Vines With Purple Flowers (10 Climbing Plants With Purple Flowers)


Vines can climb up trellises, arbors, and pergolas to add some shade to your deck or patio.  Flowers can add style to your yard, and some vines have purple flowers for you and your guests to enjoy.

So, what are some vines with purple flowers?  Vines with purple flowers include: Bittersweet Nightshade, Blue Glory Vine, Clematis, Evergreen Wisteria, Great Bougainvillea, Maypop, Perennial Sweet Pea, Purple Hyacinth Bean, Tievine, and Twining Snapdragon. Some of these plants have attractive foliage and can grow quite tall!

Of course, some of these vines prefer full sun, while others tolerate partial or full shade.

In this article, we’ll talk about 10 vines with purple flowers.  We’ll also take a look at what they need for light, water, and other important growth factors.

Let’s get going.

10 Vines With Purple Flowers

There are plenty of vines with purple flowers, but here are 10 to start with:

  • Bittersweet Nightshade
  • Blue Glory Vine
  • Clematis
  • Evergreen Wisteria
  • Great Bougainvillea
  • Maypop
  • Perennial Sweet Pea
  • Purple Hyacinth Bean
  • Tievine
  • Twining Snapdragon

Let’s begin with Bittersweet Nightshade.

Bittersweet Nightshade

Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) is a perennial vine that produces tiny (less than 1 inch) purple flowers in late spring, summer, or early fall.

Bittersweet Nightshade
Bittersweet Nightshade is a perennial vine that produces tiny purple flowers.

Bittersweet Nightshade needs moderate moisture.  It needs good drainage in a container.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Bittersweet Nightshade can tolerate full sun, partial shade, or full shade.  It prefers neutral to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 7.2 to 8.3).

Bittersweet Nightshade can tolerate extreme cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 4a (as cold as -30 degrees Fahrenheit or –34 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 8 feet, with a width of 8 feet.

You can propagate Bittersweet Nightshade by vine cuttings or by seeds from the fruit.

You can learn more about Bittersweet Nightshade from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Bittersweet Nightshade from Plant World Seeds.

Blue Glory Vine

Blue Glory Vine (Thunbergia battiscombei) is a perennial vine that produces showy purple flowers in late spring, summer, or early fall.

Blue Glory Vine
Blue Glory Vine is a perennial vine that produces purple flowers & tolerates partial shade.

Blue Glory Vine needs moderate moisture.  It needs good drainage in a container.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Blue Glory Vine prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers slightly acidic soil (pH of 6.1 to 6.5).

Blue Glory Vine cannot tolerate extreme cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 9b (as cold as 25 degrees Fahrenheit or –4 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 4 to 6 feet.

You can propagate Blue Glory Vine by stem cuttings.

You can learn more about Blue Glory Vine from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Blue Glory Vine from Almost Eden Plants.

Clematis

Clematis is a perennial vine that produces medium (4 to 6 inches) deep purple flowers.

Clematis
Clematis is a perennial vine with purple flowers that can tolerate extreme cold.

Clematis needs moderate moisture.  It needs good drainage in a container.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Clematis prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers slightly acidic soil (pH of about 6.5).

Clematis can tolerate extreme cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 4a (as cold as -30 degrees Fahrenheit or –34 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 10 to 15 feet.

You can propagate Clematis by division, layering, or seeds.

You can learn more about Clematis from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Clematis from Bluestone Perennials.

Evergreen Wisteria

Evergreen Wisteria is a perennial vine that produces fragrant, showy purple or pink flowers in summer or fall.

Evergreen Wisteria
Evergreen Wisteria is a perennial vine with fragrant purple or pink flowers.

Evergreen Wisteria needs moderate moisture.  It needs good drainage in a container.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Evergreen Wisteria prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH of 5.6 to 7.5).

Evergreen Wisteria cannot tolerate extreme cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 8b (as cold as 15 degrees Fahrenheit or –9 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 20 to 30 feet, with a width of 10 to 15 feet.

You can propagate Evergreen Wisteria by vine cuttings.

You can learn more about Evergreen Wisteria from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Evergreen Wisteria from Almost Eden Plants.

Great Bougainvillea

Great Bougainvillea (Bougainvillea spectabilis) is a perennial vine that produces showy purple, red, or orange flowers repeatedly during the year.

Great Bougainvillea
Great Bougainvillea is a perennial vine that produces purple, red, or orange flowers throughout the year.

Great Bougainvillea needs moderate moisture, but tolerates drought once established.  It needs good drainage in a container.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Great Bougainvillea prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers acidic soil (pH of 5.5 to 6.0).

