So, my friend asked me about dark purple flowers (she has always been a purple girl). I mentioned the few that I could remember immediately but, I also did some research later and here are the flowers I found that will give you that coveted dark purple shade for your garden or flower arrangements.
Dark purple flowers include lisianthus, calla lily, verbena, China aster, clematis, purple primrose, Bellflower, dwarf iris, sweet pea, zinnia, petunia, Spanish lavender, Cherry pie flower, Sword lily, Larkspur, Dendrobium Orchid, Granny’s nightcap, Pasque flower, Persian buttercup, and crocus. I have compiled the list of dark purple flowers that could interest you.
Lisianthus is also known as the prairie gentian and is native to Mexico, Caribbean, United States and South America. The flower produces single and double-flower blooms that are large and funnel-shaped at the end of the long straight stems. They begin to bloom from early summer and some cultivars bloom all through the summer. The cut lisianthus have a long vase-life and can last up to three weeks.
Calla lily is a graceful, sensual, exotic, trumpet-shaped bloom. The flower has been used time and again on different occasions indicative of new beginnings and transitions such as weddings. The plant is a perennial that does well with full or partial sun exposure. It is easily grown both indoors and outdoors. The calla lily is a common cut flower that blooms from late spring to mid-summer.
Verbena is both an annual and a perennial. There are about 250 species of verbena. The flower is native to Asia and America. The verbena blooms all through the summer and produces small purple flowers which can be used in flower arrangements. The plant loves sunlight and should be planted in full sun. The flower has a sweet fragrance and also has some medicinal purposes and has also been used to make several products.
China aster (Callistephus)
The plant is an annual or biennial herb native to China and Korea but is currently grown worldwide as an ornamental plant. It is also known as the annual aster. It has blooms that are similar to chrysanthemum with a yellow center and long, bushy and colorful petals. The flower blooms in summer.
The clematis flower can either be grown as a tender and evergreen vine, shrubs or perennial varieties. The flower is diverse and can bloom in the spring, summer or fall depending on the variety. The blossoms also vary with some being large, others small and some double blossoms. It requires full sunlight to grow well although some varieties still do well under partial shade.
Purple primrose (Primula vulgaris)
The primrose is a herbaceous flowering plant which is grown as an ornamental plant. It is native to Ethiopia, Himalayas, Indonesia and South America. The blooms appear during early spring to summer and the flowers are spherical umbels. The purple primrose has dark purple petals with a yellow center.
The bellflower produces charming cup-shaped little blossoms. The campanula family has perennials, annuals, and biennials. The graceful nodding head blooms can last from late spring into the summer. The flowers grow well and provide ground cover even in rocky soil. They should be watered regularly to thrive.
The dwarf iris is just a miniature iris. They blossom beginning early spring all the way to early summer. The flowers are fragrant and showy with dark rich petals that have a bright yellow center. The vibrant blooms are held on small stems that grow to between 2-12 inches high. The flower is a perennial that does well under full sun or partial shade.
Sweet Pea (lathyrus odoratus)
The sweet pea is an annual climbing plant native to Cyrus, southern Italy, Sicily, and the Aegean Islands. The wild varieties blossom to produce dark purple flowers while the other cultivars produce different colored flowers. The flowers also have a sweet fragrance and are commonly used in perfumes. The flowers bloom in summer and early fall. They also require full sun exposure to thrive.
The zinnia flowers are in the same tribe with sunflowers and daisies. They comprise of shrubs, annuals, and sub-shrubs native to North America and South America. The flowers produce a single row of petals with yellow and black discs some species also have dome-shaped flowers. The flower blooms in summer and fall. It also requires full sun to thrive.
The Petunia flower is native to South America. When given as a gift, the petunia flower means that the person is comfortable with you or that your company suits them. However, in some cases, they could be used to represent resentment and anger. The traditional varieties produce white and purple blooms. The original petunia flower is funnel-shaped but there are several hybrids with singles and doubles. The flower blooms in summer and fall. The flowers are mostly planted in hanging baskets as they are sensitive to frost and strong winds.
The Spanish lavender is also known as the Butterfly Lavender or the French Lavender. It is native to Northern Africa and the Mediterranean. The dark purple flowers are pinecone shaped and have upright flower petals at the tips. The plant blooms continuously all through the mid-spring to late summer. The plant is grown extensively for its silver foliage which is heavily aromatic and used in making essential oils.
Cherry pie flower
The Cherry pie is a hardy perennial native to Peru. The plant has an intense vanilla-like fragrance. The plant thrives in full and partial sunlight. The flower blooms in summer and fall. The tiny purple flowers are sweetly fragrant and form large showy clusters. The seed of the flower is poisonous to horses.
The Sword Lily is a perennial that is native to Asia, Mediterranean, South Africa and Tropical Africa. The plant blooms in the early summer to mid-fall. The inflorescence can have one or several flowers. The flowers have been hybridized over the years to produce the cultivars that are grown for commercial use.
The larkspur is a perennial flowering plant which is from the genus delphinium. The bloom consists of an inflorescence of many flowers. Each of the small flowers consists of about five-petal like sepals which form a hollow pocket with a spur at the end. In between the sepals are four true petals which have a similar color to the sepals. The flower blooms between early summer and fall.
Granny’s nightcap (Aquilegia vulgaris)
The granny’s nightcap is also known as the granny’s bonnet. It is a herbaceous perennial that is native to Europe. The blooms are pendant and horizontal with hooked spurs. The blooms appear in early summer. There are several hybrids that have been developed as garden flowers. All the parts of the flower are poisonous if ingested.
There are about one thousand species of orchids under the Dendrobium genus. Majority of them are found in east, south and southeast Asia. The orchids flower during summer and take a rest during winter.
The pasque flower is also known as prairie crocus, wind flower or Easter flower because if flowers in early spring in time for Easter. The pant is grown as an ornamental because of its finely-dissected leaves and solitary bell-shaped flowers. The flower is sun-loving and drought resistant. It also has many uses including medicinal applications.
The Persian buttercup is a herbaceous perennial, native to the eastern Mediterranean region. It is a popular ornamental plant used widely in floristry. The flower blooms during spring and continues into early summer. The plant should be grown in full sun except in warm climates where they thrive in partial shade.
The crocus is a perennial flowering a plant in the iris family. The flower blooms in the autumn, winter, and spring. The flowers are cup-shaped, solitary and taper off into a narrow tube. There are different species of crocus and some are well known more than others. An example is the crocus sativus whose stigmas are used to produce saffron an expensive spice.
It is important to note that despite the fact that all the above-named flowers can be found in dark purple shades, almost all of them are also found in a variety of other colors. When planting or buying bouquets, its good to be clear that you are looking for the dark purple flowers and not any of their variations.