Purple and white flowers are some of the most striking sights in nature. The purple flowers among the grass remind us of majestic magical carpets displayed in the wild and in gardens.

Purple and White Flowers to Brighten Your Garden

Let’s go ahead and learn about our favorite purple and white flowers names.

List of Purple and White Flowers

There’s something so royal about purple and white flowers, whether they’re light purple or deep indigo. A single purple flower is enough to draw attention to the eye, let alone in floral bouquets. Whatever your plan, you can always rely on the beauty of white purple blooms.

1. Salvia Nemorosa

The perennial flowers of the blue sage are more purple than blue. Aside from its beauty, the Salvia nemorosa is used widely as a spiritual tool for cleansing.

Enchanting Blooms of Salvia Nemorosa

This amazing plant can be found growing profusely in Western Asia as well as in central Europe.

2. Erica Cinerea

Theses purple colored flowers of the Erica cinerea, also known as bell heather, are spectacular when in bloom.

The Dainty Heather of Erica Cinerea

Bell heather flowers are tubular, resemble light purple bells, and are great sources for nectar for butterflies and bees.

3. Datura Metel

Commonly known as Devil’s trumpet or Angel’s trumpet, the Datura metel is known for being a purple and white flowers bush. One of the most known varieties is the Blackcurrant swirl moonflower.

Poisonous Datura Metel Flower

The Blackcurrant swirl moonflower can reach up to five feet as a bush. Each of the purple flower of the Blackcurrant swirl moonflower produces a highly pleasant fragrance.

4. Ophrys Apifera

Well-known as the bee orchid, the Ophrys apifera has colorful purple flower petals that closely resemble a bee. Male bees are often attracted to the flower, which resemble a female bee.

Colorful Flower of Ophrys Apifera

This purple perennial is highly coveted for its ability to exploit the plant-pollinator relationship that very few plants are able to do.

5. Camas Lily

The Camas lily belongs to a genus of the asparagus family which grows profusely in North America. Other names for this plant include quamash, camash, Indian hyacinth, and wild hyacinth.

Native Beauty of Elegant Camas Lily

An unusual characteristic of this plant is that once cooked, the bulbs of the camas lily become edible and sweet. The taste is comparable to baked sweet potatoes, figs, and pears.

6. Solanum Dulcamara

Solanum dulcamara is a climbing nightshade plant that has a purple flower that produces edible fruit. Several purple little flowers of this bittersweet nightshade plant can be displayed at a given time.

Bouquet of White Tulips Flower

The bright red fruits attract birds, making this plant a wonderful addition to any garden that seeks to encourage bird visitors.

7. Hydrangea

There are over 75 species of this plant, with purple hydrangea flowers being the most admired. Hydrangea flowers can range from white, pink, blue, and purple.

The Versatile Beauty of Hydrangea

The flowers are small but come in large clusters, making them extremely attractive in many floral arrangements.

8. Buddleja Davidii

The Buddleja davidii is known as the butterfly bush due to its ability to attract pollinators such as butterflies and bees with its purple flower spikes.

The Fragrant Blooms of Buddleja Davidii

The butterfly bush can be found growing in the wild areas of Japan and China.

9. Rose

Roses come in almost every color except for blue. The purple rose, however, is a newer variety due to its unusual coloration that does not occur naturally in the wild.

Small Bouquet of White Rose

When paired with white roses, the purple and white flowers meaning signify purity and royalty.

10. Campanula Medium

Campanula medium plants are often called Canterbury bells due to their unusual but beautiful bell-shaped purple beautiful flowers.

Bell Charm of Campanula Medium

The light purple ones are often linked with gratitude, faith, and constancy. They can be found growing profusely in soils that have full sun to partial shade exposure.


11. Blue-eyed Grass

While the blue-eyed grass is a purple perennial, it is curiously not technically a grass.

California Blue Eyed Grass in Bloom

While it is rarely grown in home gardens and backyards, this plant spreads all throughout native grasslands in North and South America.

12. Callistephus Chinensis

China aster is the common name for Callistephus chinensis. This plant has brilliant spots of colors that range from light lavender flowers to bright violet flowers.

The Exotic Callistephus Chinensis

The China aster makes a wonderful addition to any floral arrangement, whether in bridal bouquets or tabletop vases.

