Assorted Purple Flowers in Gardens - A Gallery
Purple Flowers in Gardens
Purple flowers are often a favorite of gardeners, even if just to offset some other colors like oranges, yellows and greens. I personally love flowers, and anyone that knows me knows this is true! I happen to also love purple, its one of my favorite colors. So the two together are a real plus for me.
My favorite thing is to mix them together with other flowers. This is a gallery of purple flower photos that I have taken over time in many different gardens including my own. I hope you enjoy or maybe get inspired to plant more flowers, especially purple ones.
Photos of Purple Flowers
Photo 1 - This purple aster, almost a magenta depending on the light, is very beautiful to me. Such a simple flower, yet so pretty and attractive to moths and other insects. They bring us not only beauty, but are a food source for many little flying creatures.
Photo 2 - The purple cone flower, an absolute favorite flower of mine. I have these growing in my butterfly garden, but this variety was found in another garden. I love the very tiny or thin petals, and how they curl down. If you have these and watch, you will see butterflies and bees enjoying these lovely beauties.
Photo 3 - A field of purple, early blooming Spring flowers. I thought they might be hyacinth, or something similar to them. Its nice to see just a patch of purple flowers sometimes. They are offset perfectly really with the greenery right around them. If you are going for one color of flower, purple or red ones are good choices for this reason.
Photo 4 - Here is a nature made bouquet of purple asters. Simple in their design, but very lovely all the same.
Photo 5 - A purple zinnia, one of my favorite butterfly flowers. These are hardy, even in the intense heat. The combination of color, nectar, and heat makes these much loved by butterflies. Every year I grow zinnias in my garden. I can't get enough of them.
Photo 6 - Purple Chrysanthemums, or Mums, look lovely planted among some other green plants. They are different kind of leaves, as in vegetables, not flowers. The lining up of the purple mums against the different greens are so beautiful to me for a great combination.
Photo 7 - The famous water lily, a true favorite of many people including Monet. I love his paintings of waterlilies. The deep purple lily pads were pretty too I thought.
Photo 8 & 9 - I am not completely sure of these two flowers, though I do think that number 8 is a bachelor's button flower. I love those flowers, and sometimes they are referred to as a cornflower blue. I like also the beautiful flowers in photo 9, though I can admit I am not sure of what they are. I took this photo to capture the image because I loved them so much. They grow low to the ground.
**Some of my top recommended purple flowers include zinnias, African violets, cosmos, roses, bachelor's buttons, hydrangeas, chrysanthemums and impatiens. There are many more, but these are the ones I am most familiar with. If I could grow some waterlilies in my own pond one day that would be so exciting.