Purple flowering plants can add a much needed pop of color to a garden. Because the color is rather dramatic, a purple flowering plant should be used judiciously. Here are some purple flowering superstars that make gardening a pleasure.
The iris is an herbaceous perennial that can grow to four feet tall. It likes well drained to moist soil and does very well in full sunlight to light shade. It has sword shaped leaves and though an iris flower can come in many shades, the purple ones are spectacular.
The name of this flower itself is a shade of purple. This is an evergreen perennial grown for the fragrance of its flowers, as well as for culinary and medicinal properties. The flowers come in whorls at the tops of stems lined with fragrant leaves. Some of the foliage is silver, which makes a quite dramatic look in the garden, especially if the plant is grown in masses.
This plant brings forth purple, bell-shaped flowers in early summer to late fall. It is treasured by gardening aficionados largely because of its long blooming season. Bellflowers can grow to five feet tall. It likes full sun and good, well drained loam. Taller species of bellflowers are gorgeous in a cutting garden or in a perennial border.
Russian sage flowers in the summer and has silver gray leaves and beautiful purple flowers that look like purple smoke at a distance. It likes full sun and does well in a mixed border. It can grow profusely enough and tall enough to form a hedge.