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.
- #1. Morning Glories (Ipomoea)
- #2. Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea)
- #3. Clematis Flowers (Clematis)
- #4. Passion Vine (Passiflora incarnata)
- #5. Hyacinth Bean Vines (Lablab purpureus)
- #6. Blue Sky Vines (Thunbergia grandiflora)
- #7. Wisteria (Wisteria frutescens)
- #8. Brazilian Dutchman’s Pipe (Aristolochia gigantea)
- #9. Chocolate Vine (Akebia quinata)
- #10. Lavender Trumpet Vine (Clytostoma callistegioides)
- Quick Tips for Growing Vines With Purple Flowers
- Which of These Vines With Purple Flowers Will you Grow?
Most of these purple flowering vines are not only beautiful, but they are incredibly easy to grow and care for, too.
If you want your garden to grow to gorgeous heights, consider growing these purple flowering 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 Glories (Ipomoea)
Morning glory flowers can be just about any color, but the beautiful purple flowers are truly worth mentioning. This flowering vine grows quickly with equally fast-growing fragrant flowers. The morning glory purple flowering vine can spread up to ten feet! Keep in mind that common morning glory performs best in sites with full sun.
Morning glory vines grow best in the subtropical and temperate regions of the United States. If you like the shape of these flowers, but prefer a different vine with purple flowers, check out the lavender trumpet vine with it’s stunning lavender flowers.
Keep in mind that trumpet vines are fast-growing. It’s also a perennial vine. You’ll be surprised how many flowering vines exist. These trumpet shaped flowers can be found in colors including light lavender, light lilac, blackberry jam purple, and many other colors as well.
#2. Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea)
Bougainvillea plant 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 stunning purple flowers that are the most show-stopping. These flowers bloom first thing in the spring and last all the way until fall covering the dense foliage in stunning colors.
Hardy in zones 9 to 11, these tropical vining plant species are often grown as an annual in cooler climates.
Without careful cultivation, the average bougainvillea vine can spread to more than 40 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Be careful, though, as some varieties of this woody vine have sharp thorns. This climbing vine does well enough in full sun or partial shade.
#3. Clematis Flowers (Clematis)
Clematis is a hardy purple-flowered vine among other varieties. Although clematis vines can be found with flowers in all kinds of shapes and colors, the purple varieties are some of the most stunning. Jackman Clematis climbing plants are one example. It produces showy purple blooms at the height of blossom time in the summer. Just like purple vining roses. This is also a vine that can be grown in partial shade.
Other types 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. Clematis vines grow well in partial shade.
#4. Passion Vine (Passiflora incarnata)
The purple passionflower, or the passion vine, has purple petals with white segments. Sometimes these appear to be fully white flowers admist the deep green leaves.
This tropical vine tends to be an evergreen vine with light green to medium green foliage, but some varieties of passion flowers can be decidious as well.
These vines with purple flowers looks quite exotic and grows best in a tropical climate. Passion vine blooms all the way from May to September, though. This tropical climbing vine needs to be protected when grown outside of its climate range. This vine plant needs full sun to partial shade to look its best.
#5. Hyacinth Bean Vines (Lablab purpureus)
This unique hyacinth bean vine has gorgeous dark green and purple foliage and dark stems along with spectacular heads of purple-pink, lilac colored blossoms. These flowers generally appear late in the summer and last long into fall.
Once the flowers of the purple hyacinth bean vine die back, each plant develops pods like seed heads. This sun-loving annual vine is a great choice if you need a canopy over a trellis or arbor. This climbing plant closely resembles sweet pea when flowering and should not be confused.
Don’t get too excited about the showy purple seeds (which look like beans), though, they might look like edible fruit, but you really don’t want to try them. They’re toxic, just like sweet pea, unless they are cooked properly, so you’re best off just using this vining plant as a decorative ornamental plant with stunning purple, pink flowers.
#6. Blue Sky Vines (Thunbergia grandiflora)
Distantly related to the black-eyed Susan vine, the blue sky vine produces large, cuplike flowers. Although the pretty purple flowers often appear blue, some cultivars produce flowers that are closer to purple with a bluish purple hue.
The plant is also known as the Bengal clock vine and is an extremely vigorous vine. You can easily grow more than 20 feet in just one growing season. Take care where you plant these flowering plants, they prefer locations with access to full sun.
These purple flowers are great for growing along privacy screens or even amidst evergreen hedges. They can even produce beautiful blooms in a hanging basket.
