With the winter months upon us, I have selected 6 purple flowers to share with you.  To help you with your future cultivation of these flowers please refer to the US Plant Hardiness Zone Map and the AU Plant Hardiness Zone Map to determine if the flower will be suited to your region.

Arabella Clematis 
Clematis

arabella clematis

Arabella’s are one of the many varieties of Clematis. When Clematis’ bloom they can produce more than one flower creating a beautiful array of purple in your garden. Clematis can grow to up to almost 1 meter tall. Be sure to plant these beauties in a sheltered area to support their growth and ensure they thrive in your garden. 

Soil Needs
Well-drained

Sunlight Needs
Full Sun

Growing Zones AU/US
AU  1-3 ( SA, NSW, QLD, WA, VIC, TAS)
US 3 – 9 (All US States)
 

Dwarf Iris 
Iris Reticulata

dwarf iris

Dwarf Iris are smaller versions of their sister flower the famous Iris, however, I think they bring more flair to name. The Dwarf Iris blooms in late winter early spring growing up to 10 cm tall. These little gems are deer resistant and drought tolerant. 

Soil Needs
Well-drained

Sunlight Needs
Full Sun

Growing Zones
AU 1-3  (SA, NSW, QLD, VIC, TAS)
US 4 - 9 (All US States)

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Salvia 
Salvia

salvia purple flower

Striking and slender Salvias are elegant additions to your garden. They can grow up to anything from 20-75 cm tall. This is great to plant alongside any small green scrubs or other colourful flowers to bring your garden to life.  Salvias can thrive in multiple situations like shaded areas in hot climates, full sun and or partial shade. 

Soil Needs
Well-drained

Sunlight Needs
Full Sun/Partial Shade

Growing Zones
4 – 9 (All  US States)
AU  1-3 ( SA, NSW, QLD, WA, VIC, TAS)
 

Monkshood 
Aconitum napellus


A gorgeous deep shade of purple the Monkshood is also known as Wolf’s bane.  As captivating as this flower is it is, unfortunately, poisonous and must be handled with care.  Perhaps one to be admired from a distance in the wilderness rather than in your garden. If you are feeling dangerous and want to plant this please keep in mind that it can be slow to establish and likes damp soil. 

Soil Needs 
Moist, Well-drained

Sunlight Needs
Partial Shade

Growing Zones 
AU 1-3  (SA, NSW, QLD, VIC, TAS)
US 4 – 8 (The Northern States and the Central States)

 
Wild Indigo 
Baptisia australis

wild inidgo

Wild Indigo is a member of the pea family and can grow up to 120cm tall. They are drought tolerant and grows best in lime-free well-trained soil. These flowers are great to plant because they are low maintenance but look great.

Soil Needs
Well-drained

Sunlight Needs
Full Sun

Growing Zones
AU  1-3 ( SA, NSW, QLD, WA, VIC, TAS)
US 3 – 10  (The Central States to the Southern States)

 
Sea Thistle 
Cirsium japonicum

sea thistle sea holly

Sea Thistle or Sea Holly are very popular gifting flowers due to their stunning globe-like appearance, however, be aware they have prickly edges! They can grow up to 60cm tall and bring a vibrancy and colour to any garden.  If you want to attract more bees, birds, and butterflies to your garden this flower is perfect for you!

Soil Needs
Well-drained

Sunlight Needs
Full Sun

Growing Zones
AU  1-3 (NSW, QLD)
US 5 – 8 (Most of Central/Mid – Southern States)