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Top 9 Vine Plants With Purple Flowers You Can Grow

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If you want to add a romantic, elegant aesthetic to your home and garden, there’s no better way to do it than by adding vines with purple flowers.

Most of these plants are not only beautiful, but they are incredibly easy to care for, too.

If you want your garden to grow to gorgeous heights, consider growing these purple flower vines and creepers, which will amble up and over fences, trellises, and arbors. They’ll add color and interest in places where other plants just cannot grow.

#1. Morning Glory

purple morning glory vine

Morning glory flowers can be just about any color, but the purple ones are truly worth mentioning. These flowers grow quickly on equally fast-growing vines. The vines alone can spread up to ten feet! These plants grow best in the subtropical and temperate regions of the United States.

#2. Bougainvillea

purple bougainvillea plant

Bougainvillea is a vining plant that produces dense, woody growth—and some of the most gorgeously colored flowers in the plant world.

Although you can find these plants with flowers in red, pink, gold, and orange, it’s the purple flowers that are the most show-stopping. These usually appear first thing in the spring and last all the way until fall.

Hardy in zones 9 to 11, the plant is often grown as an annual in cooler climates. The average bougainvillea plant can spread to more than 40 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Be careful, though, as some varieties have sharp thorns.

#3. Clematis

purple clematis flower

Clematis is a hardy vine with purple flowers. Although clematis can be found with flowers in all kinds of shapes and colors, the purple varieties are some of the most stunning. Jackman Clematis is one example. It produces showy blooms at the height of blossom time in the summer. 

One other kind of clematis you should pay particular attention to is the Etoile Violette Clematis. This plant is perfect for warm areas where large clematis plants won’t grow. It’s hardy in zones 4 through 9.

#4. Passion Vine

purple passion vines

The passionflower, or the passion vine, has purple petals with white segments. The flower looks quite exotic and grows best in a tropical climate. It blooms all the way from May to September, though. 

#5. Hyacinth Bean Vine

This unique vine with purple flowers has gorgeous green and purple foliage along with spectacular heads of purple-pink flowers. These flowers generally appear late in the summer and last long into fall.

Once the flowers die back, each plant develops pods like seed heads. This sun-loving annual is a great choice if you need a canopy over a trellis or arbor.

Don’t get too excited about the seed pods (which look like beans), though. They’re toxic unless they are cooked properly, so you’re best off just using this plant as a decorative ornamental.

#6. Blue Sky Vine

Distantly related to the black-eyed Susan vine, this plant produces large, cuplike flowers. Although the flowers are often blue, some cultivars produce flowers that are closer to purple. The plant is also known as the Bengal clock vine and can easily grow more than 20 feet in just one growing season.

#7. Wisteria

purple wisteria

Wisteria is perhaps the most classic purple flower vine. This plant looks great crawling up a picket fence or pergola, producing dropping clumps of pale violet flowers that grow best in the early summer. The plant has attractive foliage, too, which turns yellow as the autumn months approach.

This plant can spread up to 30 feet tall and wide, so you’ll want to be careful where you plant it—it is technically invasive. It grows best in zones 4 to 9.

#8. Dutchman’s Pipe

purple dutchman's pipe

This unique vine produces flowers shaped just like—you guessed it!—little pipes. The leaves are interesting to look at, too, growing in a heart shape with a deep purple color. Unfortunately, this vine with purple flowers is only hardy in zones 8 through 10.

#9. Chocolate Vine

This gorgeous vine produces flowers with a sweet, somewhat spicy, aroma of chocolate. The flowers are a dark red to purple in color, with the vine itself growing to 30 feet or higher in height. This plant is hardy in zones 4 through 9.

If you love vines and climbing plants, check these types of climbing vines to learn more.

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