Purple Fantasy: Plants for Flower Garden in Fashionable Colors

Europe in recent years has been gripped by a real “purple fever”. Probably, the magical appeal of this noble color is due to the fact that it combines contrasting energies: calm blue and red activity. Want to be in the trend of landscape fashion? Place plants with purple and purple flowers in your favorite garden! Mysterious mauve sharpens the senses and adjusts to a romantic mood. Introducing the best candidates.

The main photo of this article:

  • dark purple Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’;
  • Agastache mexicana ‘Cotton Candy’;
  • decorative bow;
  • blue-blue Geranium pratense ‘Mrs Kendall Clark’;
  • and light yellow Phlomis russeliana;
  • in the foreground flaunt white inflorescences of the bird.

Even more irresistible “Pets” with lilac flowers look in the company of plants in Sunny yellow floral decoration, because purple and yellow-complementary, and therefore perfectly harmonious combination. If you do not consider yourself to fans of bright yellow flowers, you may like the views with lemon-green inflorescences, for example Alchemilla or Euphorbia characias-our purple heroes will make them as bright and intriguing tandem.

And of course, we should mention another group of suitable candidates — representatives of flora with lemon or yellow-green leaves. Similar “outfit” can boast of some shrubs, such as barberry ‘Maria’ and Ligustrum ‘Aureum’, as well as many herbaceous perennials.

Purple Fantasy: Plants for Flower Garden in Fashionable Colors
Impressive is the combination of Nepeta with light purple flowers and barberry with yellow-green leaves. In the background blossoms Thermopsis hairy.

So, for flower beds in partial shade and corners, sheltered from the scorching rays of the midday sun, suitable, for example, Myosotis ‘King’s Ransom’. But in the Sunny planting for purple “stars” you can find a lot of variegated partners among herbs, for example Salvia officinalis ‘Icterina’ or originum vulgare ‘Thumbles’.

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Under Morus alba feels great Nepeta sibirica ‘Souvenir d’andre Chaudron’. To the left of it is just beginning to blossom delphinium ‘Blue Gentien’.

Purple Fantasy: Plants for Flower Garden in Fashionable Colors
Nepeta sibirica ‘Souvenir d’ Andre Chaudron’ and delphinium ‘Blue Gentien’.

Left: “Candles” and “balls” in a pair always look catchy, which is why the tandem lupine and Allium giganteum looks so good. Onion inflorescences reach more than 10 cm in diameter. Even when the plant will bloom, planting will continue to decorate his decorative testes. Right: Malva sylvestris with its lovely flowers is able to bloom and decorate the garden and salad, because they are edible. In addition, this biennial plant blooms incredibly long — from June to September.

Purple Fantasy: Plants for Flower Garden in Fashionable Colors
Left: lupine tandem and Allium giganteum. Right: Malva sylvestris.

Lavender-thermophilic southerner, so ideally it should be planted in elevated flower beds with stone or brick retaining walls or near the walls, lined with the same materials: they have the ability to accumulate solar heat.

Purple Fantasy: Plants for Flower Garden in Fashionable Colors
Lavender is a heat-loving southerner.

Cornus controversa ‘Variegata’ the lilac blossoms Nepeta seemed to glow in the “window” from the leaves of the chestnut and the host.

Purple Fantasy: Plants for Flower Garden in Fashionable Colors
Cornus contraversa and Nepeta

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