Purple Flower Names

Purple flowers add richness and depth to any landscape design, be it a formal or informal type. Planning to start a flower garden! Choose from some of the most beautiful purple flowers that you can include in your yard. Here are all the purple flower names for reference.
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Purple as a color represents royalty and richness. Add these svelte purple shades to the varied shapes and texture of petals, to get a splendid display of the most beautiful flowers. A mystical shade of purple on a beautiful flower can completely change the look and appeal of your home, garden, and even wedding decoration.

Purple and blue blooms have become one of the most sought-after flowers among gardeners. So what's your pick on purple this season? Have a look at the vast collection of purple beauties below, along with the details of each.

Purple Flowers

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Aconitum

Monks Hood
Wolfsbane
Aconite


Scientific Name
Aconitum napellus


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Mid to Late Summer

Autumn Gentian

Felwort
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Scientific Name
Gentianella amarella


Plant Type
Biennial


Blooming
Mid Summer to Early Fall

Alpine Betony

Betony
Lamb's Ear


Scientific Name
Stachys monieri 'Hummelo'


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Summer

Agapanthus

African Lily
Lily of the Nile


Scientific Name
Agapanthus orientalis


Plant Type
Biennial


Blooming
Mid Summer to Early Fall

Anemone

Windflower
Helmet Flower


Scientific Name
Anemone nemorosa


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Early Spring to Autumn

Adria Bellflower

Wall Bellflower
-


Scientific Name
Campanula portenschlagiana


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Mid Spring to Early Summer


Bee Orchid

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Scientific Name
Ophrys apifera


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Summer

Bittersweet Nightshade

Potato Flower
Poison Berry
Violet Bloom
Felonwood
Blue Bindweed


Scientific Name
Solanum dulcamara


Plant Type
Perennials


Blooming
Spring to Fall

Basil

Purple Basil
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Scientific Name
Ocimum basilicum purpurascens


Plant Type
Annual


Blooming
Mid to Late Summer

Baptisia

False Indigo
Wild Indigo


Scientific Name
Baptisia australis


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Late Spring to Early summer

Butterfly Orchid

Poor Man's Orchid

Scientific Name
Habenaria psycodes


Plant Type
Annual


Blooming
Summer to Fall

Bell Heather

Purple Beauty

Scientific Name
Erica cinerea

Plant Type
Perennial

Blooming
Early Summer to Early Fall

Blue-eyed Grass

Montane Blue-eyed Grass
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Scientific Name
Sisyrinchium montanum


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Spring to Fall

Bachelor's Button

Cornflower
Bluebottle
Sweet Sultan


Scientific Name
Centaurea cyanus


Plant Type
Annual


Blooming
Late spring to Early Fall

Blue Dick

Purple Head
Brodiaea
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Scientific Name
Dichelostemma capitatum


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Spring

Bush Lupine

Tree Lupine
Bush Lupin
Silver Bush Lupine


Scientific Name
Lupinus albifrons


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Spring to Early Summer

Betony

Purple Betony
Wood Betony
Bishop's Wort


Scientific Name
Stachys officinalis


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
June to September


China Aster

Annual Aster
Crown Aster
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Scientific Name
Callistephus chinensis


Plant Type
Annual


Blooming
Summer to Early Fall

Creeping Thistle

Canada Thistle
Californian Thistle
Field Thistle


Scientific Name
Cirsium arvense


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Mid Summer to Early Fall

Canterbury Bells

Blue Bell
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Scientific Name
Campanula medium


Plant Type
Annual or Biennial


Blooming
Late spring to Mid Summer

Clustered Bellflower

Dane's Blood
Purple Pixie


Scientific Name
Campanula glomerata


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Spring to Fall

Carnation

Windflower
Helmet Flower


Scientific Name
Dianthus caryophyllus


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Summer to all year long

Checkered Lilies

Snakehead Lily
Leper Lily


Scientific Name
Fritillaria meleagris


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Late winter, Early and Mid spring

