Purple Flowering Plants for Central Texas
Purple flowering plants are one of the most requested colors in my landscape designs and for good reason. Purple is the color of luxury, creativity, wisdom and power. Purple is a calming color but also stimulates our imagination. Purple is also one of the most common colors in the Central Texas landscape.
One of my favorite deep shade plants is the Purple Oxalis. is a shade loving beauty that is as unique as it is low maintenance and low water. Compact at 1’x6”, it makes a great border plant.
From sun to shade, Bearded Iris is low maintenance, drought and deer resistant. In an array of colors it’s a perfect spring bloomer for any landscape.
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea)
Native to Texas, this medicinal plant that that’s used in therapy, for colds and general aches and fever, it’s also a beautiful flowering plant that grows to 2×2’. Sun lot part sun, drought and deer resistant.
Blue Rambler Rose
The Blue Rambler qualifies for both the blue and purple categories because it starts out a dusky blue and ages into a light mauvy/purple. One of the few roses that can thrive from sun to part shade, it’s an evergreen beauty that grows to 15+’. Low water and an abundant spring bloomer.
A smaller relative of the Indigo Spires, this profuse bloomer reaches to about 2×2.5’ish and is a beautiful specimen or planted in mass. Low water and deer resistant.
Low mounding, evergreen, with small purple flower spikes throughout the summer months. Growing to about 1’x1.5’ it’s a cool border plant that’s deer resistant and loves a sun to part sun landscape.
This beauty does best in Central Texas with morning sun I’ve found, but it’s highly prized for its medicinal uses and funky flowers that can be found in shades of pink and purple. Peters Purple is a particular hardy variety for Central Texas.
Is another native plant that loves a dry bed. Preferring part shade, it’s deer and drought resistant and a produce spring and summer bloomer. 1’ x 2.5’.
As a member of the garlic family, this is both mosquito repellent and a prolific bloomer. Full to part sun, 2×2, deer resistant.
Walker’s Low Catmint
Sporting silver leaves and bright lavender flower spikes throughout the summer. It does well from sun to part sun and is deer resistant, evergreen and drought tolerant. It’s low mounding shape makes it an excellent border plant.
Mexican Bush Sage
Commonly seen both in residential and commercial designs, and for good reason. This native jewel is low maintenance, loves the heat and the sun. Deer resistant growing to 4 x 4’.
Texas Fall Aster
Producing hundreds of purple daisy flowers spring and fall that almost glow in the dark. 3 x 4’, low water.
Aside from the stellar flower show, it produces yellow berries that attract birds and its cascading shape creates interest in the sun to part sun landscape. 6’x6’ish, deciduous, deer and drought resistant.
Seen everywhere from commercial to residential properties for good reason, because it’s tough as nails. Known as the barometer plant for its bloom cycle just before a rain.
Mountain Laurel Tree
A lovely native, evergreen tree with fragrant purple flowers each spring. from sun to shade, growing to 30’.
Here are just some of the beautiful purple flowering native and adapted plants you can choose from. If you’d like help with your landscape, contact me for an educational Consultation or complete Landscape Design.
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