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Assorted Purple Flowers in Gardens - A Gallery

Updated on November 25, 2011
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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.

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    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Dmdiaz, glad to know other fans of purple flowers! Thanks for your comment.

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      6 years ago

      I'm a fan of purple flowers too and yo are correct..those are hyacinth in photo 6.

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      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Eddie, thanks for sharing your experience with your red zinnias. See, this is what I am talking about in part, lots of "show" for little effort. They are rather impressive if they have enough sun, and stay pretty "happy!" I love to grow them, and will have to try doing that with one or two colors in a particular area perhaps. I appreciate your comment.

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      Eddie Carrara 

      7 years ago from New Hampshire

      Great hub oceansnsunsets, I grew zinnias this past summer in a huge patch and I just used the red ones that grow 12'' tall, it was amazing but I was so busy this summer I never took a picture :( I found then extremely easy to grow, very little maintenance and what a show they put on. I am defiantly planting them next year. Beautiful pictures, voted up and beautiful.

    • oceansnsunsets profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Craftdrawer, thank you so much for your comment and for stopping by. :) I love purple too, its just so pretty.

      Catspirit, thank you for your kind words! :) Also, thanks for your comment and for dropping by.

      VMartinez, I am glad you liked the waterlily, I think they are such pretty flowers. Thank you very much for the comment.

      Europewalker, thank you!

      Anglnwu, Waterlilies are awesome, they always amaze me. Thanks for your comment.

      Mary, thank you very much, so glad you stop by, as always! :)

      Hyphenbird, I really appreciate that, thanks so much. :)

      Ahydz, thank you!

      GiftedGrandma, I hear you about the macro photos. That is an area I have a lot of fun with, when I have the time and subject matter. It IS a whole other world to be seen through a macro lens. So glad you stopped by, thank you for the comment.

    • GiftedGrandma profile image


      7 years ago from USA

      Flowers are one of my favorite things to take photos of! Especially marco because there is usually a delightful surprise I didn't see when catching on the lens.

    • Ahydz profile image


      7 years ago from Philippines

      I just love purple flowers. Great hub with beautiful photos!

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      Brenda Barnes 

      7 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Gorgeous x infinity! Purple is such a complex color and you captured it well.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      7 years ago from Florida

      What can I say??? As usual, you have done an outstanding job with this Hub. I voted it UP, etc.etc. I admire your work very much.

    • anglnwu profile image


      7 years ago

      Love the purple water lily. Absolutely gorgeous.

    • europewalker profile image


      7 years ago

      Gorgeous photos. The zinnia is petal perfect.

    • vmartinezwilson profile image

      Vanessa Martinez Wilson 

      7 years ago from Vancouver, WA

      Beautiful. The waterlillies are stunning. Thank you so much for sharing your pictures.

    • catspirit profile image


      7 years ago

      Absolutley beautiful! Your photography is flawless

    • craftdrawer profile image


      7 years ago

      Beautiful gardens. Purple flowers are a favorite of mine!!!


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