Cattleya Orchid

Corsage Orchid
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Scientific Name
Cattleya


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Spring and Summer

Cirsium

Plum Thistle
Japanese Thistle


Scientific Name
Cirsium japonicum


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Late spring, Summer to Fall

Chives

Onion Chives
Common Chives


Scientific Name
Allium schoenoprasum


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Late Spring to Early Summer

Calla Lily

Arum Lily
Common Calla


Scientific Name
Zantedeschia


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Early spring

Cosmos

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Scientific Name
Cosmos


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Summer and fall

Common Knapweed

Lesser Knapweed

Scientific Name
Centaurea nigra


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Summer to Fall

Common Comfrey

Boneset
Consound
Slippery-root


Scientific Name
Symphytum officinale


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Early Summer to Fall

Common Mallow

Cheeseplant
Cheeseweed
High Mallow


Scientific Name
Malva neglecta


Plant Type
Annual


Blooming
Early Summer to Mid fall

Cuckoo Flower

Lady's Smock
Mayflower


Scientific Name
Cardamine pratensis


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Early Spring

Common Butterwort

Bog Violet
Marsh Violet


Scientific Name
Pinguicula vulgaris


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Late Spring to Mid Summer

Coneflower

Eastern Purple Coneflower
Echinacea
Snakeroot


Scientific Name
Echinacea Purpurea


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Summer to Fall

Walker's Low Catmint

Catmint
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-


Scientific Name
Nepeta x faassenii


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Early Summer

Candytuft

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Scientific Name
Iberis


Plant Type
Annual and Perennial


Blooming
Spring to Summer

Common Vetch

Spring Vetch

Scientific Name
Vicia sativa


Plant Type
Annual


Blooming
Mid Spring to Mid Summer

Corncockle

Common Corncockle

Scientific Name
Agrostemma githago


Plant Type
Annual


Blooming
Summer

Concord Grapes

Spiderwort

Scientific Name
Tradescantia


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Late Spring to Early Summer

Clematis

Clematis 'Jackmanii'
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Scientific Name
Clematis 'Jackmanii'


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Early summer to early fall

Cyclamen

Persian Violet
Sowbread


Scientific Name
Cyclamen persicum


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Fall and Winter

Crocus

Spring Crocus

Scientific Name
Crocus vernus


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Winter and Spring

Columbine

Granny's Nightcap

Scientific Name
Aquilegia


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Early to Mid Spring

Chia

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Scientific Name
Salvia hispanica


Plant Type
Anuual


Blooming
Summer


Delphinium

Larkspur
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Scientific Name
Delphinium sp.


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Early Summer to Fall

Dendrobium Orchid

Bamboo Orchid
Singapore Orchid


Scientific Name
Dendrobium


Plant Type
Perennials


Blooming
Mid Winter to Early Spring

Devil's-bit Scabious

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Scientific Name
Succisa pratensis


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Mid Summer to Fall

Dinner Plate Dahlia

Dahlia Decorative

Scientific Name
Dahlia


Plant Type
Perennials


Blooming
Mid Summer to Fall

Daylily

Tawny Daylily
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Scientific Name
Hemerocallis


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Late Spring to Fall

Daphne

Winter Daphne
Fragrant Daphne


Scientific Name
Daphne odora


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Winter and Spring


Flowering Water Mint

Marsh Mint
Water Mint


Scientific Name
Mentha aquatica


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Mid Summer to Fall

Fan Flower

Fairy Fan Flower
Common Fan Flower


Scientific Name
Scaevola aemula


Plant Type
Annual


Blooming
Mid Summer to Early Fall

Fuchsia

Lady's Eardrops
Magical Gold
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Scientific Name
Fuchsia magellanica


