10 Beautiful Types Of Violet Flowers You May Not Have Seen

When it comes to purple colored flowers, most people are aware of lavender, foxgloves, and, of course, violets. However, there are plenty of violet colored flowers in the world, and you may have never even heard of many of them.

10 Beautiful Types Of Violet Flowers You May Not Have Seen

In this guide, we have listed 10 of the most beautiful types of violet colored flowers that you may have not seen, or even heard of.

1. Midnight Blue Rose

Midnight blue roses (Floribunda) are not really blue; they’re actually purple. They are a beautiful violet shade that will look lovely in the homes of anyone who is bored with typical red and pink roses.

Midnight blue roses have semi-glossy light green leaves that are medium in size, and lots of deep, velvety purple, double blooms that bloom in clusters. They have a potent clove scent and are resilient, lush, and petite. 

These flowers can be grown in containers and in poorer soils, and they can also be placed as a hedge. They develop best in full sunlight and do well in USDA hardiness zones 5 to 9.

They flower from July to November, giving you plenty of time to enjoy them throughout the summer, well into fall.

2. Purple Ice Plant

Next up, we’ve got the purple ice plant (Delosperma cooperi). Warm-weather perennials, these plants bloom each year and are well-known for their vivid blooms. They are also available in pink, yellow, red, orange, and other colors.

The term ‘ice plant’ refers to the plant’s tiny hairs, which reflect light in a way that makes them look like ice crystals. The greenery is thick and succulent-like, and changes color as the temperatures drop in the fall.

Many varieties of ice plants are evergreen where it is mild.

Spring is usually when ice plants start to blossom, and this process lasts the entire growing season.

In cooler climates, by the height of summer, these rapidly-developing plants can be planted most effectively in USDA hardiness zones 5 to 9, with fall planting being favored in regions with high temperatures.

3. Passionflower

The perennial passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), which is native to the US, is available in a variety of hues, including blue, purple, red, white, and pink. With its clashing colors and spiky flowers, it has a very unique appearance.

Despite their appearance as tropical flowers, passionflowers can grow practically anywhere, even in much colder climes. They do best in USDA hardiness zones 7 to 10, and their weekly water needs are only about an inch.

These unique perennials are relatively simple to care for.

You might even find these seemingly delicate vines growing alongside the sides of the road because some species of passionflower can spread rapidly in warmer climes. When fully grown, they can reach heights of 30 feet and a width of 6 feet.

4. Columbine

Next up, we have the lovely looking columbine (Aquilegia). These perennial herbaceous plants appear in a variety of hues; some are even bicolored.

These plants may bloom in shades of purple, red, blue, pink, salmon, yellow, or white. Their blooms are said to mimic jester’s caps.

Typically, this shrub is planted in the early spring. Beginning in mid-spring, established plants usually bloom for four weeks. The seeds of these perennial plants germinate in approximately 20 in 30 days and have a modest growth rate. 

Although they are attractive to look at, columbine plants are poisonous to people.

Consequently, if you keep these flowers in your house, you may want to think about keeping your children at a safe distance from them by putting the flowers in out-of-reach areas.

5. Michaelmas Daisy

Did you know that daisies are part of the Aster species? The Aster genus includes the Michaelmas daisy (Aster amellus), in addition to every other kind of daisy you can imagine.

This variety looks very similar to the English daisy, but the vibrant, purple hue takes its beauty an extra step further.

This vibrant annual evergreen can be grown in moderate, Mediterranean, or subtropical climates as a decorative fragrant pollinator-attracting plant. It grows most successfully in hardiness zones 4 to 10.

The disc blooms of these lowers are yellow, which contrasts beautifully with the tiny blue violet petals to create a striking visual contrast.

Some cultivars also have white or pink flowers that are enchanting, and all of these hues look beautiful when grown together.

6. Pasqueflower

The pasqueflower (Pulsatilla vulgaris) is native to Europe, and can mainly be found in France, Germany, and the UK. It is an attractive, upward bell-shaped flower that can be quickly and easily identified.

It has gorgeous purple-colored petals with lengthy soft hairs and brilliant yellow centres with stamens, as well as wispy grey green foliage.

Given that Pasqueflowers frequently appeared on ancient barrows and boundary banks, British folklore holds that these plants originated in areas that had been stained by the blood of Vikings or Romans.

It’s more probable, though, that these locations are chosen because they prefer to grow amongst undeveloped patches of chalk grassland.

The word ‘paschal’, which means ‘of Easter’, is where its common moniker, ‘pasque’, comes from. The Pasqueflower usually blooms in April, just before Easter. Therefore, the Pasqueflower can literally be translated to ‘the Easter flower’.

7. Jackman’s Clematis

The Jackman’s Clematis (Clematis ‘Jackmanii’) is a hardy climber that blooms in profusion from July to September with huge, eye-catching, dark purple blossoms.

Along with being very attractive to the eye, it is well known for drawing helpful insects and other pollinators.

Due to the annual nature of this plant, fresh foliage will start to emerge in the spring after the autumnal leaf loss. It can be taught to climb a wall, fence, or trellis and does well in containers.

The best conditions for growing Jackman’s Clematis are full sun to moderate shade, compost, and moist but well-drained soil.

It is classified as a Group 3 clematis, which means that frequent pruning is necessary to ensure continuous flowering, given that the flowers only develop on the growth from the current year.

8. Lisianthus

For its vivid, rose-like beauty and extraordinarily extended vase life, lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum) is an ornamental flower that is highly prized.

This bloom, which comes from the grassland regions of the US, is also occasionally referred to as the Texas bluebell or the Japanese rose.

There are many hues available for lisianthus, including yellow, purple, pink, green, and white. The blooms can be individual, double, or even bicolored in some cases. We think the white and purple variety is especially lovely.

Lisianthus are known for being a little challenging to grow because their very small seeds need sunlight and warmth to germinate, and particularly warm weather can cause ‘rosetting’ in the plants as they develop.

When correctly cultivated, they blossom into stunning flowers.

9. Rhododendron impeditum

Rhododendrons can be simple-leaved bushes or trees, either evergreen or deciduous, and occasionally have a dense, colorful hairs on the underside.

A beautiful shade of purple grows on the funnel-shaped, bell-like, or elongated flowers, which may be individual or in clusters.

These flowers, which are native to China, are very beautiful to gaze at. You should always wear gloves and other protective gear when handling this plant because they are harmful if consumed.

When completely grown, this diminutive, fragrant evergreen shrub can reach a height of 60 cm. It blooms from mid to late spring with its rounded, violet colored flowers. It thrives in acidic, leafy, damp but well-drained soil with protection and partial shadow.

10. Bee Orchid

Lastly on this list, we have the bee orchid (Ophrys apifera), which plant’s name is pretty obvious when looking at it. These tiny, light purple flowers appear to have bees attached to them.

Male bees will venture in to try to reproduce with the plant because of its look, which resembles a bee sitting on a flower. They will eventually pollinate the flower as a consequence.

The fact that it invites pollinators to interact with the flower makes this a very clever play on nature’s behalf.

When fully developed, the bee orchid can reach a height of 30 cm and is readily identified by its appearance. Numerous, fairly large flowers with pink petals that resemble wings and brown, furry lips with yellow markings are visible on the stalk.

Final Thoughts

If purple is your favorite color, then we have no doubt that you are a fan of these lovely, vibrantly colored flowers. Some of them are even suitable to grow at home, so why don’t you look out for these plants to cultivate in your own garden?

We hope you found this article interesting.

Diane Peirce

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