolize life after death, so giving a positive twist to the idea of loss.

There a quite a few flowers with sad meanings. A famous flower that symbolizes death in Japan is the white Chrysanthemum.

Purple flowers meaning in a dream

A flower dream can mean different thing to different people in various cultures or circumstances. The biblical meaning of purple flowers in a dream indicate a loving relationship or encounter, but this tempered by the nature of the dream. Gentle purple flowers indicate peace and harmony.

Purple flower meaning in relationships is a very positive sign that there is deep love between two people, particularly if it’s about someone giving you flowers in a dream. The color of flowers given in a dream changes the emotions and meaning. Red roses for example can be loving but also very aggressive and intense, but receiving flowers in a dream is generally a very positive sign

Purple flower spiritual meaning

What do purple flowers symbolize?

The purple rose meaning in relationships indicates a very deep and lasting feeling between two people. Roses always mean love and red roses particularly, but roses with a violet hue signify something a step above that – purple rose spiritual meaning is the very best your love can be.

Violet symbolism in literature is used to denote several emotions, depending on the circumstances. Anything with a purple hue always signifies deep, deep feelings. In some cultures this is positive, like love, and in others, negative like death.

Purple flowers meaning in Bible

For example, violet symbolism in Hamlet is extremely negative while the violet flower in the bible is mostly a positive thing. Symbolic meaning of flowers in the bible often signify newness and growth, of new things coming out of death and old things.

There are many Bible verses about flowers blooming and these events portend great and positive changes in the world.

Small purple flowers in bouquet for special occasions

Purple flower bouquets for wedding and funerals
Creating purple flower arrangements makes a nice centerpiece or wedding spray

How to create a purple flower bouquet. Tip – add purple flowers to a bouquet

Purple flower arrangements & centerpieces are a favorite among professional flower arrangers and customers alike. These arrangements are best suited to minimal color difference between flowers. Some colors should be opposite, like white, for example. Other flowers can be a warm color very close to a purple hue – look out for fresh warm blue or red flowers when you shop.

Purple flower arrangements for weddings should be filled with joyous colors for such a grand occasion. Plenty of whites and yellows symbolize purity, add purple flowers to symbolize deep feelings, stability and longevity.

Strangely enough, purple flower arrangements for funeral displays also feature white a lot. Flowers such as lilies and white orchids provided the contrast.

List of purple yellow flowers

  1. Clematis
  2. Dwarf Iris
  3. Bittersweet Nightshade
  4. Blue-eyed Grass
  5. China Aster
  6. Cattleya Orchid
  7. Cosmos
  8. Coneflower
  9. Lisianthus
  10. Aster
  11. Morning Glory
  12. Pasque

Purple and yellow flowers names and pictures

Clematis Plant

Clematis flowers have a violet outer with yellow center stamens
The beautiful Clematis flower

There are many Clematis varieties and the flowers come in all the color of the rainbow. This species is classified as a vine and they are generally easy to grow.

Many gardeners provide a trellis or other support so that a Climbing clematis can spread upwards and across, providing a canopy of lovely flowers when it’s time to bloom, which can be from early summer until winter. Dead-head Clematis flowers after they’ve finished blooming and you will have more flowers after 40 days or so!

Growing clematis in pots is another option, not forgetting to provided a stout stick for the plant to climb.

Dwarf Iris

How to grow Dwarf Iris
Wild Dwarf Iris flower

Grow Dwarf Iris in pots or outdoors – you won’t be disappointed! The flowers of Dwarf Iris varieties have a great fragrance. Dwarf Iris care is quite easy as the plant flowers in early spring and can be fond loooking after itself in dry forests.

The flowers often grow in the wild in dense clumps of several plants and Dwarf Iris bulbs can be harvested easily when the flowers die off in the autumn. Dwarf iris meaning? Irises in general symbolize eternal devotion and peace in all things.

Bittersweet Nightshade

can you touch bittersweet nightshade
Bittersweet Nightshade poison symptoms are vomiting, scratchy throat, dizziness and gastric pain.