Plant Type
Annual and Perennial


Blooming
Early to Late Summer and Mid Fall

Foxgloves

Fairy Fingers
Fairy Gloves
Floppy Dock


Scientific Name
Digitalis purpurea


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Summer and Spring

Fragrant Orchid

Lady of the Night

Scientific Name
Gymnadenia conopsea


Plant Type
Annual and Perennial


Blooming
Summer


Gladiolus

Glads
Sword Lily


Scientific Name
Gladiolus X hortulanus


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Early Summer to Mid Fall

Godetia

Farewell-to-spring
Clarkia


Scientific Name
Clarkia amoena


Plant Type
Annual


Blooming
Summer

Globe Artichoke

Cynara
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Scientific Name
Cynara scolymus


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Mid Fall

Ground Ivy

Creeping Charlie
Cat's Foot


Scientific Name
Glechoma hederacea


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Spring

Globe Amaranth

Gomphrena

Scientific Name
Gomphrena globosa


Plant Type
Annual


Blooming
Early Summer to Frost

Geraldton Waxflower

Waxflower

Scientific Name
Chamelaucium uncinatum


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Winter

Garden Radish

Daikon
Bier Radish


Scientific Name
Raphanus sativus


Plant Type
Annual or Biennial


Blooming
Summer

Geranium

Hardy Geranium
Cranesbill


Scientific Name
Geranium x oxonianum


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Summer and Autumn


Heliotrope

Cherrie Pie Flower
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Scientific Name
Heliotropium peruvianum


Plant Type
Annual and Perennial


Blooming
Late spring to Early Fall

Hottentot Fig

Highway Ice Plant
Cape Fig


Scientific Name
Carpobrotus edulis


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Late Spring to Early Fall

Hosta

Plantain Lily

Scientific Name
Hosta tardiflora


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Autumn

Honesty

Annual Honesty

Scientific Name
Lunaria annua


Plant Type
Annual or Biennial


Blooming
Spring and Early Summer

Henbit Deadnettle

Greater Henbit
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Scientific Name
Lamium amplexicaule


Plant Type
Annual


Blooming
Spring and Summer

Hyacinth Bean Vine

Indian Bean
Egyptian Bean


Scientific Name
Dolichos lablab


Plant Type
Annual


Blooming
Summer to Fall

Heal-all Flower

Self-heal Flower

Scientific Name
Prunella vulgaris


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Spring and Summer


Iris

German Iris
Bearded Iris


Scientific Name
Iris


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Summer


Lavender

Spike Lavender
True Lavender


Scientific Name
Lavandula


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Mid Spring to Early Summer

Lamium Ghost

Creeping Lamium
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Scientific Name
Lamium maculatum


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Early Summer to Mid fall

Liatris

Purple Torch
Glazing Star


Scientific Name
Liatris


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Mid Summer to Early Fall

Lesser Centaury

Feverwort
Bitter Herb


Scientific Name
Centaurium pulchellum


Plant Type
Annual


Blooming
Summer to Autumn

Lilac

Purple Lilac
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Scientific Name
Syringa


Plant Type
Annuals and Perennial


Blooming
Spring

Lupine

Wild Lupine
Purple Lupine


Scientific Name
Lupinus


Plant Type
Perennial or Annual


Blooming
Summer

Limonium

Sea Lavender
Statice


Scientific Name
Limonium perezii


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Spring and Summer

Lisianthus

Eustoma
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Scientific Name
Eustoma Grandiflorum


Plant Type
Annual


Blooming
Summer

Linaria

Toadflax
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Scientific Name
Linaria purpurea


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Late Spring to Early Fall

Lobelia

Pukeweed
Vomitwort
Asthma Weed


Scientific Name
Lobelia inflata


Plant Type
Annual and Perennial


Blooming
Mid Summer to Fall


Michaelmas Daisy

Frost Flower
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Scientific Name
Aster


