Purple spring flowers are some of the most beautiful blooms that await us in the spring.

Unique Spring Flower Ideas for Your Growing Garden

A purple flower on one stalk is never enough; we prefer to look at multiple purple flowers in the early spring.

Read below for our list of preferred flowers. 

List of Purple Spring Flowers

You simply won’t get enough of the beautiful purple flowers that pop up in the early spring. Whether you plan to make add the purple flowers into your floral arrangement or as they are, you can never go wrong with purple flowering plants. Below are th list of the bloomers in spring season:

1. Salvia Nemorosa 

The Salvia nemorosa is also known as the blue sage, but the flowers are actually more on the purple side.

Salvia Nemorosa in Herb Garden

The purple perennial plant is native to Western Asia and central Europe. The flowers of this plant are small but can be easily spotted due to their vivid hues.

2. Stachys Monieri 

Each purple colored flower of the Stachys monieri, common name betony, is very small yet surprisingly elegant. This plant has perennial flowers that show up around midsummer.

The Elegant Stachys Monieri

One of the famous cultivars is the alpine betony, which attracts numerous pollinators like butterflies and bees.

3. Ophrys Apifera

The Ophrys apifera, also known as the bee orchid, has spectacular petals that resemble a purple bee. It is one of the most beloved purple perennials due to its floral mimicry of bees that help it evolve into a highly beneficial plant and pollinator relationship.

Single of the Temperate Orchid

Male bees are attracted to the flower which looks like a female bee, pollinating the orchids in the process.

4. Solanum Dulcamara 

Solanum dulcamara, also known as bittersweet nightshade, is a climbing flower of purple plant of the nightshade family.

The Versatile Solanum Dulcamara

These flowers of purple are of the bittersweet nightshade plant contrast highly with the vibrant red fruits. However, the fruit of the plant is edible and often distributed by birds in Asia, Europe, and North America.

5. Blackcurrant Swirl Moonflower 

Known by its common name the Devil’s Trumpet, Blackcurrant Swirl Moonflower has beautiful swirls of purple and white in its petals.

Aromatic Blackcurrant Swirl Moonflower

The Blackcurrant Swirl Moonflower has a growing habit of a bush, reaching up to five feet. Every single purple blossom of the Blackcurrant Swirl Moonflower emits a fragrant intoxicating scent.

6. Buddleja Davidii

Buddleja davidii, or the butterfly bush, is a beautiful ornamental plant with purple blossoms. Each purple bloom spike has tiny florets.

Buddleja Davidii in Flower Garden

It is key to know that this plant is usually found in China and Japan although it is grown in almost all countries due to its ability to attract pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and birds.

7. Campanula Medium 

The Campanula medium, commonly called Canterbury bells, is often associated with faith, constancy, and gratitude.

Beautiful Summer Flower Closeup

Each purple blossom of the plant has a bell shape, hence the name is given to it. They thrive in midly acidic to neutral soils, and require an inch of water per week.

8. Callistephus Chinensis

The, Callistephus chinensis is also known as China aster, is a very attractive annual with brilliant purple floret.

The Fragrant Blooms of Callistephus Chinensis

This flowerr belongs to the same family as chrysanthemum, making this color of flower a great companion to any floral arrangement.

9. Sympythum Officinale

The Sympythum officinale, or the common comfrey, is a purpleand a  perennial plant. Since there are over thirty species of the plant, botanists named it as true comfrey to differentiate it from others.

Sympythum Officinale in Forest

The plant can be found growing prolifically in riversides, ditches, and waste grounds.

10. Echinacea Purpurea

The gorgeous purple coneflower, or scientifically known as Echinacea purpurea, is native to meadows, open woods, and dam prairies in the southeastern and central parts of the United States of America.

Purple Cone Flower Growing in Garden

However, the purple flower plant can grow up to two to four feet tall, making it a wonderful statement plant to any cottage garden.

11. Cosmos Bipinnatus

The Cosmos bipinnatus has delicate purple petals that is native to North and South America. Known as the Mexican aster or the garden cosmos, this plant with the purple bloom is a favorite in many wildflower gardens.

The Beauty of Cosmos Bipinnatus

These Cosmos flowers tend to come in a myriad of colors from white to orange to pinks and even shades of purple.

12. Crocus Vernus 

The bright Crocus vernus only serves to announce the arrival of spring. The early spring flowers has vibrant purple petals with golden pistils.

Bunch of Purple Crocus Vernus

The Crocus vernus is planted for ornamental reasons, being one of the most popular springtime choices in sensorial gardens due to its intoxicating fragrance.

13. Cyclamen Persicum 

The Cyclamen persicum is known as the Persian cyclamen that grows in woodlands and rocky hillsides. It is native to Turkey, Palestine, and Lebanon. The small, compact cluster of lavender flowers never fail to amaze onlookers.

Cyclamen Known as Persian Cyclamen

They bloom in the first months of spring, and they bloom in a big number, which makes the field look like it’s covered in a purple carpet.

