Purple Perennials

Purple perennials are very popular, based on the high number of searches for plants with purple flowers.

One of the easiest coordinated garden color scheme is purple perennial flowers combined with touches of white and blue.

Your choices of flowers in these colors are nearly endless with so many purple spring and summer blooming flowers to choose from.

So creating a beautiful flower bed using these calming colors is a snap.

Purple, white and blue are forgiving colors, unlike reds for example, all tints and shades of these colors work so well together.

It’s nearly impossible to create a mix of these three hues that clash with each other.


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Purple Perennial Flower Varieties

astilbe amethyst perennial
Astilbe ‘Amethyst’
Astilbe x arendsii

Purple-lavender flowers appear each summer on 24 inch tall flower spikes.

Plant in moist, rich soil in partial shade.

Hummingbirds and butterflies love this plant. Zones 4-9.

purple perennials
Bellflower “Dalmation’, Campanula portenschlagiana.

A low-growing purple perennial with loads of bell-shaped blooms starting in spring and lasting through summer.

I like it especially for in front of the border, or in a rock garden. Full sun to part sun. 6 to 9 inches tall and 12 to 24 inches wide. Zones 4-7.

Catmint Walkers Low
Catmint ‘Walkers Low’
Nepeta faassenii

Wonderful purple-lavender colored blooms that last all through summer.

It’s a low-growing Nepeta that should be growing in full sun and in well drained soil that is not overly rich and moist.

And, believe it or not, our feline friends leave this variety alone. Zones 3-8.

Phlox Royal Purple Perennial
Phlox ‘Miracle Grace’
Phlox paniculata

I love their huge flowerheads, they are stunning.

The blooms last all summer long growing to 2-3 feet high.

A very popular phlox plant, that tolerates and flower well in hot weather. Zones 3-8.

Stokesia laevis 'Dwarf Elf'
Stokesia ‘Dwarf Elf’
Stokesia laevis

A groundcover perennial plant spreading to 10 to 12 inches wide.

Flowers liberally from mid-summer into fall.

Heat tolerant. Plant in moist soil that drains well and in full sun. Zones 5-10.

salvia nemorosa caradonna
Salvia ‘Caradonna’
Salvia nemorosa

Dark purple flowers on stems that bloom form early summer through fall.

Grows ro about 30 inches high and 12-18 inches wide. Has a very attractive mounding and compact form. Plant in sun. Zones 3-10.

Phlox paniculata 'Miracle Grace'
Phlox ‘Miracle Grace’
Phlox paniculata

Lovely purple blooms with white centers that keeps on blooming.

It flowers early and blooms for a long time.

Grow in full sun and well-drained soil on the dry side.Zones 3-9.

Lamium 'Ghost'
Lamium ‘Ghost’
Lamium maculatum

Beautiful silvery foilage with orchid-looking purple blooms.

It’s a great groundcover for shady areas, growing to 1 foot tall. Likes a semi-dry spot in your garden, so it’s great under trees. Zones 3-8.

Bee Balm Grand Parade
Bee Balm ‘Grand Parade’
Monarda didyna

On of the more mildew resistant Monardas that is also very hardy.

A bushy plant that is covered with lavender-purple blooms in summer.

Grow in full sun to part sun and in rich moist soil that drains well. Do not let the plant dry out. 13-16 inches high and 15-20 inches wide. Zones 3-8.

Purple perennials are so popular that I just had to find some more beautiful, easy to grow, perennials that are purple. So click on the headline here to take a look.


Names of Purple Flowers

This page has a list of names of very special plants with purple flowers that you would like to plant in your garden.

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