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Purple plants

Purple plants

Purple plants

Purple flowers and purple foliage plants have a soothing effect when used in the landscape. Bearing a color that has long been a symbol of royalty, purple flowers also suggest richness and elegance. Purple plants are available in many shade variations, from graceful lavender to dark and rich violet. They come in spring bulbs, fall-blooming wildflowers, ground covers, climbing plants, and more.

Plant

May Night salvia, a deep bluish-purple perennial, produces small blooms on flower spikes about 2 feet tall. It is known for its long blooming period from May through June, making it a valuable landscape plant. Like other salvias, this one is a great choice for perennial borders, cottage gardens, butterfly gardens, or wildflower gardens. Early spring is the best time to cut plants back to encourage fresh new growth.Lamium maculatum is perhaps best known as a ground cover plant with silvery foliage, but the cultivar 'Purple Dragon' adds light purple flowers. (It also comes in pink, mauve, red, and white, depending on the cultivar.) Lamium purpureum (also known as purple dead nettle) grows no more than about 9 inches tall with purplish foliage and red-purple flowers. Lamium plants don't tolerate foot traffic, so they should be situated out of the way. Leaves also will easily scorch, so it's best to keep the plants away from direct sun.

Petunias are one of the most well-known purple flowers, recognized by their wide, trumpet-shaped blooms. The petals come in a variety of looks, including double blooms, ruffled, smooth, striped, solid colors, and even varieties with heart-shaped patterns. Petunias are commonly used in hanging baskets, in window boxes, and as bedding plants. They bloom from early May right up until frost. And they need lots of sun and water to keep them full and blooming. Jackman's clematis is a flowering vine that produces large, deep purple flowers in mid-summer. The profuse flowers have four velvety petals. The vines are best trained to climb on trellises, arbors, walls, and fences. A trick to success with clematis vines is growing the plants in sunlight but keeping the roots cool. This can be achieved by mulching the root area or adding short plants over the root zone to provide ground shade. (Source: www.thespruce.com)

 

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