Beautiful purple succulents for container gardens and arrangements

Dark succulents add so much depth and color to arrangements and succulent gardens! Learn where to buy and care for these incredible succulents.

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Whether you're planning a specific arrangement for a wedding or looking for the perfect succulent for your favorite pot, purple succulents should definitely be on that list!

Here are a few of the most sought-after purple succulents.

Aeonium 'Mardi Gras'

This brightly colored Aeonium has variegated green and purple leaves. When grown in full sun or in cooler temperatures, the yellow and green striped leaves turn bright pink and lime green.

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Graptoveria 'Debbie'

‘Debbie’ is an Echeveria hybrid whose rosette shows off a beautiful rose shape. The tips of the blueish-purple leaves turn pink when stressed. It works well in planters outdoors.

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Echeveria 'Perle von Nurnberg'

This is one of the most beautiful and easy to find succulents. It has a really nice purple color with a tinge of yellow or gold along the edges. It grows well outside in container gardens. It tends to be one of the less picky Echeverias and is great for beginners.

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Sempervivum 'Wendy'

This cold-hardy succulent has green leaves with purple tips. As the rosette grows, it displays a Fibonacci spiral. This succulent is monocarpic, meaning it will die after blooming. Although it can take several years to bloom, watch for red or pink flowers in the summer.

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Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop'

This tall dark red and green succulent turns almost black when grown in full sun. It branches off in clumps, becoming bushy when allowed to grow and spread outside. It provides excellent contrast to lighter colored succulents in arrangements. 

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Echeveria 'Neon Breakers'

This bright succulent hybrid has a purple rosette with pink, ruffled edges. It is evergreen, but shows its color best when grown in bright sunlight. Watch for pink flowers in the spring.

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Sempervivum 'Neptune'

This fuzzy cold-hardy succulent is perfect in a four-season garden. The color of the rosettes changes based on the season. Colors range from yellow-green to pink to purple. It is deer resistant, and although it is monocarpic, it produces many offsets before dying.

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I hope this gives you some ideas for creating beautiful arrangements with purple succulents!