13. Sympythum Officinale

The Sympythum officinale is a purple perennial plant better known as the common comfrey.

Medicinal of Symphytum Officinale

It contains allantoin, a chemical that encourages new skin cells to develop and grow, aside from keeping skin healthy by reducing inflammation.

14. Crocus Vernus

The Crocus vernus, known as the giant crocus and spring crocus, is native to cold regions in the Balkans, Pyrenees, and the Alps.

Purple and White Crocus Vernus

The bright, vibrant hues of the purple flowers contrast sharply with the golden yellow centers of these fantastic springtime blooms.

15. Cyclamen Persicum

The compact flowers of the Cyclamen persicum, commonly known as the Persian cyclamen, always brings in admiring glances.

Cyclamen Persicum in a Winter Spring

This gorgeous plant can be found growing in rocky hillsides and woodlands in Turkey, Lebanon, and Palestine.

16. Syringa Vulgaris

Syringa vulgaris is known by many as the common lilac or more simply lilac. Lilac flowers are known for their beautifully sweet and pleasant fragrance.

Branch of Syringa Vulgaris

On top of these, the purple flowers are quite showy yet delicate, making them popular springtime plants in many gardens.

17. Eustoma Grandiflorum

The purple flower variety of the Eustoma grandiflorum can be easily mistaken for a purple rose at a quick glance.

The Majestic Eustoma Grandiflorum

Known as bluebell gentian and lisianthus, this plant is a fantastic addition to any garden with similar climates as Colorado, Nebraska, and Mexico.

18. Ipomoea Purpurea

Ipomoea purpurea is a climbing plant native to Central America and Mexico that produces large purple flowers along its vines .

Flowers of Ipomoea Purpurea

Its common name is morning glory, and while some species of  morning glory can be toxic, not all are.

19. Malva Sylvestris

Malva sylvestris has traditional medicinal uses in many parts of the world, including western Asia, northern Africa, and areas in Europe.

Wild Charm of Malva Sylvestris

One of the most popular varieties of this amazing plant is called Mystic Merlin.

20. Viola Wittrockania

The garden pansy has a fancy, beautiful scientific name: Viola wittrockania. A staple in many gardens, this plant is grown for its joyful display of blooms, especially the cultivars with a purple pansy characteristic.

Viola Wittrockania with Elegant Look

Bright, vivid, and cheery, purple pansies are wonderful additions to cottage gardens.

21. Cirsium Japonicum

Classified under the aster family, Cirsium japonicum displays purple pretty flowers that are vibrant and showy.

Japanese Thistle Cirsium Japonicum

The tufts of its purple flower are playful enough for people to plant them in their gardens to bring a sense of whimsy to their surroundings.

22. Lathyrus Odoratus

The sweet pea, also known as Lathyrus odorata, is a favorite springtime garden flower.

The Fragrant Lathyrus Odoratus

Grown for its multitudes of white, purrple, and pink flowers, the sweet pea is a great addition to any floral bouquets.

23. Wisteria Sinensis

Wistera sinensis is a climbing plant that can reach up to over 80 feet. This purple and white flowers tree makes a great plant to train over arbors to showcase its purple but dramatic flowers.

Rare and Exotic Himalayan Blue Poppy

They make fantastic decorative plants in arbors, trellises, and pergolas.

24. Agastache Foeniculum

Anise hyssop is the common name for the Agastache foeniculum.

The Aromatic Agastache Foeniculum

Also known as the lavender giant hyssop and the Fragrant giant hyssop, this plant is grown not just for its purple flower but also for its fragrant leaves.

25. Acanthus Mollis

The common name for Acanthus mollis is bear’s breeches due to its resemblance to the hairy appearance of the body parts of the bear.

Acanthus Mollis Known as Bear Breeches

Although it is a great pollinator attractant, the plant is considered invasive in some areas.

26. Aconitum Napellus

The purple flower of the Aconitum napellus, also known as woflsbane, is beautiful but deadly.

Poisonous Beauty of Aconitum Napellus

The bell-shaped purple flower closely resembles a hood commonly worn by monks, which is why the plant is also called monkshood.

27. Baptisia Australis

False indigo and wild indigo are two of the common names for Baptisia australis.

