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Purple Perennials! 4 Great Plants To Add Purple To The Landscape!

When it comes to adding a vivid splash of color to your landscape, nothing can beat a few hardy purple perennials!

The color purple can add a vibrant focal point to your landscape. It also works as a great accent color to the many variations of green foliage of shrubs, bushes, trees and other landscape plantings.

And whether you need a tiny dash of purple in the front edge of a flowerbed, or tall plumes of color in the back, there are purple perennials that can answer the call!  Here is a look at 4 great varieties of purple perennials to bring a little color to your backyard!

4 Great Purple Perennials For Your Landscape

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One of the showiest of purple perennials is salvia

Purple Salvia
Growing Zones 3 – 9
Full Sun

Salvia is a incredible choice to add long-lasting purple blooms to your landscape. Plants form beautiful upright clumps that fill with long spikes of gorgeous flowers. They can be divided in subsequent years to create new plants throughout the landscape.

Salvia grows well in most soil types, but needs a minimum of 6 to 8 hours of full sunlight to bloom. Not only do they look beautiful, they also attract butterflies, hummingbirds and bees.

Product Link :  May-Night Purple Salvia

Clustered Bellflower Superba (Campanula Glomerata)

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Clustered Bellflower

Growing Zones 3 – 9
Full Sun

This gorgeous purple blooming plant can easily be grown from seed. Campanula Glomerata, as it is officially known, is extremely cold-hardy. It is also a wonderful table flower for cutting.

Bellflower spreads slowly each growing season, with late spring to early summer spiked blooms that form above dark green foliage.

Once established, plants can be divided and transplanted every few years. Plants will reach about 18″ to 24″ in height, and prefer full-sun.

Product Link:  Bellflower Seeds

A Little Wispy Purple…

Purple Aster
Growing Zones 3 – 8
Full Sun

Purple Asters are a great way to add a little wispy color to your flowerbeds!

The blooms form on stems that create a beautiful display of whimsical color against the green foliage.  Asters will do well in almost any soil condition, and have long-lasting blooms that stand up to the toughest environments.

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Purple Asters

They are also a wonderful addition for those looking to attract beneficial insects like bees and butterflies.

Product Link : Purple Dome Aster

Mojave Sage  
Growing Zones 5 – 9
Full Sun

Mojave sage (pictured at the top of the article) is a unique plant that originates from California.

Its large tall purple blooms can add loads of color to an outdoor space. Mojave grows to 18″ to 24″ tall, and up to 2 feet in diameter as well. It is a slow grower that does well in dry and arid climates, but can survive as far north as zone 5.

Mojave sage has greenish-silver foliage, with large deep reddish-purple blooms that rest on top. It blooms all summer and well into fall. Mojave Sage prefers full sun and well-drained soil. You can check out more great perennials for your yard on the website here : Perennials.

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