From My Garden to Yours
Anemone De Caen
Wildflowers Bachelor Buttons, Larkspur
November 13, 2021

The Purple Garden

I have always loved purple. My cousin Bobbi told me that when I was little, she would ask me repeatedly for my favorite color thinking that it would change because purple isn’t a typical choice for a toddler. So of course, purple is the base color of my garden. I cannot pass up a plant with purple blossoms because you cannot have too much purple in the garden.

In the garden, purple is beautiful with all other colors. So mix up these purple beauties throughout your garden. Purple is a secondary color (red + blue), so its hue ranges from bluish purples to reddish purples, and of course from the lightest lavender to dark purple. I love it all.

I’ve sorted the purple in my garden into these categories:

Annuals

Ageratum houstonianum
Ageratum houstonianum
Aster annual Callistephus chinensis
Aster, Callistephus chinensis
Calibrachoa
Calibrachoa
Canterbury Bells
Canterbury Bells, Campanula medium
Delphinium
Delphinium
Hyssop, Hyssopus officinalis
Purple Lobelia
Lobelia
Pansy Viola
Pansy, Viola × wittrockiana
Pericallis senetti
Pericallis Senetti
Petunia
Petunia
Serbian Bellflower Campanula poscharskyana
Serbian Bellflower, Campanula poscharskyana
Wishbone Flower, Torenia fournieri

Bulbs, Corms & Rhizomes

Anemone De Caen
Anemone De Caen, Anemone coronaria
Anemone St. Brigid
Anemone St. Brigid, Anemone coronaria
Blazing Star, Liatris
Iris
Bearded Iris, Iris germanica
Blue Dicks
Blue Dicks, Dichelostemma capitatum
Brodiaea
Brodiaea californica
Purple Calla Lily
Calla Lily, Zantedeschia
Crocus
Crocus vernus
Dutch Iris, Iris × hollandica
Freesia
Gladiolus
Gladiolus
Muscari Grape Hyacinth
Grape Hyacinth, Muscari
Leucocoryne
Leucocoryne
Pacific Iris
Pacific Iris, Iris tenax
Scilla peruviana
Scilla Peruviana
Anemone Blanda
Windflower, Anemone blanda

Bushes & Trees

Arabian Lilac
Arabian Lilac, Vitex trifolia
Bluebeard Caryopteris x clandonensis
Bluebeard, Caryopteris x clandonensis
Brunfelsia
Brunfelsia pauciflora
Butterfly Bush
Butterfly Bush, Buddleja davidii
Canary Island Sage, Salvia canariensis
Centaurea gymnocarpa
Velvet Centaurea, Centaurea gymnocarpa
Hydrangea
Hydrangea
Rotheca myricoides butterfly bush
Rotheca myricoides, Ugandense, Butterfly Bush
Jacaranda
Jacaranda

Perennials

Osteospermum
African Daisy, Osteospermum
Campanula
Campanula
Catmint Nepeta
Catmint, Nepeta
Centaurea montana
Centaurea montana
Columbine Aquilegia
Columbine, Aquilegia
Dianthus
Dianthus
Echinops
Echinops
Foxglove
Foxglove, Digitalis
Geranium Rozanne
Geranium Rozanne
Heliotrope
Heliotrope, Heliotropium arborescens
Creeping Phlox Isotoma axillaris
Creeping Phlox, Isotoma axillaris
Ornamental Kale
Ornamental Kale, Brassica oleracea
French Lavender Lavandula stoechas
Lavender, Lavandula stoechas
Lavandula Angustifolia Munstead
Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, Munstead
Lavender Lavandula multifida
Lavender, Lavandula multifida
Lavender Lavandula dentata
Lavender, Lavandula dentata
Agapanthus
Lily of the Nile, Agapanthus
Lisianthus
Lisianthus, Eustoma russellianum
Mexican Sage Salvia Leucantha
Mexican Sage, Salvia Leucantha
Nicotiana
Nicotiana tabacum
Nierembergia
Nierembergia frutescens
Pacific Aster Symphyotrichum chilense
Pacific Aster, Symphyotrichum chilense
Penstemon
Penstemon
Creeping Phlox stolonifera tufted
Creeping Phlox, Phlox stolonifera tufted
Balloon flower platycodon
Balloon flower, Platycodon
Primula
Primula vulgaris
Primula capitata ssp. mooreana
Primula capitata ssp. mooreana
Salvia longispicata x farinacea
Salvia, Mystic Spires, Salvia longispicata x farinacea
Salvia nemerosa
Salvia nemerosa
Salvia viridis
Salvia viridis
Salvia guaranitica
Salvia guaranitica
Salvia microphylla
Salvia microphylla
columbaria
Scabiosa columbaria
Veronica Speedwell
Veronica Speedwell
Statice Limonium sinuatum
Statice, Limonium sinuatum
Trachelium caeruleum
Trachelium caeruleum
Verbena bonariensis
Verbena bonariensis
Verbena canadensis
Verbena canadensis
Mosaic Verbena hybrida
Verbena Mosaic, Verbena hybrida
Verbena rigida
Verbena rigida

Tender Plants

Streptocarpus
Cape Primrose, Streptocarpus
Gloxinia

Vines

Clematis
Clematis
Clematis Roguchi
Clematis Roguchi
Snail Vine Vigna caracalla
Snail Vine, Vigna caracalla
Wisteria
Wisteria

Wildflowers

These flowers all grow very easily from seed.

Bachelor Button Centaurea cyanus
Bachelor Button, Centaurea cyanus
Chinese Houses Collinsia heterophylla
Chinese Houses, Collinsia heterophylla
Five Spot Nemophila maculata
Five Spot, Nemophila maculata
Honeywort Cerinthe major
Honeywort, Cerinthe major
Larkspur Delphinium consolida
Larkspur, Delphinium consolida
Love-in-a-Mist Nigella damascena
Love-in-a-Mist, Nigella damascena
Lacy Phacelia Phacelia tanacetifolia
Lacy Phacelia, Phacelia tanacetifolia
Poppy Papaver somniferum
Poppy, Papaver somniferum

One Thought

  1. Josephine on December 13, 2021

    I missed hibiscus.

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