Purple is a contemplative and contemporary color to use in your yard and garden. And with so many purple perennials, designing the garden of your dreams is easier than ever. Need inspiration? Check out these 17 amazing perennials to use in your décor.
If you enjoy an evergreen four-seasons garden, you might find it particularly rewarding to have blossoms since early spring. Hellebore is one of those plants that take up the stage from an early season, reviving your garden with intense colors.
With long-lasting flowers, hellebore will joy up your garden from early March until late May. The easiest cultivars to grow are the Oriental hybrid, commonly known as a Lenten rose.
2. African Daisy
Native to South Africa, hence its name, African daisy delights homeowners with a profusion of multicolor flowers that last throughout the summer. Purple is one of the most popular colors, but there are numerous other versions to choose from.
Tolerating drought and poor soils, the plant doesn’t require special maintenance and deals well even with a certain amount of neglect.
Usually grown in hanging baskets, fuchsia is one of those purple perennials that doesn’t go unnoticed. With peculiar two-toned flowers that hang as jewels from the stem, this striking plant is one of the most beautiful hanging perennials to consider.
Purple and hot pink are usually the signature colors of the flowers and, wherever you place it, this beautiful plant will become the focal point of your garden.
Gladiolus is one of the classic perennials. Renowned for its tall flower spikes and ideal to mix in your midsummer bouquets, gladiolus comes in a rainbow of colors and grow between 2 to 5 feet tall. Often placed in the back of a garden or in the middle of a flowerbed, gladiolus is beautiful and versatile.
Easy to grow in all climates, this plant needs more care than other perennials and has to be moved into a heated greenhouse or indoors during harsh winters.
5. Echinacea Purpurea
Echinacea is one of those purple perennials to grow for both beauty and properties. Also known as purple cornflower, Echinacea is easy to grow and blooms to daisy-like flowers. It loves water and thrives along a pond or water stream, but adapts to other environments as long as you provide sufficient irrigation.
Used since the earliest times as an immunity booster, Echinacea will not only enhance your garden but will also treat your cold or flu.
6. Purple Geranium
Purple geranium is one of those magnificent flowers that embellish a flower garden from early to mid-summer. Its rich violet-blue flowers match wonderfully with an array of other shades, while the heavily-veined velvety petals add that extra-touch that everyone will love.
Once the flowers are gone, the plant will embellish your garden with its deeply-lobed foliage that turns red during fall.
Evocative to summer, agapanthus is a summer-flowering perennial that comes in two inspiring colors. Purple is our favorite, and the plant is often referred to as the Lily of the Nile.
Native to South Africa, agapanthus displays large inflorescences that are either striking purplish-blue or white. Planted in the middle of a flowerbed alongside gladiolus or arranged along the edges of the property, agapanthus usually blooms from June to August.
Fascinating shrubs, azaleas are harder to grow and need more maintenance, but their amazing flowers are well worth the effort. Coming in a wide range of varietals, with blooms that flower to a rainbow of colors and with their romantic aspect, azaleas can easily enhance the curb appeal of a property.
Rhododendrons are an alternative to azaleas. Equally beautiful, they boast larger leaves and the flowers are shaped slightly different between the two plants.
From the selection of purple perennials to grow in a garden, lilies are a classic. Romantic, perfumed, decorative, lilies inspired artists along the centuries. Coming in a wide range of colors, lilies are characterized by trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom on tall stems.
Lilies love water but don’t need special maintenance. They are even easy to grow indoors, in case you’re looking for the perfect perennials for your indoor flower garden.
10. Ice Plant Flowers
If you’re looking for a drought-tolerant perennial to grow alongside African daisies, have a look at the ice plant flower. Simple and beautiful, resistant to harsh conditions and with little demands, this plant looks like a small purple daisy and is easy to care for.
Part of the succulent family, ice plant comes in over 100 varieties and develops into a bushy subshrub that can occupy all empty space you have in the garden.
Purple and stylish, aubrietia is one of those flowers that bloom early in spring. Loving harsh terrains and thriving in poor conditions, this plant is ideal to integrate into a rock garden. Its lovely purple flowers and dainty leaves can easily scramble over rocks, covering them in a beautiful blanket of delicate color.
Remarkably tolerant to harsh climates, the plant needs little watering and almost no maintenance. A more than inspired choice for busy homeowners.
Phlox is an old-fashioned plant often associated with romantic countryside cottages and traditional landscapes. Its eye-catching purple-blue flowers last for several weeks in summer and are perfect to mix in a beautiful bouquet.
Growing phlox is easy, and if you don’t like purple, the plant comes in a variety of different colors, including white, pink, or lavender.
Pansies are among the most popular perennials. Coming in almost all imaginable colors and blooming throughout the winter season in the subtropical areas, these purple perennials commonly bloom in early spring and late fall in the temperate climates.
Highlighting your landscape design with their delicate elegance, pansies are easy to grow and easy to maintain. If you don’t have a garden, growing them in a pot is a breeze.
Thriving in most regions, chrysanthemums are the typical fall flowers. Cheerful, colorful, and beautiful to use in autumn arrangements, these flowers are very easy to grow. They bloom in mid-fall and flower towards the winter.
Coming in a wide variety of styles and shapes, these flowers are among the most versatile choices for a garden.
Have you ever looked at those awesome flower bunches that hang above a patio or yard, inebriating with their sweet perfume and mesmerizing with their purple color? If you were wondering what’s the name of the plant, it’s wisteria.
Wisteria is one of the most wonderful purple perennials. A vining plant that needs little care and that adapts well to almost all environments. Looking amazing in all contexts, there is no wonder it made it to our list.
Purple, yellow, blue, pink, you name it. Honeysuckle comes in a variety of colors, is heat-tolerant, and has a lovely fragrance that attracts bees and butterflies. A great addition to any landscape, this beautiful plant comes in over 180 species.
Some varieties are even evergreen plants. Caring for honeysuckle is easy, and just like wisteria, the plant can easily embellish a trellis or a wall.
I’ve left my favorite purple perennials, hydrangeas, for the end. This versatile plant doesn’t come in a specific color, its flowers change color based on the type of terrain. To achieve bluish purple hydrangeas, you’ll need an acidic soil. In calcareous soils, hydrangeas are often pink. And you can expect to achieve any colors in-between, including white.
Beautiful, fascinating, and looking amazing in all contexts, hydrangeas are amazing purple perennials to consider for your indoor or outdoor flower garden.