14. Syringa Vulgaris

Syringa vulgaris has lovely lilac colors because it is where the term comes from.

Enchanting Fragrance of Syringa Vulgaris

Known as the common lilac, the plant grows incredibly well in gardens as well as on rocky hills. The purple little flowers of the lilac produce a sweet, pleasant scent.

15. Agapanthus Orientalis 

The Agapanthus orientalis has astonishing blossoms that seem to spray right off from the stalks. Known as the Lily of the Nile, this plant is usually found in the southern parts of Africa.

Agapanthus Orientalis Beautiful Flower

In Greek, Agapanthus means “love flower.” It grows in full or even in partial sun, it only needs watering once a week.

16. Eustoma Grandiflorum 

Eustoma Grandiflorum is called by many names such as bluebell gentian, lisianthus, and prairie gentian. The plant is native to Mexico as well as Nebraska and Colorado.

Guide to Growing and Caring for Lilacs

It can be found growing in fields, prairies, and home gardens with their spectacular purple and beautiful flowers.

17. Ipomoea Purpurea 

The purple flower name of the morning glory is Ipomoea purpurea. The climbing plant is native to Central America and Mexico.

A Morning Glory Ipomoea Purpurea

While some varieties can be toxic, not all glory plants are poisonous. This is why it is advised to keep away from pets, because it might cause different types of illnesses.

18. Malva Sylvestris 

Malva sylvestris can be found growing in northern Africa, western Asia, and parts of Europe. Traditional medicinal uses for this plant include colds, burns, and coughs.

Purple Beauty of Malva Sylvestris

The Malva sylvestris is known as common mallow, tree mallow, and wood mallow. The Mystic Merlin has unusual purplish-blue blooms that appear in the summer.

19. Viola Wittrockiana 

Viola Wittrockiana is also known as the garden pansy. While it has many colors, the purple pansy is our favorite spring flower.

Delicate Charm of Viola Wittrockiana

When joyful purple pansy flowers are on display, we can’t help but marvel at nature’s beauty.

20. Cirsium Japonicum

Cirsium japonicum is known as the Japanese thistle, which is under the aster family. Even though the flower color is almost pink, we like to think that it is a vibrant purple color of flower that deserves a place in this list.

Cirsium Japonicum in a Garden

This flower grows on mildly acidic soils and requires for a small amount of water every 10 days.


21. Lathyrus Odoratus

The sweet pea is known for its graceful blooms and delicate scent. Sweet peas are annual climbing plants that reach around six feet.

Sweet Scent of Lathyrus Odoratus

These pea is native to the Aegean islands, southern Italy, and Sicily.

22. Verbena Bonariensis

The elegant Verbena bonariensis is known by many names but the most popular one is the purpletop vervain.

Ethereal Beauty of Verbena Bonariensis

It is a flowering annual plant that produces a cluster of dainty blooms that dance in the wind.

23. Wisteria Sinensis 

Wisteria sinensis is a deciduous vine that can grow up to over 90 feet. It is commonly known as the Chinese wisteria.

The Magnificent Wisteria Sinensis

The dramatic display of lavender flowers makes this purple flower tree vine a favorite in many arbors and entryways.

24. Liatris Spicata 

The Liatris spicata is commonly known as the blazing star or blazing stars plant. This herbaceous plant is highly attractive to butterflies in bees, making the blazing star a garden favorite.

The Spiky Charm of Liatris Spicata

You can grow this as a border or even cut off the flowers for floral arrangements.

25. Agastache Foeniculum 

Agastache Foeniculum is more known as the anise hyssop, Fragrant giant hyssop, and the lavender giant hyssop.

Aromatic of Agastache Foeniculum

Grown for its fragrant foliage, the anise hyssop is a great perennial addition for its small spikes of purple cute little blossoms.

26. Acanthus Mollis 

The Acanthus mollis plant has several names, with the most common being bear’s breeches due to its thorny purple bracts that look like the breeches found in bears.

The Majestic Acanthus Mollis

It can be found in shaded areas where it serves as a great plant to attract pollinators.

27. Aconitum Napellus 

Aconitum napellus is commonly called monkshood or wolfsbane. While the purple bloom is beautiful, the plant, on the other hand, is highly toxic.

A Poisonous Plant with Attractive Flower

The purple blooms are curiously shaped but it is best to admire them from a distance.

28. Baptisia Australis 

Commonly known as the blue false indigo or the blue wild indigo, the Baptisia australis can be found growing profusely in the midwestern parts of North America.

Stately Beauty of Baptisia Australis

As travel and transit become more common, this plant is slowly becoming more native to eastern, central, and North America.

29. Wild Hyacinth 

Wild Hyacinth is grown for its sweet perfume. The sharp heady scent makes this plant a favorite bulb in many gardens who love some fragrance during the early spring season.

Purple Wild White Hyancinths in Nature

They grow in partial shade to full sun as long as they are planted in fertile, acidic, and well-draining medium.

