Pansies are purple!
And orange, yellow or red
Why are Violets blue?
This pansy is looking a little battered after being watered. But hey, water is life!
And from my extensive research (google – one minute) I found out that it is rare to get a truly blue flower, which is why botanist call a flower blue, when it is merely slightly less purple!
post script: The Nursery rhyme or poem, Roses are red, reads:
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Sugar is sweet
And so are you
And as you can see, it is much easier to find a rhyme to “blue” than it is to “slightly less purple”!