We here at Purple Flowers AZ love to popularize all types of flowers, not just flowers, orchids or lilies – in other worsd, the usual suspects. There are many beautiful purple flowers not so well known, and that’s really a shame. Let’s change that, shall we?
Carnation comes in many colors, and purple is no exception. Purple carnations indicate capriciousness, or, sometimes spontaneity – the flower is what you might call a double edged sword. You can use to tell somebody they’re spontaneous, or you can use to signal whimsiness – be sure to use the right context, and if you’re receiving them, think twice before interpreting their meaning.
Delphinium are magnificent flowers, and you could often see them showing up at gardening contest; so why don’t we see them more often? Well… simply put, the plants are poisonous. Some are treated or grown or modified, but generally speaking, all purple Delphinium are poisonous. Still, they may be used for exhibition purposes, or, in small quantities, as herbal treatment.
As a European, I was actually shocked to see how little most people (especially Americans) know about this flower. It has a magnificent fragrance, while also looking just chique and elegant… really a great flower, suitable for most occasions.
Gladiolae flowers are endemic to Africa, but have since spread into many households throughout the entire world. Nowadays, the genus is mostly distributed in Mediterranean Europe, Asia, Tropical Africa and South Africa. Gladiola often symbolizes hidden feelings, making it the best flower for people who want to get out of the “friend zone”. However, expect not many people knowing this. It can also mean inspiration.
Hyacinth was a Greek mythological hero, but I don’t really want to go into him and his fate, you can read all about that here. Hyacinths bulbs are poisonous, but the plants aren’t; they are often used to symbolize rebirth, and are definitely pleasant on the eye.
Purple calla lilies
What, you didn’t know calla lilies can also be purple ? They’re just regal flowers, radiating nobility, elegance and majesty. Still, you should know they are just perfect to be grown indoor, even in relatively small pots. They’ll definitely add an extra something to your home.
They areare usually one to three feet tall, although there are dwarf varieties the only grow up to eight inches in height. Lisianthus, or Eustoma as they are also called, are tricky to grow, and require special attention. They have tiny seeds that must be sown on the surface not buried, and in soils well drained, and safe from fungal invaders.