Guide to Growing Baptisia Australis

This plant used to be native only to the midwest regions of North America, but today is more commonplace in central and eastern parts of North America.

28. Dwarf Iris

Dwarf iris plants reach only eight inches maximum upon maturity, making this plant highly beloved in small spaces and gardens.

Unique and Rarest Dwarf Iris Flower

Iris flowers are exceptionally fragrant, usually appearing in the early spring.

29. Sea Holly

The sea holly plant, also known as sea thistle, grows profusely in South America.

Close Up look of Sea Holly Flower

The plant displays feathery blooms in colorful and vibrant purple colors when grown in clumps.

30. Conoclinum Coelestinum

A relative of the common aster, the Conoclinum coelestinum has wonderfully wispy pieces of pastel lavender flowers.

Purple Conoclinum Coelestinum Flower

Known more commonly as the blue mistflower, this plant produces its flowers starting in the late summer and lasting until fall.

31. Veronica Spicata

The purple wiry flowers of the Veronica spicata never fail to attract admiring looks. Also known as spiked speedwell, this bushy plant serves to attract bees and butterflies in northern Europe and Asia.

Hoverfly on Veronica Spicata Flower

Gardeners believe in the medicinal properties of this plant, which help in reducing coughs and other respiratory discomforts.

32. Pasque Flower

Showing up usually on Easter, the Pasque flower has become one of the purple blooms that are associated with this time.

Timeless Charm of Pasque Flowers

The plant is herbaceous in nature, and the purple perennial plant can be found in its native regions in Europe, Asia, and North America.

33. Dianthus Caryophyllus

Known by its common name carnation, the Dianthus caryophyllus has fragrance found in each fringed flower petal.

Sweetness of Dianthus Caryophyllus

The carnation comes mostly in pink, white, and red hues, but our favorite color is the purple carnation.

34. Iris Reticulata

Iris reticulata plants thrive when they are planted in well-draining loamy soils.

Iris Reticulata Purple Flowers

The pleasant and sweet fragrance of the purple showy flowers makes them wonderful additions to summer bouquets since they bloom around March and April.

35. Digitalis Purpurea

Purple foxglove is the common name for Digitalis purpurea, and the blossoms are spectacular during summer.

Digitalis Purpurea in The Garden

It would be best to avoid touching the plant since it is toxic and can be poisonous when handled incorrectly.

36. Sinningia Speciosa

The Sinningia speciosa has purple wonderful flowers that closely resemble African violets.

Exotic Jewel of the Houseplant World

The fuzzy leaves are pushed away by each purple flower as it slowly comes out from underneath to display its delicate yet showy flower petals.

37. Lunaria Annua

The common name for Lunaria annua is annual honesty. Other common names for this purple-flowered plant include Honesty, Silver Money plant, and Silver Dollar plant.

The Silver Dollar Lunaria Annua Plant

Some gardeners grow this plant to use its leaves and flowers in garden salads. It has purple attractive flowers with white coin-like growths.

38. Cattleya Orchid

Tropical and regal, the Cattleya orchid is grown for its majestic flowers. The orchid can produce pure purple colored flowers as well as variegated purple and white flowers.

The Elegance of the Orchid Family

These hothouse specimens are surprisingly easy to grow, even for gardening beginners.

39. Calla Lily

The calla lily is known for its simple but elegant bloom. Calla lilies come in many colors, but one of the most requested varieties is the purple calla lily.

Calla Lily Also Known as Arum Lily

If you intend to plant some of your own, make sure that it is properly contained since many calla lily plants can be invasive.

40. Dendrobium Orchid

The dendrobium orchid has flowers that come in many spectacular colors. Two of the most popular varieties have purple plain flowers aside from a white and purple flower combination.

Appreciating These Exotic Beauties

The petal combination can be color-blocked, striped, or even mottled.


Purple and white flowers make a great combination when placed in floral bouquets and table arrangements. Simple, colorful, and breathtaking, white and purple pretty flowers never fail to bring joy and happiness. 

Just remember that most of the purple and white flowers are safe while some can be poisonous, and some purple and white flowers even have scents on their flowers and leaves. Take the time to appreciate the beauty of a purple flower and you just might end up getting more or growing them on your own!

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