Gardener's love the color purple! Put your passion of purple to use...here are annuals, perennials and flowering shrubs that are ready to add purple rain to…
Butterflies adore the sweet nectar of 'Pardon My Lavender II' Monarda. Tuck this pretty and fragrant Bee Balm in the front of the garden bed to create a colorful border of lavender purple flowers in mid-summer. Or, try this compact perennial as a filler in your summer container garden. This North American native is deer resistant.
Tuck this early blooming bee balm into the front of your flower border to create a colorful swath of light amethyst purple flowers. 'Leading Lady Amethyst' Monarda's fragrant blooms will be adored by butterflies, bees and hummingbirds! This North American native perennial makes a beautiful addition to border gardens, landscapes and even containers, where its short clumped habit makes a great filler plant. Deer resistant.
Classic beauty combined with unexpected toughness! Augusta Lavender Heliotrope is extremely heat and humidity tolerant, so gardeners in both the deep south and far north can be successful with this plant. This lovely mounded plant will add a soft presence in your landscape beds, while also looking great by itself in patio planters. It is also a wonderful filler for large combination recipes. Its ruffled lavender flowers with yellow eyes attract pollinators including bees and butterflies.
Their resistance to heat and humidity make Cake Pops verbena great plants for the deep south (and the rest of the country!). Cake Pops Purple verbena doesn't cycle out of color, so you'll get reliable lavender blooms all summer long. Destined to become a staple in southern hanging basket and combination recipes, this verbena is easy, tough, durable and drought tolerant. Pollinators are attracted to its blooms. Native to North America. Deer resistant.
'Stand By Me Lavender' Bush Clematis boasts beautiful reblooming lavender bell-shaped flowers late spring to mid summer that attract butterflies and bees. This non-vining clematis will die back to the ground at the end of the growing season only to reappear next year. This perennial makes a unique specimen plant and is great for cutting, container gardens or borders. Resists deer AND rabbits.
A splash of purple for early spring color in the garden! But that's not all - 'Violet Knight' Sweet Alyssum, like others in the Knight series, has improved heat performance and will bloom through summer in most areas. As things cool off again in fall it will adapt again to wide variations in temperatures, blooming 'til hard frost! This Lobularia's fragrant purple flowers attract pollinators. Plant in larger planters or in the landscape where its trailing habit acts as a groundcover.
This calibrachoa has double petunia-like flowers all season on cascading growth. Superbells Double Twilight's lavender flowers with dark eyes will add gorgeous color to your summer container combinations where they will spill over the edge of the pot. This heat tolerant annual's color lasts from planting thru fall with no need to deadhead. This plant is a low maintenance, high impact addition to any container planting.
Very large dark purple buds emerge in mid to late spring on Bloomerang Dark Purple lilac. These open to a classic deep purple-lilac color and perfume the air for weeks. After a brief rest, this reblooming shrub will put on another show of flowers from summer through fall. Like others in the Bloomerang series, Dark Purple is exceptionally disease resistant, sun loving and deer resistant making it an easy choice for years of beauty in your landscape. Attracts butterflies.
This colorful perennial salvia produces vivid violet blue flower spikes atop its fragrant mounded foliage. 'Violet Riot' is easy to grow in almost any climate in full sun. This beautiful perennial will attract the pollinators to your garden and resists deer and rabbits. Plant in drifts for a stunning effect. Cut the flower spikes for a colorful and aromatic addition to your summer flower arrangements.
This unique spring-blooming clematis combines delicate apple-green leaves and unusual spiky pinwheel shaped purple blooms for lots of movement and color in the garden. Sparky Purple Clematis provides weeks, even months, of color that is perfect for a pretty trellis in your perennial garden or along a railing, lattice or fence. Disease resistant with no pruning required, this reblooming vine is an easy choice for a sunny spot!
Only two plants are needed to full your urn with summer color that will last well into fall. The star of this container recipe we call Tropical Dusk is Supertunia Mini Vista Indigo, with blooms that never need deadheading! A little plant food all season, consistent water and you're set to impress all who walk by.
Velvety purple blooms of Supertunia 'Royal Velvet' add a luxurious texture to your window boxes, hanging baskets and combination planters where they function as both a filler and a spiller. This long blooming petunia is also excellent in the landscape where it is best suited to be planted near the front of garden beds. Medium to large blooms will attract pollinators including butterflies and hummingbirds and are heat and drought tolerant. Require little to no maintenance.
Enjoy bright purple blooms in that shady corner of the garden from planting through frost when you choose Infinity Light Purple Impatiens. Enjoy its large bright blooms without need to deadhead. Long blooming and heat tolerant, this flowering annual for shade is an easy choice for borders, mass plantings or container gardens.
Bi-color blooms create a whirlwind of color on heat and drought resistant plants. Whirlwind Starlight Fan Flower features trailing flowers with soft purple-blue and white petals. This trailing plant is a wonderful addition to combination planters of all kinds in which it will add cascading color that spills over the edge. In the landscape it will act as a groundcover plant. Deadheading is not required for continuous blooms. Attracts bees.
Purple is the new neutral in the gardening world. It goes with just about any other color you pair it with, from contrasting oranges to complementary pinks and greens. The descriptors “blue” and “purple” are used loosely when it comes to flowers and plants; they describe a whole range of these cool tones. Check out this list of ten varieties we think you’ll love for your garden.
To complement the most vibrant reds, fuchsias, and golds in your combination containers, try Laguna Ultraviolet lobelia. Its richly saturated royal purple blooms are produced profusely from spring through summer on cascading, well-branched plants. This flowering annual will attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden.
This flowering shrub has purple power! Pearl Glam callicarpa's deep violet foliage from spring through frost will burst into bloom in late summer with white flowers that yield violet-purple by the hundreds. Its upright habit makes this a space saver compared to other beauty-berry varieties and it will produce berries without a pollinating plant. It's a great bet for those wanting berries in tight spaces. Its beautiful foliage is deer-resistant, too.
The luck of the Irish will be with you when you grow this dark, plum-colored shamrock plant. This is perfect plant for shaded patio planters. At the end of the growing season, bring Charmed Wine indoors to enjoy as part of your home decor. When new shoots begin to sprout in March or April, it will be a sure sign that spring is near.
Three easy to care for annuals come together in this recipe we call, Glory Days. Appropriately named since you'll be celebrating the fact that at little plant food and water is all you'll need to have on hand in order to enjoy this colorful container all summer long!
Check out the size of these blooms on Pugster Amethyst, one of our new petite butterfly bushes! Enjoy a wonderful fragance when this plant is in your landscape, and with a height and width of only two feet its easy to fit one in just about anywhere. Hardy in zones 5-9 this plant is also deer resistant, rabbit resistant and will increase the visits you have from butterflies and bees!
The fragrant foliage of 'Color Spires' Violet Riot will bring the birds, bees and hummingbirds into your yard, and you'll enjoy the beautiful violet stalks of color which will stand up to 24" in height. Violet Riot's dense habit and concentrated burst of color is what makes it better than other perennial salvia on the market. Zone 3.