Originally bred by Purple Caper Seeds, 4G is hard to find. But if you can get your hands on it, you’ll want to consider framing the bud instead of smoking it — this flower is pretty much picture perfect.
A pure purple strain that can be traced back to both Canada and California in the pre-millenium cannabis era, The Black gets its heavy metal name from its dark coloring, with buds so densely purple that they’re often mistaken for black.
For cannabis connoisseurs, the intoxicating effects of THC are only one aspect of the overall marijuana experience. Past the high, there’s the scent, the taste, the bud structure, and of course, the colors.
Of course, every batch of flower will come with its own unique scents, potency, and color. But if you’re looking for a purple strain to impress your smoking buddies nearly every time, pick up an eighth of The Black when you see it at your local dispensary.
First introduced by cultivator Ken Estes in the San Francisco Bay Area, Grandaddy Purple has become the poster child for purple strains around the globe, with more name drops in rap songs than we can count.
So, with all of that information about how cannabis gets its color, what strains should you look out for if you want to smoke the rainbow? Well, as we’ve shown, no strain is guaranteed to produce any one color in its buds, but here are a few of our favorite flower varietals with genetic dispositions prone to vibrant hues.
From vibrant green buds and strains that are undeniably “purp,” to flower varietals with bright red and orange hairs, cannabis cultivars can embody a whole medley of hues and pigments. So what gives weed its diverse array of visual tones, and what strains should you seek out when hoping for that perfect purple nug? We’ve got you covered.
A new strain on the block, 4G is a genetic super-cross among some of the cannabis industry’s favorite heavy hitters. A threeway mix of GSC, Gelato, and GG#4 (hence the 4G name), this potent indica hybrid is new, exclusive, and downright gorgeous — with a mix of bright green and deep purple coloring to match its fragrant perfume scent.
What Strains Are the Most Colorful?
What flower strains should you look out for if you want to smoke the rainbow? And why does certain weed look dark purple, while other varietals are bright orange or pink?
This is an auto-flowering strain with a medium THC content. It is easy to grow and it looks very exotic, compared to the strains that didn’t make it on this list.
It grows very short and bushy with a really strong stem, and you can expect lots of colas peeking through the canopy. The leaves are very wide, a direct result of exceptional Indica genes.
Sour Apple is a cross between Sour Diesel and Cinderella 99. It is a sativa-dominant hybrid that first became popular in the Washington State area.
Do you want your garden to really smell like cannabis? Well then you should get yourself some Gorilla Glue, or more precisely Original Glue, because that’s what it’s usually called nowadays.
Superior genetics made this strain a fan favorite all across North America. This strain also has a lot of resin, which makes its flowers appear like tiny apparitions at night.
They love to grow in soil, so keep them outside and they’ll be happy plants with potent nugs.
As you can see on the image above the nugs are practically black from all the dark calyxes. The buds are usually large and quite thick, however not all Black Diesel plants seem to share this trait.
It grows very short relatively quickly, and it also carries the purple phenotype. That is why it’s sometimes called Purple Pakistani or Purple Chitral. This strain has many phenotypes and it’s kind of like a Kinder Surprise you because you never know how it will come out when you plant a PCK seed.
Purple Kush is one of the many strains carrying the purple phenotype. This strain has been hugely popular for more than 20 years and it still has a strong genetics.
Check out my selection of the most beautiful cannabis strains in the world, in a variety of different colors.