In Wales these purple Rhododendrons are invasive, although they create a spectacular drifts of colour. The purple flower of an Ilam Rhododendron. Rhodendrons start blooming in March and various varieties carry on into April and May. The purple ranges from blue to red in this lovely Hyacinth.
Called the Pasque flower as it often comes into bloom at Easter, it is also known as the Windflower. This Iris is actually a deep purple but my camera always photographs purples off-colour, making them bluer than they are in reality.
Purple Allium flowers in Van Dusen Garden.Unlike the popular poem, Violets are not blue, they are deep dark rich purple.
Like Rhododendrons, different varieties of Irises continue to bloom over the spring months. May is the month for Flag Irises that usually gather around the edges of ponds. This Allium reminds me of delicate purple fireworks. Macro of purple Columbine.
Fields of fragrant Lavender.Related to the Wandering Jew the Purple Heart vine has purple leaves and delicate purple flowers. Not sure what this flower is but the clarity was adjusted in Adobe Bridge giving it an ethereal appearance.Hydrangeas are either blue or pink depending on the soil, and sometimes they’re right in-between like this one.