Common Purple Flowers in Hanging Baskets: 15 Best Choices

Purple flowers have already been everyone’s favorite with their solemn yet elegant color themes; imagine what it would be like when they are paired with decorative hanging baskets! 

Nobody could resist a second look at your house and balcony; that is for certain.

If you are a beginner confused as to what purple flowers in hanging baskets would be the best ornamental choice, let me lend a helping hand. Keep scrolling through my inclusive list! 

Purple Flowers In Hanging Baskets: Top Best For Your Space 

purple flowers in hanging baskets

Pansies, orchids, calibrachoa, Fuchsia, and trailing verbena are some of the most common purple annual flowers for hanging baskets. They are not demanding and are easy to grow.

Other options are also mentioned in my list; check them out.


Few purple hanging basket flowers can be as colorful and gorgeous as pansies! 

With five overlapped petals in distinctive patterns, these pansies are easily recognized at first glance; some even have vibrant markings (or “faces) blotching the petals like a whisker.

Aside from the trademark purple theme, they offer orange, yellow, blue, red, and white flower variants, too – which certainly elevates your room’s aesthetics to a new level.


Most regular orchids have three petals and three sepals – though some varieties can get so dramatically modified that even seasoned gardeners struggle to tell their basic parts apart.

As such, people often think of orchids as exotic flowers that are very difficult to grow, but that cannot be further from the truth.

Numerous orchid varieties work great for home cultivation and hanging baskets! 


Another crowd’s favorite is Calibrachoa. Despite their seemingly moderate sizes, calibrachoas can reach 5-10 inches thanks to their trailing/spreading habits.

That makes them a great option for garden beds, ground covers, containers – and, of course, hanging baskets.

Better yet, the Calibrachoa stems are flexible and thin, producing a colorful manifestation of trumpet flowers. Your garden can never look better! 


Needless to say, flowers have always been Fuchsia’s most distinctive parts.

They are either multi-colored or bi-colored, with vivid hue combinations of purple, red, white, pink, and numerous in-between shades.

And have I talked about their unique bell shape – growing upside down – and tubular structure of contrasting petals and sepals? 

The latter resembles a delicate layer of skirts under the petals, giving your hanging basket an undisputed charm.

Trailing Verbena

hanging basket with purple flowers

One could easily recognize trailing verbena thanks to their serrated, green leaves and trailing stems, which spill over garden beds and hanging basket edges to create a wonderful cascading effect.

Although their leaves are often green, certain varieties enjoy distinctive variegated foliage.

And, of course, the hanging baskets purple flowers remain a major attraction: they are tubular and small, arranged in umbels or clusters at the stem tips.


Petunias arrive in numerous hybrids and cultivars to deliver a wide range of patterns and sizes.

Their purple flowers for hanging baskets are either double or single, exhibiting contrasting stripes and colors on the petals.

Also, Petunia blooms are known to be prolific – starting in early summer or late spring and keep going until the very first autumn frost.

Regular waterings and removals of dying flowers (also known as deadheading) can encourage their summer-long blooms and uphold the plant’s dreamy appearance.


Set your eyes on these small purple flowers for hanging baskets once, and their delicate, gentle petals will be imprinted on your mind forever.

Their bold blooms are often bell-shaped or tubular, fusing five petals together to form a distinct upper and lower lip.

Meanwhile, the foliage looks dark green, bearing ovate or lance-shaped leaves arranged alternately across the stems.

In rarer cases, you may be surprised to find the foliage reddish-tinged or bronze, further adding to the decorative value! 


Nobody could ever deny the striking visuals of these bright blooms.

Tubular shape and delicate, rounded petals aside, people are also intrigued by their vibrant purple and blue flower shades, accompanied by the very eye-catching white and yellow center.

Together, they make an astonishing and impressive range of color contrast!


Scaevol’s unusual half-circle shape draws everyone in instantly. 

Their abundance of flowers often hang on shorter stems in an upright position over the green foliage, producing a striking cascade that covers your hanging basket in all its glory.

And not to mention, their gentle, sweet smell has a very special charm to butterflies and bees (the Meadow Argus families, for example).

There is no better way to spend a serene afternoon than watching them fluttering their wings around your room or balcony! 

Verbena Rigida

The Verbena’s spreading nature makes it a wonderful flower to put in your basket, rock garden, ground cover, or garden borders.

You may even consider incorporating them into perennial beds/container plantings!

Expect their flowering from spring to autumn – and sometimes, even winters in milder-climate regions.


While most other basket plants are favored for their flowers, Begonias are among the few whose leaves are just as gorgeous.

Their leaf patterns are diverse in both shapes (deeply lobed, asymmetrical, and rounded) and pop of color (silver, burgundy, bronze, or green). A sight to see, indeed! 


Gardeners value Lantana species for their attractive flowers, colorful foliage, and natural ability to draw in pollinators.

Better yet, their versatility is a great candidate for numerous garden settings.

Feel free to use them as border plants, in mass gardener planting, or as container specimens.

You may train their vining or trailing varieties to flow over decorative hanging baskets or wooden walls, too.


These cheerful, vibrant Pelargoniums speak for themselves, especially when it comes to beauty farms, window boxes, hanging baskets, and garden beds.

And outdoor spaces aside, their popularity also thrives indoors; gardeners love to use them as houseplants/indoor plants when cooler weather arrives at the door.


It is hard to resist a second look at Impatients – what with its shiny purple and distinctive shape of one lower lip and one spurring upper petal.

And since they are very shade-loving, these beautiful flowers thrive MUCH better in partial shade than sunny spots – an excellent choice for regions with not lots of sun.

Hot Water Plants

small purple flowers for hanging baskets

Hot waters are very vigorous growers among hanging basket flowers types.

They keep their blooming streaks from spring to autumn to produce thin, tube-shaped flowers that abruptly blossom with five large open petals! 

Purple violet is the splash of color most associated with hot waters, although gardeners also have other choices with deep purple red, white, pink, and yellow flowers.

Truly a heaven for your hanging flower basket!

If hanging baskets are not your cup of tea, introducing a purple flower tree in your garden can also lighten up a corner.


Fifteen popular purple flowers in hanging baskets have been listed, offering an array of options for you to choose from.

Their sweet smells, huge blooms, and distinctive shapes will draw all admiring eyes to your garden and balcony! Ask me for help if you struggle with any maintenance tips for these ornamental plants.

Samuel Mark

Hello I am Samuel. Samuel's Garden is a garden blog where I share my experiences in garden caring and tree growth. Hope you enjoy it!

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