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Late summer and Early Fall

Matthiola

Brompton Stock
Stock


Scientific Name
Matthiola incana


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Summer and Spring

Meadow Saffron

Autumn Crocus
Naked Lady


Scientific Name
Colchicum autumnale


Plant Type
Annual and Perennial


Blooming
Autumn

Morning Glory

Small Morning Glory
Tall Morning Glory


Scientific Name
Ipomoea purpurea


Plant Type
Annual and Perennial


Blooming
Summer and Fall

Million Bells

Mini Petunia
Trailing Petunia


Scientific Name
Calibrachoa


Plant Type
Annual


Blooming
Late Spring to Mid Fall

Mystic Merlin

English Mallow
Musk Mallow


Scientific Name
Malva Sylvestris


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Early Summer to Early Fall

Mint

Spearmint

Scientific Name
Mentha spicata


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Summer

Musk Thistle

Nodding Thistle

Scientific Name
Carduus nutans


Plant Type
Bienneal


Blooming
Spring

Marsh Woundwort

Woundwort

Scientific Name
Stachys palustris


Plant Type
Perennial

Blooming
Summer

Meadow Clary

Meadow Sage

Scientific Name
Salvia pratensis


Plant Type
Perennial

Blooming
Summer to Fall


New England Aster

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Scientific Name
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Late Summer to Early Fall


Owl's Clover

Exserted Indian Paintbrush
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Scientific Name
Escobita


Plant Type
Annual


Blooming
Spring

Orchids

Early-purple Orchid
Salep Orchid


Scientific Name
Orchis mascula


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Summer and Spring


Penstemon

Beard-tongue

Scientific Name
Escobita


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Spring and Summer

Purple Sensation

Flowering Onion

Scientific Name
Allium aflatunense


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Mid Spring to Early Summer

Purple Pansy

Viola

Scientific Name
Viola X wittrockiana


Plant Type
Annual


Blooming
Early Spring to Autumn

Purple Primrose

English Primrose

Scientific Name
Primula vulgaris


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Early Spring to Summer

Purple Monte Casino

Heath Aster

Scientific Name
Aster ericoides


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Late Summer to Fall

Purple Lotus

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Scientific Name
Nelumbo nucifera


Plant Type
Aquatic Perennial


Blooming
Summer

Pride of Madeira

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Scientific Name
Echium candicans


Plant Type
Biennial


Blooming
Late Spring, Early to Mid Summer

Purple Mum

Garden Mum
Venus Purple


Scientific Name
Chrysanthemum morifolium


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Spring, Autumn, Late Summer

Purple Kale

Flowering Cabbage

Scientific Name
Brassica oleracea


Plant Type
Annual


Blooming
Winter to Spring

Pig Squeak

Bay Doll

Scientific Name
Bergenia cordifolia


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Late winter to Spring

Purple Smoke Indigo

False-indigo
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Scientific Name
Baptisia purple smoke


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Early Spring to Late Summer

Pasque Flower

Wind Flower
Prairie Smoke


Scientific Name
Pulsatilla


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Early Spring

Purple Bee Balm

Peach-leaf
Clustered Bellflower


Scientific Name
Monarda fistulosa


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Mid to Late Summer until Fall

Physostegia

Obedient Plant
False Dragonhead


Scientific Name
Physostegia virginiana


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Mid Summer to Fall

Pennyroyal

Squaw Mint
Mosquito Plant
Pudding Grass


Scientific Name
Mentha pulegium


Plant Type
Annual and Perennial


Blooming
Mid to Late Summer

Protea

Sugarbushes
Giant Protea
Honeypot


Scientific Name
Protea cynaroides


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Late Spring to Mid summer

Phlox Miracle Grace

Pixie Miracle Grace

Scientific Name
Phlox paniculata


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Mid to Late Summer

Phlox

Creeping Phlox

Scientific Name
Phlox stolonifera


Plant Type
Annual and Perennial


Blooming
Spring to Summer

Purple Hydrangea

Hortensia

Scientific Name
Purple hydrangea


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Summer and Fall

Purple Hyacinth

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Scientific Name
Lablab purpureus