Don’t confuse the blue sky vine with its close relative the blue glory vine. They may look quite similar, but the blue glory doesn’t have the purple tint to its flowers that blue sky has.
#7. Wisteria (Wisteria frutescens)
Wisteria vine is perhaps one of the most attractive purple flowered vines. This plant looks great crawling up a picket fence or pergola, producing dropping clumps of pale purple flowers that grow best in the early summer. Besides the light purple flowers. the plant has attractive foliage, too, which turns yellow as the autumn months approach.
Wisteria tree can spread up to 30 feet tall and wide, so you’ll want to be careful where you plant it—it is technically considered invasive as it’s such a fast growing climber.
These fast growing vines produce best in zones 4 to 9 and prefers to be planted in full sun.
#8. Brazilian Dutchman’s Pipe (Aristolochia gigantea)
This unique climbing plant called giant Dutchman’s pipe vine produces deep purple flowers shaped – just like you guessed it – little pipes. For this reason, it’s also known as the Dutch smoking pipe plant.
The leaves of this fast growing tropical plant are interesting to look at, too, growing in a heart shape with a deep purple color. These purplish leaves are sure to liven up any garden space.
Unfortunately, this fast growing vine with purple flowers is only hardy in zones 8 through 10, making it suitable for hot climates only.
If you can grow it, however, you won’t be disapointed by the showy blooms with multi colored petals and attrative leaves. Its large blooms are worth the effort!
Keep in mind that this is a deciduous vine so the funnel shaped flowers and stunning leaves won’t always be present.
#9. Chocolate Vine (Akebia quinata)
This gorgeous chocolate vine, also known as fiveleaf akebia, 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. These climbing vines are hardy in zones 4 through 9.
Chocolate vines have a long blooming season, producing elegant purple blooms from spring to fall.
#10. Lavender Trumpet Vine (Clytostoma callistegioides)
This beautiful and fragrant vine is native to South America and boasts stunning lavender trumpet-shaped flowers that bloom from spring through fall.
One of the unique features of the Lavender Trumpet Vine is its ability to attract hummingbirds and other pollinators with its sweet nectar. In addition to being visually appealing, this plant plays an important role in supporting local ecology.
Apart from its environmental benefits, the Lavender Trumpet Vine is incredibly resilient and low-maintenance, making it an ideal candidate for both beginner and experienced gardeners. It requires minimal watering and fertilizer, is drought-tolerant, and can thrive in a wide range of soil types.
Another noteworthy feature of the Lavender Trumpet Vine is its versatility in landscaping. This vine can thrive on trellises, arbors, fences or against walls, easily adding an eye-catching accent to any garden or landscape. It is also versatile enough to grow in both full sun and partial shade, making it the perfect fit for any outdoor space.
Quick Tips for Growing Vines With Purple Flowers
If you’re looking to add some color and privacy to your outdoor space, consider growing vines with purple flowers. With the right care and attention, these vines can quickly grow to cover chain fences or walls, providing a beautiful and natural privacy screen. Here are some quick tips to help you get started:
Start with high-quality purple seed from a reputable supplier. This ensures that you’re starting with a strong and healthy plant.
Choose fast-growing varieties – late spring is the perfect time to start planting, and fast-growing vines will establish themselves quickly and give you the privacy you’re looking for in no time.
Consider the size of your space – if you have a small area to work with, opt for compact varieties that won’t take over.
Make sure the vine you choose is suitable for your USDA zone – different vines thrive in different climates, so it’s important to choose one that is suitable for your region.
Understand the blooming season – some vines may bloom only in the spring, while others may continue blooming into the summer or fall.
Use chain fences as a support system for the vine – they’re sturdy and easy to work with.
Consider your climate – some vines are more resilient in warm climates as opposed to areas that experience extreme cold. The same goes for drought-tolerant plants.
Cultivate carefully – proper pruning and training, as well as regular fertilization and moisture, will help your vines grow strong and beautiful.
Which of These Vines With Purple Flowers Will you Grow?
If you love vining and climbing plants and are looking for other purple/violet vinign plants to grow, check these types of climbing vines to learn more. You can also look into the lavender trumpet vine, garlic vines, butterfly pea vines, Centrosema molle, Petrea volubilis, purple leaf Japanese honeysuckle, iris (purple violet varieties) and climbing purple roses.
From purple vining plants with long pods to those that provide shade to passersby, there are plenty of low maintenance vines with purple flowers to choose from.
Which show stopper do you plan on adding to your spring planting list?
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