Vines can make a great addition to a backyard garden, adding flowers in places where normal plants wouldn’t be able to – in that inbetween area where normal flowers are too short but trees are too tall and where bushes can’t fit.
If you’re looking for vines with purple flowers, here are some great options you should try.
Passiflora incarnata, also known as the passionflower, is a vine that produces a beatiful flower. The flower is a complex purple flower with multiple layers that has a sweet smell. The passionflower is a popular flower for making wreaths and other decorations, but it’s also notable for producing delicious fruit.
Passionflower also self-seeds, so once you grow a single vine, you’re likely to have more of them sprouting up around your garden. (A good thing, in my opinion, since they can be quite expensive to buy.)
Another popular flowering vine is Wisteria. It can be found growing in many parts of the world. The flowers are a beautiful purple and can be very fragrant. The vines can grow up to 30 feet long and can be used to cover a trellis or arbor.
Depending on the variety you choose, wisteria can grow in zones 3-9, so whereever you like you’re likely to be able to find one that will fit your situation.
Morning glory is an annual vine that produces trumpet shaped purple flowers. The flowers are pollinated by bees and hummingbirds. The vine grows best in full sun and well-drained soil.
Morning glory is a fast-growing vine that can quickly cover a fence or trellis. It gets its name from the fact that it blooms most often in the morning.
Clematis is a popular type of vine that is often grown for its attractive flowers. These flowers come in a variety of colors, including purple, blue, white, and pink, and can be quite large. Clematis vines are also known for their fast growth rate, so if you’re looking for something that will fill in an area quickly, this is a good choice.
Purple Trumpet Vine
The purple trumpet vine is a beautiful flowering vine that can be found growing wild in many parts of the United States. The vine produces clusters of trumpet-shaped flowers that are a deep purple color. The flowers are very fragrant and attract a variety of pollinators. The vine grows quickly and can quickly cover a fence or trellis.
They are regarded as invasive in some areas, however, so you should look up whether they’re safe to grow in your area or not.
Dutchman’s pipe is a vine that is native to the eastern United States, but it can be found in other parts of the world. The vine gets its name from the flowers that grow on it, which look like small pipes.
The flowers are a dark purple color and they grow in clusters. Dutchman’s pipe can be grown as a vine or a shrub, and it can be used for landscaping.
Bignonia capreolata, commonly called crossvine, is a woody vine that is native to the southeastern United States. It is a twining vine that can grow to be quite long, and it produces showy, trumpet-shaped flowers in shades of purple, orange, red, or yellow.
Bignonia gets to be up to 50′ long and has a fast growth rate.
The purple moonflower is a vine that is native to Asia. It has dark purple flowers that bloom at night. The flowers are pollinated by moths. The vine grows quickly and can reach up to 15 feet in length.
This is a great vine to compliment other flowering plants that typically bloom during the day and close their flowers by the time evening comes around.
Hardenbergia is a vine that is native to Australia. It is a perennial that grows in clumps and has purple flowers. The vine can be grown in USDA zones 9-11. It is a hardy plant and does well in sun or shade. It blooms in late winter or early spring.
The chocolate vine is a vine that produces a fruit that tastes like a bit like coconut milk. (Though it doesn’t produce a great deal of fruit very often.) It’s flowers are a reddish-purple and smell like chocolate – hence how it got its name.
It is native to Japan and Korea and is regarded as invasive in some areas, though, so make sure it’s safe to grow in your area before planting it.
The Lord Nelson variety of sweet pea doesn’t produce edible fruit like normal peas, but it is a beautiful flower that is a favorite of many gardeners. The flowers are a vibrant purple and are very fragrant. They grow on tall vines that can reach six to eight feet in height. The Lord Nelson variety is a hardy annual plant and can survive in cold weather from zones 3-8.