Great Bougainvillea cannot tolerate extreme cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 9b (as cold as 25 degrees Fahrenheit or –4 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 4 to 6 feet, with a width of 6 to 8 feet.

You can propagate Great Bougainvillea by stem or tip cuttings.

You can learn more about Great Bougainvillea from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Great Bougainvillea from Moon Valley Nurseries.

Maypop

Maypop (Passiflora incarnata) is a perennial vine that produces showy and fragrant purple flowers in summer or fall.

Maypop
Maypop is a perennial vine with showy and fragrant purple flowers. It tolerates somewhat acidic soil.

Maypop needs moderate moisture.  It needs good drainage in a container.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Maypop prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers acidic to neutral soil (pH of 5.5 to 7.0).

Maypop can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 5b (as cold as -15 degrees Fahrenheit or –26 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 6 to 20 feet, with a width of 3 to 6 feet.

You can propagate Maypop by layering, stem cuttings, or seeds.

You can learn more about Maypop from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Maypop from Direct Gardening.

Perennial Sweet Pea

Perennial Sweet Pea (Lathyrus latifolius) is a perennial vine that produces showy purple, pink, or white flowers in summer or early fall.

Perennial Sweet Pea
Perennial Sweet Pea is a vine that produces purple, pink, or white flowers. It tolerates a range of soil pH levels.

Perennial Sweet Pea needs moderate to dry moisture levels.  It needs good drainage in a container.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Perennial Sweet Pea prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It can tolerate a range of acidic, neutral, or alkaline soil pH.

Perennial Sweet Pea can tolerate some cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 5a (as cold as -20 degrees Fahrenheit or –29 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 6 to 8 feet, with a width of 3 to 6 inches.

You can propagate Perennial Sweet Pea by seeds.

You can learn more about Perennial Sweet Pea from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Perennial Sweet Pea from Direct Gardening.

Purple Hyacinth Bean

Purple Hyacinth Bean (Lablab purpureus) is a perennial vine that produces showy and fragrant purple, pink, or white flowers in summer or early fall.

Purple Hyacinth Bean is a perennial vine with fragrant purple, pink, or white flowers.

Purple Hyacinth Bean needs moderate moisture levels.  It needs good drainage in a container.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Purple Hyacinth Bean prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers slightly acidic soil (pH of 6.0 to 6.8).

Purple Hyacinth Bean cannot tolerate extreme cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 9b (as cold as 25 degrees Fahrenheit or –4 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of 6 to 8 feet.

You can propagate Purple Hyacinth Bean by seeds.

You can learn more about Purple Hyacinth Bean from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Purple Hyacinth Bean from Seed Corner.

Tievine

Tievine (Ipomoea cordatotriloba) is a perennial vine that produces showy purple flowers in late summer or early fall.

Tievine
Tievine is a perennial vine with purple flowers that can tolerate extreme cold.

Tievine needs moderate moisture levels.  It needs good drainage in a container.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Tievine prefers partial shade, but it can tolerate full shade.  It prefers slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soil (pH of 6.1 to 7.8).

Tievine can tolerate extreme cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 3a (as cold as -40 degrees Fahrenheit or –40 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of up to 15 feet.

You can propagate Tievine by seeds.

You can learn more about Tievine from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Tievine from Georgia Vines.

Twining Snapdragon

Twining Snapdragon (Maurandya scandens) is a perennial vine that produces showy purple, red, pink, or white flowers in summer         .

Twining Snapdragon
Twining Snapdragon is a perennial vine with purple, red, pink, or white flowers.

Twining Snapdragon needs moderate moisture levels.  It needs good drainage in a container.  Too much water will cause root rot and eventually kill the plant.

Twining Snapdragon prefers full sun, but it can tolerate partial shade.  It prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH of 6.0 to 7.0).

Twining Snapdragon cannot tolerate extreme cold.  As an outdoor plant, it is hardy to Zone 9a (as cold as 20 degrees Fahrenheit or -7 degrees Celsius).

This plant grows to a height of up to 6 feet.

You can propagate Twining Snapdragon by seeds.

You can learn more about Twining Snapdragon from the National Gardening Association’s Plant Database.

You can find Twining Snapdragon from Delta Gardens.

Conclusion

Now you know about 10 vines with purple flowers and how to take care of them.  They might provide inspiration to help you to improve your landscape and provide more shade in your yard.

You might like to read my article on trees with purple flowers, my article on vines with white flowers, or my article on vines with red flowers.

You can also check out my article on flowering vines for sun to get some ideas for what to plant on the sunny side of your yard.

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~Jonathon

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