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Purple Flowers

Purple Flowers

Purple Flowers

Purple is royalty. A mysterious color, purple is associated with both nobility and spirituality. The opposites of hot red and cool blue combine to create this intriguing color. Purple has been used to symbolize magic and mystery, as well as royalty. Being the combination of red and blue, the warmest and coolest colors,purple is believed to be the ideal color. Most children love the color purple. Purple is the color most favored by artists. Thursday's color is purple.

And what about purple flowers? From passionate plums to ladylike lavender—there’s hardly a message or wish that a purple floral arrangement doesn’t perfectly convey. Exotic and striking or soft and sweet, purple flowers send a message of pride, dignity and admiration.

There are many choices for each color that a couple may choose. Here are a few different flowers that are available for the color purple.

Asters are one type of flower that comes in the color purple. They are a smaller flower and generally serve the purpose of accent flowers in a floral arrangement. The blossoms on the plant are situated in clusters. They are most commonly found in late summer and fall. These flowers also boast a yellow center.

Irises are another popular flower that also comes in shades of purple. Some variations are completely purple in color and others are a combination of purple and white. They come in two main varieties. There are bearded irises and non-bearded irises. These flowers are generally more available during the summer months.

Tulips are a more unusual choice, but also come in purple. These flowers are best known as a spring flower and make an excellent addition to a spring wedding. There are several different types of tulips available. Field tulips generally have a smaller head on them. Greenhouse tulips have medium sized heads and French tulips have the largest heads.

One type of flower that is great for an accent flower is purple sweet peas. These flowers originated in Italy back in the 17th century. Sweet peas are very fragrant in the evening which makes them a great addition to floral arrangements for an evening wedding. These flowers come on a long stem filled with clusters of blossoms.

Purple phlox is another type of flower that is good for an accent. These are also smaller flowers that are in a cluster at the top of the stem. This is also a fairly leafy plant which gives more green to the floral arrangements as well.

Lavenders are a must, if you want to add color as well as fragrance to your summer garden. Lavenders grow to a height of 2½ to 3 feet. These plants have silver-grey foliage, that are in sharp contrast to the stunning lavender spiked flowers. The flowers vary in shades of lavender to purple, though they are some species that produce pinkish white flowers. Lavenders are a native of the Mediterranean region, but they also thrive well in other conditions. For a beautiful purple flower garden, you can use lavenders as low border plants or even as foreground perennials.

Lilac: Considered a harbinger of spring, Lilacs are loved for their fragrant lavender flower clusters. These plants grow up to 8 to 15 feet tall and they make excellent hedges. Some dwarf varieties of Lilacs reach only 3 to 4 feet in height. Lilacs grow well in alkaline soil having proper drainage. After they are planted, you can mulch them with a layer of pine bark. Mulching helps the soil retain water.

The beautiful purple flowers, which are loved by many people look very good and attract a lot of attention. Purple flowers symbolize peace and beauty. Purple flowers make excellent  bouquets. Imagine a bridal bouquet with iris and lilacs in it. Purple flowers can be easily obtained from florists. Purple flowers will definitely add richness and elegance to your action.

Most Popular Types of Purple Flowers:

  • Aster
  • Anthurium
  • Iris
  • Rosa
  • Petunia
  • Calluna
  • Phlox
  • Gladiolus
  • Geranuium
  • Rhododendron