Purple flowering shrubs – Diversify from greens and feast your eyes on these lush purple blooms. Decorate your garden with some of these purple flowering shrubs:

Purple flowering shrubs

Columbine flower

It has bell-shaped flowers which are often multi-colored and may be purple, white, red, yellow, blue, red, or a combination of these shades. Columbine flower is said to be one of the hardiest plants; thrives in any type of soil as long as it is well draining and not too dry. They do not like very hot weather especially during summer, so place your columbine flower plant in partial shade with lots of mulch to keep in the moisture.

Echium candicans

Small blue-purplish flowers growing on a spike in inflorescence – that is how the Echium candicans show its majestic beauty. This shrub is big, bold, and fast growing; ideally suited for wide open spaces. It grows quickly to 6 to 8 feet tall and wide and produces abundant seedlings once the flowers mature. E. candicans blooms in spring and early summer. It needs little amount of water and full sun to thrive well.

Floribunda rose

Floribunda rose offer a bouquet of small flowers similar to hybrid tea blooms but appear in clusters rather than one on each stem. These multi petal blooms are fragrant and come in purple, red, cream, orange, yellow, white and pink. The foliage on floribunda roses tends to shrug off diseases, making for a low-maintenance plant and grows only to a height of about 5 to 6 feet. It is best to plant a floribunda rose shrub in spring for areas with colder climates and in warmer climates, winter.

Hybrid tea rose

Hybrid tea rose has a single fragrant bloom on a long stem in colors purple, white, pink, yellow, orange black, blue, red and more. This shrub is tall and upright with sparse foliage towards the base. Choose a sunny location with well-drained fertile soil for this shrub with added rose food at least 3 times a season to guarantee abundant blooms. You should protect hybrid tea rose from cold climates by placing heavy mulching around the base of the plant.


Its elegant flower heads in varieties of purple, blue, pink, white, and rose colors are unrivaled in the shrub world. Hydrangeas are easy to cultivate, tolerate most soils and blooms in mid-summer through autumn. The color of some cultivars of hydrangea can change color depending on the soils pH.  Acidic soil produces blue flowers and alkaline soil produces pink flowers. It is best to plant this shrub in spring or fall and spaced 3 to 10 feet apart of you are to plant multiples.

Miniature rose

Miniature roses bloom in the spring and its blooms last for weeks. It usually produces multi petal flowers in purple, red, pink, orange, green, yellow or white. This plant stops growing when it reaches 15 inches in height, hence the name miniature, and makes a perfect indoor plant. They cannot tolerate drought and need an abundant amount of water in well-draining soil to thrive and produce many blooms. Inside the house, the kitchen or a sunny bathroom will be a good location for this plant.

Pentas lanceolata

A prolific clusters of never-ending, five-petaled flowers in purple, red, white, lavender or shades of pink held in terminal cluster is what make Pentas lanceolata stand-out. It blooms in shade but will look better and more robust under full sun.  It makes an ideal container plant throughout the summer, and mixes well with any number of warm weather annuals. Pentas lanceolata also goes by the name “star flower”.


Peony plants require little maintenance and blooms outrageously beautiful in springtime with flowers in purple, pink, white, yellow, red, or orange. If taken care of, this shrub may live longer than you do – some reported thriving up to a century. A full sun and well-drained soil are the main requirements in growing a peony. It also needs chilling for bud formation, and are best planted in autumn.

Syringa vulgaris

Also known as common lilac, this deciduous shrub boasts showy fragrant purple flowers with white-edged petals. Syringa vulgaris is easily grown in average to medium moisture, well-drained soil. Although it may grow in light shade, it blooms best under full sun. It also needs good air circulation and pruning immediately after flowering. Typically, syringa vulgaris blooms in April to May.

Zonal geranium

Zonal geranium flowers can be single (5 petals) or double and come in clear purple, white, pink, salmon, orange, red, magenta and bi-colors. These are bushy plants mainly used for containers and beddings.  In general, it reaches a height between 5 – 24 inches and starts blooming in mid-spring and will repeat bloom until frost. To encourage more blooms, deadhead the entire flower stalk after the flower fades.