Purple is a beautiful color that has for centuries been known to represent royalty. Purple is a sign of highly spiritual energy. It is a color that allows us to imagine far off fantasy lands, and daydream to our hearts content. For all of these reasons, purple is a good color to have in the garden. We will be going over some of the best purple flowers that you can have in your garden.
Lavender is a calming scent that can reduce the effects of stress. It is a year-long plant, which does not only bloom in the summer. Lavender should be planted at least two months in advance of the first frost. Keep it in the sunlight to ensure the optimal amount of growth.
- Balloon flower
This is an interesting flower that is not very well-known. It got its name because of its appearance. As a bud, the plant resembles a hollow, deflated balloon. As it starts to bloom, the ‘balloon’ inflates and becomes increasingly more colorful. When the bud opens at last, it turns into the shape of a star.
This flower produces a very rich, dark purple color when it is in bloom. They will bloom throughout the summer for you to enjoy. They should be placed in an area when they can have plenty of sunlight. As well, the soil should be kept moist, otherwise the flowers will not bloom as well.
- Dwarf Iris
These plants are cute and petite. They grow to be about 6-8 inches tall. When they start blooming, it is a sign that spring is finally here. Dwarf Irises are fairly self-sufficient. They prefer moist soil, so mulching is something that you can do to assist them.
This plant can surprise you because its height will range somewhere between 8 and 30 inches tall. Salvias are fairy resilient when it comes to growing conditions. They can thrive in complete sunlight, but they also do well in partial shade.
- Bell Heather
This is a shrub that produces buds shaped like bells. The shrub typically grows to a height of 3 to 4 feet tall. They are a plant that requires little tending or fertilizing. The buds will bloom throughout the late summer and into the early fall.
- Cattleya Orchid
This orchid is a very popular type. The flowers that are produced are incredibly bright and colorful. This plant is a little bit more difficult to satisfy, but your hard work will pay off in the end! Keep this plant in the sunlight, and their ideal habitat will have a medium to high level of humidity.