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Early to Mid spring

Purple Tulips

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Scientific Name
Tulipa


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Spring

Purple Loosestrife

Spiked Loosestrife

Scientific Name
Lythrum salicaria


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Summer

Purple Roses

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Scientific Name
Rosa


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Spring and Summer

Pineapple Lily

Pineapple Flower
Kings Flower


Scientific Name
Eucomis


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Summer

Petunias

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Scientific Name
Petunia X hybrida


Plant Type
Annual


Blooming
Early Spring to Early Fall


Rosebay Willowherb

Fireweed

Scientific Name
Chamerion angustifolium


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Summer

Ranunculus

Persian Buttercup

Scientific Name
Ranunculus


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Spring to Early Summer

Rhododendron

Purple Rhododendron
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Scientific Name
Rhododendron catawbiense


Plant Type
Evergreen


Blooming
Spring and Summer

Rhodochiton Purple Bells

Purple Bell Vine
Purple Bellerine


Scientific Name
Rhodochiton atrosanguineum


Plant Type
Perennial and Annual


Blooming
Mid Summer to Early Fall

Rose of Sharon

Rose Mallow
St Joseph's rod


Scientific Name
Hibiscus syriacus


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Summer


Sweet Violet

English Violet
Garden Violet
Violet Queen Charlotte


Scientific Name
Viola odorata


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Late Winter to Early Summer

Scabious

Pincushion Flower
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-


Scientific Name
Scabiosa


Plant Type
Fall, Spring and Summer


Blooming
Mid Summer to Early Fall

Sea Pea

Beach Pea
Circumpolar Pea


Scientific Name
Lathyrus japonicus


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Summer

Sea Holly

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-


Scientific Name
Eryngium


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Summer to Fall

Stokesia

Dwarf Elf

Scientific Name
Stokesia laevis


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Summer and Fall

Saffron Crocus

- - -

Scientific Name
Crocus sativus


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Autumn

Sweet Pea

- - -

Scientific Name
Lathyrus odoratus


Plant Type
Annual and Perennial


Blooming
Summer and Early Autumn

Sea Aster

Sea Daisy

Scientific Name
Aster tripolium


Plant Type
Perennials


Blooming
Summer to Early Fall


Thyme

Garden Thyme
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Scientific Name
Thymus vulgaris


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Spring

Tufted Vetch

Cow Vetch
Bird Vetch


Scientific Name
Vicia cracca


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Summer


Vanda

Blue Vanda
Vanda Orchid


Scientific Name
Vanda coerulea


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Spring and Fall

Violet Gloxinia

Florist's Gloxinia
Violet Slipper Gloxinia


Scientific Name
Sinningia speciosa


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Late Spring to Early Fall

Verbena

Purple Top
Tall Vervain


Scientific Name
Verbena bonariensis


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Spring to Fall


Wisteria

Chinese Wisteria
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Scientific Name
Wisteria sinensis


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Spring

Wintry Sky Iris

Bearded Iris Wintry Sky
German Iris Wintry Sky


Scientific Name
Iris Wintry Sky


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Early to Mid Season

Wild Garlic

Wild Onion
-
-


Scientific Name
Allium canadense


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Summer

Western Shooting Star

Mosquito Bills
Mad Violets
American Cowslip


Scientific Name
Dodecatheon pulchellum


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Spring to Summer

Western Marsh Orchid

Common Marsh Orchid
Irish Marsh Orchid


Scientific Name
Dactylorhiza majalis


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Late Spring to Summer

Wild Hydrangea

Smooth Hydrangea
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Scientific Name
Hydrangea arborescens


Plant Type
Perennial


Blooming
Late Spring to Fall

Welted Thistle

- - -

Scientific Name
Carduus crispus


Plant Type
Annual

Blooming
Summer to Autumn


Zinnia

- - -

Scientific Name
Zinnia elegans


Plant Type
Annual and Perennial


Blooming
Summer through Fall

With this information on purple flower names and all about the popular flower plants, I hope you will be able to choose the blooms of your interest and create mesmerizing floral landscapes!
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Last Updated: March 25, 2013
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