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Which flowers are purple in color, except irises?

I need to draw a picture of purple flowers. I know irises are purple, but what other kinds are too?

It has to be something I can buy at a store, so that I can do a sketch of it.

5 Answers

  • Rob E
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Some varieties of Passion flowers are purple, and would be fantastic to draw, as they have exquisite shapes.

    Otherwise, some Tradescantias also have purple flowers. There are also purple Phloxes

    Salvias have interesting flowers, many of them in purple-

    From amongst annual plants, purple Petunias and Surfinias have good purple colours. There are also some stocks that flower a deep purple too . There are also several sweet peas that are purple, again looking great - I used to draw them when I was younger, and used water colour washes to bring out their hues. Matucana and Mrs Walter Wright are good purple coloured varieties.

    As you want to sketch a live flower, then many florists/stores sell flowers that are out of season, so it's easy to get many plant's flowers throughout the year. I used to get queried by my art teacher as I had flower drawings done at odd times of the year, and they weren't believed to be my own work - it's just that I grew a lot of stuff, and shopped around for what I found captivating and interesting to draw.

    Right now, not being sure where in the world you are, some of these are in the stores, as plants and some as flowers. Perhaps the easiest to get may be pansies, though I don't find them that interesting - and these would be small plants, as they're not sold as cut flowers. Stocks may be in stores now, but it'll be pot luck whether there are purples on sale, as they come from whites through pinks to purples. I'd suggest calling a couple of flower sellers and asking them what they have in purple, or wandering through and checking them out. Otherwise, many gardeners would - I'm sure - happily let you have some flowers. Purple Crocus are out in flower in my garden right now - - but you may be in a warmer spot than I am.

    Hope this helps. Good luck! Rob

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  • 1 decade ago

    Many are, but one that comes to mind is the Double Purple Rose of Sharon, which is a relative to the hibiscus.

    Also purple butterfly weed, and Buddleia.

    Then there are tulips, irises, and many more. These are just a few I thought of.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Petunias, pansies, asters, tulips, Zinnias, Violas, Poppies, Morning Glories, Butterfly Bush

    For more information go to You can search for flowers based on color, and get full-color images.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Petunias, for one. There are dozens. Oh and petunias as well.

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