30. Balloon Flower 

The balloon purple colored flower is scientifically called Platycodon grandiflorus. The purple blossoms are native to East Asia, where it earned the name Chinese bellflower.

Unique Charm of Balloon Flower

The showy purple blooms will show up as long as the plant is exposed to full sun to partial shade.

31. Dwarf Iris 

Dwarf flowering Iris plants grow up around six to eight inches tall. We love planting these in borders and edges especially when they spread underground.

Urban Garden at the Beginning of Spring

On the other hand, the blossoms of the dwarf flowers are quite fragrant in the early spring.

32. Sea Holly 

The sea-holly grows mostly in South America. Its scientific name is Eryngium while some shorten the name to make the common name eryngo easier to pronounce.

The Unusual Sea Holly Flower

Another common name for the plant is sea thistle. The vibrant feathery blooms are quite attractive when grown in masses.

33. Conoclinum Coelestinum 

The Conoclinum coelestinum is known for its bits of fluffy lavender flowers. It belongs to the same flower family as the common aster.

Delicate Blue of Conoclinium Coelestinum

The plant is known as the blue mistflower and grows up to three feet high. It flowers in the late summer through fall and is native to the eastern parts of the United States.

34. Veronica Spicata 

Veronica spicata has wiry wispy purple tiny flowers, inspiring its common name spiked speedwell. It is native to Asian and northern Europe.

Bunch of Veronica Spicata Flowers

The plant has a bushy habit with deciduous leaves and flowers that are highly attractive to butterflies and bees.

35. Pasque Flower 

The pasque flower is a herbaceous perennial plant that is commonly found in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Delicate Pasque Flower in High Key

The large showy blossoms show up around spring, with many referring to the plant as one of the interesting Easter flowers.

36. Dianthus Caryophyllus 

Dianthus caryophyllus plants are known commonly as clove pink or carnations. The tufted purplish varieties of the Dianthus spp flowers are breathtakingly gorgeous with a fragrant scent.

Alyssum and Dianthus Caryophyllus

Plant these flowers where they can receive full sun so that they are encouraged to bloom.

37. Iris Reticulata 

Plant Iris reticulata plants in sandy, loamy, well-draining soil to keep them healthy and flowering.

The Enchanting Iris Reticulata

The masses of Iris reticulata flowering plants are a wonderful sight from March to April. The flowers are quite showy with a pleasantly sweet fragrance.

38. Digitalis Purpurea 

The magical blooms of the purple foxglove are amazing when in bloom. Digitalis purpurea is the scientific name of this plant.

The Majestic Digitalis Purpurea

However, it is a poisonous plant so it is best to admire this plant from a distance.

39. Sinningia Speciosa 

Sinningia speciosa, commonly known as gloxinia, is native to Brazil. The wonderful purple and little flower is related to African violets and often grown as a houseplant.

Blooming Purple and White Flower

Delicate yet showy, we love watching the tiny flowers pop out from underneath the velvety leaves.

40. Lunaria Annua 

Lunaria Annua translated into annual honesty. The plant is also known by different names, such as Silver Dollar plant, Silver Money plant, and Honesty.

Purple Honesty Lunaria Annua

The deep purple colored flowers have four showy petals.

41. Aster Amellus 

The herbaceous Aster amellus has small, bright, and cheery flowers that range from pale lavender to purple.

Aster Amellus Flower in Morning Dew

The perennial flower of the plant usually appears in the late summer. It grows from Europe to Eastern Asia despite not being frost-tender.

42. Cattleya Orchid

The famous Cattleya orchid is known to be exquisitely formed, thriving extremely well in the tropical rainforests of Asia. Cattleya orchids are easy to grow and have been favorite plants in gardens and greenhouses all over the world.

The Cattleya Orchid Fragrant Flowers

One of the most striking colors for this plant is the one that produces a purple blossoms or even several at one time.

43. Purple Calla 

The elegant and simple blossoms of the calla lily are wonderful additions to any floral arrangement.

Silhouetted Bouquet of Purple Calla

We especially love the purple colors that range from lavender to eggplant. Some varieties even have scents to their blooms.

44. Dendrobium Orchid 

A single dendrobium orchid is quite dramatic on its own. The broad lance-like leaves spray out to showcase dainty and tropical purple colored flowers growing from its inflorescence.

Cluster of Purple and White Flower

You can grow this tropical orchid in warm, sunny climates that are similar to its native environments.


Purple spring flowers are great additions to your early spring garden. The presence of a purple little flower or two will always cheer anyone up. As purple and spring seem to jive with each other, we got quite a number of recommended flowers worth having, such as the exotic cattleyas or the charming wisteria depending on your garden and aesthetic requirements. 

You can always display a single purple blossoms or several in your floral arrangement. Another factor to consider is that a lot of flowers with purple color have sweet scents to them. Once you begin to display or grow plants with purple beautiful flowers, you’ll never see other colors the same way again!

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