Purple flowers are great for autumn

Whenever you need to send flowers to someone, one of the first questions you ask yourself is what colour to send. Common options include red, pink, and white. However, some people never consider sending purple flowers. Just like any other colourful flower in your flower shop, purple blooms come in a wide variety of shades and hues. You can choose to compose a bouquet composed of multiple shades of purple or you can simply insert a few mauve stems into a bouquet of mixed flowers. A popular combination is purple and yellow and this bouquet can be sent for any occasion.


Luckily for us, there are many plants that produce purple flowers. Roses, for example, are one of the most popular flowers in any flower shop. Purple roses signify charm and convey the message that the sender has fallen in love with the recipient at first sight. There are other meanings associated with the purple rose. These include glory and majesty, but none are as popular as the message of love.

Calla lilies

When most people think of calla lilies, they probably imagine a pure white flower. However, calla lilies are also available in purple. For many years, the colour purple has been associated with royalty, which is why this particular purple flower is a very popular addition to wedding flowers and even the bride’s bouquet. As purple flowers, they will always stand out.


When it comes to purple flowers, there is one that you simply cannot leave out of any list. That’s the orchid. Orchids are one of the most elegant flowers around, and while they may be a little more expensive than many others, they are definitely worth it. They last longer than any other cut flower and do very well alone in an arrangement of buds. It is not necessary to overcrowd the composition with many other flowers. If you wish, you can insert some small yellow flowers into the vase together with a purple orchid and this will be more than enough to solve the problem. Orchids are also very popular when creating an oriental-style bouquet composed of a single orchid stem, some small flowers and perhaps some bamboo as vegetation.


If orchids are out of your price range and you’re looking for a cheaper option, you can always send carnations. Purple flowers like carnations are often associated with spontaneity. However, in some countries they have a different meaning. In France, funeral flowers are given as gifts to convey a message of condolence.

Potted plants

For those who prefer potted plants to cut flowers, you’re in luck because one of the most manageable potted plants produce purple flowers. African violets are a favourite in homes around the world and make a great gift for anyone. All they need is regular watering and sunlight to thrive. Place them on a windowsill and enjoy their flowers year after year!

As you can see, there are plenty of amazing purple flowers available. When sending a bouquet during the autumn months, you should keep in mind that orange blooms look particularly beautiful when paired with blue or purple blooms.