Though it is hardy only in warmer climates that don’t fall below 0 degrees F, it’s well worth growing, even if you have to replace it each spring. Of all the plants with purple leaves available to gardeners, ‘Purple Queen’ is a real standout. It makes a dramatic display, and with a height of just 12 inches, it tumbles nicely over the edges of containers and retaining walls. Purple tradescantia looks terrific in containers, too! Lalla aster ( Symphyotrichum x ‘Lalla’) A hybrid of a North American native aster, ‘Lalla’ has so much bloom power it’s not even funny.
Low-growing and spreading, this purple perennial is hardy to -40 degrees F. It produces a bazillion small purple flowers very late in the season, and it’s a magnet for tiny native pollinators. Though the deer may nibble it from time to time, ‘Lalla’ provides much-needed late-season color in the perennial border. It enjoys full sun, though it’s at home in dappled shade, too. If you can’t find this variety of aster, try the more common ‘Purple Dome’ as an alternative. ‘Lalla’ asters are low-growing and spreading, making them a perfect fit for the front of the border. Lavender ( Lavandula species) Lavender is among the most familiar of all plants with purple flowers. Prized for its heavenly scent and essential oil content, lavender is both deer-resistant and sun-loving.
Plant it in well-drained soil for the best results. There are many different species and varieties of lavender available. Choose one that’s hardy in your climate as there are many to choose from. Lavandula x intermedia ‘Phenomenal’ and ‘Grosso’ are personal favorites. A list of purple-flowered perennials wouldn’t be complete without lavender! Creeping speedwell ( Veronica x ‘Waterperry Blue’) A low-growing perennial with purple flowers, creeping speedwell makes a great ground cover. Though it’s only in bloom for a short time each spring, creeping speedwell looks lovely year-round. It’s semi-evergreen and needs nothing more than a light haircut in the very early spring. Hardy to -30 degrees F, this purple-flowering groundcover is deer resistant and produces pretty little blooms in full sun. ‘Waterperry Blue’ is a great plant to use as a ground cover. Lungwort ( Pulmonaria species) Those seeking purple perennial flowers that bloom early, thrive in the shade, and are deer resistant, should put lungwort on their list. There are many varieties of lungwort with purple blooms, including ‘Diana Clare’, ‘Mrs. Plant lungwort in a shady spot and give it ample water. Coralbells ( Heuchera species) Okay, I’m cheating a little here, because coralbells aren’t purple perennial flowers. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of different coralbell cultivars, with all manner of interestingly colored foliage. From bronze and chartreuse to silver, green, and peach, coralbells are standout foliage plants for the shade, but purple coralbell varieties, such as ‘Plum Pudding’, ‘Dark Secret’, ‘Forever Purple’, and ‘Wildberry’, are really something special. And because it’s their foliage that’s colored, the splash of purple lasts all season long. Heucheras are known for their purple foliage, not their flowers. Millenium flowering onion ( Allium ‘Millenium’) This is a rabbit-, vole-, and deer-resistant plant with purple blooms that has so much to offer! The orb-shaped bloom clusters last for weeks, and they play host to oodles of pollinators, including butterflies and bees. Full sun is best for this perennial, and it’s hardy to -20 degrees F. ‘Millenium’ cannot be beat for its compact growth habit, ease of care, and long bloom time. Allium ‘Millenium’ knocks your socks off with its long-lasting blooms. Here, it looks spectacular combined with dark-leaved dahlias, hostas, and coleus. Pasque flower ( Pulsatilla vulgaris ) Pasque flowers are so sweet!
Their cheery blooms pop out of the soil to welcome spring, soon followed by fine, fern-like foliage. This early-blooming purple perennial also produces little poufy seed heads that wave in the wind. Hardy all the way down to -40 degrees F and thriving in well-drained soils, they reseed quite nicely if they’re happy. Pasque flower is among the earliest blooming purple perennial flowers, and it’s at home in full to partial sun. The blooms of pasque flower are absolutely delightful additions to the spring garden. I hope you’ve discovered some new favorite purple perennials to add to your own garden.
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