Bittersweet nightshade uses include many skin conditions, such as itchy skin, acne, eczema and boils. While leaves and berries are classified as a poison, the stem is crushed to make a paste for treating externally. People also take it for joint pain and in some cases it acts as a reliable sedative.

Bittersweet nightshade disease isn’t really a disease, but describes the effects of ingesting, or accidentally swallowing the berries. Although not normally fatal, like it’s cousin Deadly Nightshade can be, it does make you pretty sick. Bittersweet nightshade is poisonous is eat the berries – children beware! Is bittersweet nightshade edible? Definitely not – the name itself indicates this.

What is Bittersweet nightshade meaning, if there is one? It represents danger and some cultures think it is the fruit of the Devil. Anyone eating the berries is punished for stealing the Devil’s fruit by becoming sick.

I’m sometimes asked how to get rid of Bittersweet nightshade in the garden. Digging down and pulling out the loosened roots is the only way, I’m afraid. If it’s hard to separate the vines above ground from surrounding vegetation, just cut them off, remove the roots and they’ll die off.

Cattleya Orchid

Cattleya Orchid meaning
Cattleya orchid flower spike

If you want to know how to propagate Cattleya orchids you’d better ask any keen gardener from the tropics. They love hot and humid conditions with the rich soil normally found under rain forest trees.

The best potting medium for Cattleya orchids tree bark and perlite, which a light inorganic material, and the best pots for Cattleya orchids are long, shallow pots with holes in. The roots grow sideways and like to meander out of the holes.

Would you like to know how to grow cattleya orchids without any soil? They love to sit in a notch or crevice of a tree, where they can settle and produce flowers for many years.

Purple and yellow flowers meaning

The combination of colors presents a very interesting meaning of deep feeling, devotion, and success mixed with abundance and joy. Yellow or gold is always associated with the sun, which indicated a positive influence and growth.

Plants with purple and white flowers – List

  1. Evening Primrose
  2. Wolf’s Bane
  3. Dwarf Crested Iris
  4. Wishbone Flower
  5. Petunia
  6. Gloxinia
  7. Fivespot
  8. Chalon Supreme
  9. Milky Bellflower
  10. Cineraria
  11. Big Bang Lily
  12. Splish Splash Geranium
  13. Encyclia Orchid

Purple flowering bush identification – shrubs with purple flowers

  1. Purple Haze Butterfly Bush
  2. Rhododendron
  3. Syringa vulgaris lilac
  4. Magnolia
  5. Royal Purple Hydrangea
  6. Golden Dewdrops
  7. Weigela florida ‘Verweig’
  8. Hibiscus syriacus rose of Sharon
  9. Spiraea Japonica
Purple bush flowers names
One of the most common purple flowering shrubs UK – Buddleia

The purple variety of the Lady’s Slipper Orchid is a very rare flower, in fact it’s one of the top 10 rare flowers in the world. Out of the many beautiful rare flowers, purple varieties seem to figure quite prominently.

Other rare flowers with a violet hue include the Purple Rose. The bloom of the Karomia gigas purple flower lasts just 24 hours before it disappears, so not only is it rare, but you have to be downright lucky as well!

What is a dark purple flower name?

Lavender is perhaps the best known dark purple flower.

What flower is pink and purple?

Pink and purple is a classic color combination and some flowers like Fuschia come in both these colors.

What are violet flowers called?

The species of flowers called violas include dog violets, pansies and also sweet violets. Not so much purple, but a delicate hue of violet describes their coloring.

Are pansies a violet?

Yes, pansies are part of the genus Viola, which are predominantly violets.

Are pansies wildflowers?

Violets can be wildflowers as well as the garden variety. They grow in meadows or on rocky ledges and produce many seeds, leading some to believe they are perennials (come back every year). However, pansies are annuals.

Is Johnny Jump Up Native?

Johhny Jump Up is a type of wild pansy considered to be native to the United States.

Are roses a flower?

A rose is called a flowering shrub, which are generally larger than most flowering plants, but it is still a flower.

What does a pansy flower symbolize?

A pansy flower is often given as an expression of deep platonic love and gratitude. They make a great gift for mothers, for example. Pansies name comes from the French word ‘pensees) which means ‘thoughts’.

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