9 Vines with Beautiful Purple Flowers

Vines with purple flowers can allow for very creative designs. Which ones should you consider growing?

Flowering vines add beauty and texture to neglected areas of your garden. They can also provide privacy and screening. Planting perennial vines requires patience because they take time to establish.

In contrast, most purple-flowered vines grow quickly and can completely cover an area in just one season.

Purple flower vines and creepers are an excellent addition to any space, especially if you want to create a vertical garden or simply add interest to a structure. 

They add color and texture to areas where other plants cannot or will not grow.

1. Purple Clematis Vine

After seeing one in full bloom, you’ll understand why the low-maintenance clematis is so popular.

Clematis can reach heights of 8 feet in a season and envelop posts, trellises, arbors, and fences. They can also crawl across the ground or hang gracefully from a container.

This flowering vine is adorned with velvety purple blossoms with vivid yellow stamens. The vines produce flowers in a range of colors and shapes that turn into attractive seed heads.

a very rich and healthy purple clematis vine

2. Bougainvillea

Bougainvilleas are colorful, fast-growing vines. These prickly plants can grow to be 15 to 40 feet tall and wide.

Bougainvillea flowers are foliar structures known as “bracts.” When conditions are favorable, these robust tropical perennial vines produce thin, papery, and attractive blooms.

Throughout spring, summer, and autumn, this vine produces flowers that come in a variety of white, red, and purple colors.

Bougainvilleas can be grown in a haphazard manner or pruned into bushy shapes or shrubs. They make an excellent gift for home gardeners because they can easily spruce up a boring fence or patio.

Very vibrant pink Bougainvilleas in the garden

3. Morning Glory

The morning glory vine gets its name from its habit of blooming every morning. Its blossoms open early in the day and close at night. Each bloom features a star-shaped design when viewed from the front.

The flowers are 1 to 2 inches in diameter and are shaped like a trumpet. The purple petals of the blossoms develop streaks of indigo or deep purple.

Morning glory vines are prolific growers, so it will take careful cultivation to contain them to the desired area of your garden. The seeds are poisonous, so keep children and pets away from the plant.

blooming morning glory vine wrapping the fence

4. Wisteria

The wisteria is one of the most gorgeous full-sun flowering vines available. It easily becomes the center of attention throughout its blooming season. In the winter, it will provide shade, texture, and architectural interest.

The foliage is composed of several pinnate vibrant green leaves, each with up to 19 leaflets. It turns golden yellow in late October.

In late spring, this beautiful floral climber blooms with drapes of violet-purple flowers that resemble peas, each cluster reaching 20 inches in length. 

These grow into long pods that will beautify your garden throughout the fall and even into the winter.

5. Purple Hyacinth Bean Vine

The foliage of the purple hyacinth bean vine is stunning, with shades of purple marking the leaves and stems. The hyacinth flower resembles a sweet pea when fully developed. A glossy purple seed pod follows the flowers.

This vine can effortlessly cover verandas, walls, and fences, creating gorgeous blooming canopies.

If you provide enough support, it can grow to be 10 to 20 feet tall. It thrives in locations that receive full sun and have well-draining, consistently moist soil.

beautiful full bloom violet wisteria

6. Blue Sky Vine

The big, trumpet-shaped flowers of the blue sky vine are typically three inches in diameter. The yellow-throated flowers of this tropical plant draw butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds to your garden.

Though it’s called “blue sky,” this vine actually produces delicate bluish-purple blossoms. Despite its tropical roots, it is a hardy plant that can survive winters.

It climbs tall trellises, arbors, and even metal fences. It can also be grown as an indoor plant in a container.

beautiful flowering blue sky vine

7. Lavender Trumpet Vine

The trumpet vine’s large, trumpet-shaped blossoms are often three inches in diameter. This tropical vine’s yellow-throated blossoms attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds to your yard.

Despite its name, this vine produces exquisite lilac or purple blooms. It is a tough plant that can withstand harsh winters even though it is a tropical plant.

It is capable of scaling tall trellises, arbors, and even metal fences. It can also be cultivated in a container as an indoor plant.

beautiful lavender trumpet vine in full bloom in the garden

8. Mandevilla

The mandevilla has become a favorite patio plant for good reason. The large, magnificent flowers are available in a range of colors, including purple, pink, red, and white. They bloom throughout the season.

In the spring and summer, the strong mandevilla vine is a perfect addition to any sunny landscape, patio, or trellis. You can overwinter it indoors.

Mandevilla is a well-behaved twining vine that grows quickly. It will not overrun its territory or choke out neighboring plants. The plant’s low-maintenance nature makes it a popular vine.

mandevilla vine with red blooming flowers

9. Passion Flower ‘Amethyst’

The passion flower is an exceptional flowering vine. The “amethyst” variety produces one of the brightest violet and magenta colors you have ever seen.

The flowers of these climbers are intricate and exotic-looking, with uniquely shaped stamens, filaments, and tepals that resemble the sun’s rays.

This cultivar offers an abundant blooming period. Every day, each plant can produce up to 60 flowers. As the petals mature, they get reflexed and their appearance changes.

beautiful amethyst passion flower
Leila Haynes
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