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Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' (Purple cow parsley)
Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' (Purple cow parsley): A dark leaved form of the common cow parsley. To 1.5m. Hardy. Tends to be biennial.
Aster laevis 'Arcturus' (Syn. Symphyotrichum laeve 'Arcturus')
Aster laevis 'Arcturus' (Syn. Symphyotrichum laeve 'Arcturus'): Clouds of lilac/purple flowers over almost black stems. Hardy and reliable late summer/autumn flowerer. Hardy. Up to 1.3m.
Campanula 'Kent Belle' (Bellflower 'Kent Belle')
Campanula 'Kent Belle' (Bellflower 'Kent Belle'): Tall upright stems with deep violet, narrow drooping bell shaped flowers above dark green foliage. May need some support. Hardy. To 1.2m.
Campanula glomerata 'Superba' (Clustered Bellflower 'Superba')
Campanula glomerata 'Superba' (Clustered Bellflower 'Superba'): Upright stems topped with clusters of bell-shaped blue flowers held above a carpet of soft green leaves. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Campanula Iridescent Bells = 'Iribella' (PBR) (Bellflower 'Iridescent Bells')
Campanula Iridescent Bells = 'Iribella' (PBR) (Bellflower 'Iridescent Bells'): Purple buds open to silvery-lilac bells in summer. Prefers a moisture retentive soil. Height to 80cm. Hardy [Collect Only]
Cardamine quinquefolia
Cardamine quinquefolia: Light purple flowers emerge very early in spring, with attractive deeply divided leaves. Foliage dies down in summer.
Centaurea 'Jordy' (Perennial cornflower 'Jordy')
Centaurea 'Jordy' (Perennial cornflower 'Jordy'): Beautiful maroon-purple flowers over felty silvery-green foliage.
Centaurea montana 'Violetta (Perennial cornflower 'Violetta')
Centaurea montana 'Violetta (Perennial cornflower 'Violetta'): Large purple cornflower-like flowers over grey-green foliage. Very attractive to bees and butterflies. Up to 40cm. Hardy.
Centranthus lecoqii (Mauve Valerian)
Centranthus lecoqii (Mauve Valerian): Clusters of fragrant mauve flowers, loved by bees and butterflies, above clump of narrow grey-green leaves. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Cirsium rivulare 'Trevor's Blue Wonder' (Brook thistle 'Trevor's Blue Wonder')
Cirsium rivulare 'Trevor's Blue Wonder' (Brook thistle 'Trevor's Blue Wonder'): Not blue at all, I'm afraid, but a more purplish hued form of the more familiar deepest pink Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum'. Hardy. To 1.5m
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Purple Pixie' (PBR) (Barrenwort 'Purple Pixie')
Epimedium grandiflorum 'Purple Pixie' (PBR) (Barrenwort 'Purple Pixie'): Unusual reddish-purple flowers with prominent white spurs, held on wiry stems above the heart-shaped leaves. Hardy. Up to 30cm. [Collect Only]
Geranium maculatum 'Beth Chatto' (Spotted cranesbill 'Beth Chatto')
Geranium maculatum 'Beth Chatto' (Spotted cranesbill 'Beth Chatto'): Very pretty palest purple flowers held above attractive green foliage. To 50cm. Hardy.
Geranium maculatum 'Vickie Lynn' (Spotted cranesbill 'Vickie Lynn')
Geranium maculatum 'Vickie Lynn' (Spotted cranesbill 'Vickie Lynn'): Pale lavender flowers above a clump of fresh green divided leaves. Prefers soil that doesn't dry out in summer. Hardy. Up to 45cm.
Geranium phaeum (Dusky cranesbill)
Geranium phaeum (Dusky cranesbill): Purple flowers with swept-back petals held high above soft green foliage. Early to flower, reliable and easy. To 60cm. Hardy.
Geranium sylvaticum 'Mayflower' (Wood cranesbill 'Mayflower')
Geranium sylvaticum 'Mayflower' (Wood cranesbill 'Mayflower'): Tall variety of geranium with erect stems of violet-purple flowers with a white centre, above deeply divided leaves. Hardy. Up to 75cm. [Collect Only]
Geranium wlassovianum
Geranium wlassovianum: Warm purple flowers over attractive velvety foliage. Excellent autumn foliage colour.
Geranium x magnificum (Purple cranesbill)
Geranium x magnificum (Purple cranesbill): Covered in a mass of rich, violet-blue flowers in early summer. Large, slightly felty leaves. Vigorous but a short flowering season. Up to 70cm.
Heuchera 'Midnight Rose' (PBR)
Heuchera 'Midnight Rose' (PBR): Darkest purple leaves, splashed with bright pink. Excellent for all year round foliage colour. Hardy. Up to 30cm. [Collect Only]
Hosta 'Big Daddy'
Hosta 'Big Daddy': Lovely large blue-green leaved Hosta, with some puckering to the leaves. Large clump-forming. Lilac flowers in summer. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Hosta 'Devon Green'
Hosta 'Devon Green': Elegant hosta with tapering, dark green, fine-veined leaves. Lilac flowers in summer [Collect Only]
Hosta 'Empress Wu' (PBR)
Hosta 'Empress Wu' (PBR): One of the largest leaved Hostas in cultivation - possibly the largest. Leaves up to 18" across when established.
Hosta 'Francee'
Hosta 'Francee': Attractive variety with large heart-shaped leaves with a prominent white margin to the leaves. Lavender purple flowers. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Hosta 'Frances Williams'
Hosta 'Frances Williams': Large heart-shaped crinkled leaves with a prominent green-yellow margin. Lavender purple flowers in mid summer. Hardy. Up to 75cm.
Hosta 'Halcyon'
Hosta 'Halcyon': Medium sized Hosta with attractive blue-grey heart-shaped leaves and pale lavender purple flowers. Hardy. Up to 40cm.
Hosta 'Praying Hands'
Hosta 'Praying Hands': Very upright, rippled leaves. Leaves are green, narrowly edged in white and curl up. Lilac flowers in summer. Hardy. Up to 40cm. AGM.
Hosta 'Sum and Substance'
Hosta 'Sum and Substance': Large, bright green leaves. lavender flowers, good in shade or sun. Hardy. To 60cm high and wide.
Lathyrus vernus (Spring pea)
Lathyrus vernus (Spring pea): Two-tone purple and pink pea-like flowers in early spring. Thrives in shade, even quite dry shade. To 30cm. Hardy.
Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' (Blue turf lily 'Big Blue')
Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' (Blue turf lily 'Big Blue'): Spikes of vibrant purple flowers in autumn, larger than the usual form, evergreen strappy foliage. Good for dry shade. Hardy. Up to 50cm
Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple' (Blue turf lily 'Royal Purple')
Liriope muscari 'Royal Purple' (Blue turf lily 'Royal Purple'): Spikes of deep purple flowers in autumn above dark-green evergreen strappy foliage. Can tolerate dry shade. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Lobelia x speciosa 'Hadspen Purple' (PBR)
Lobelia x speciosa 'Hadspen Purple' (PBR): Dramatic spikes of purple flowers in late summer, above lance-shaped purple flushed leaves. Needs damp soil in summer. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Lobelia x speciosa 'Tania'
Lobelia x speciosa 'Tania': Dramatic spikes of brightest pink flowers in late summer.
Lythrum virgatum 'Dropmore Purple' (Wand loosestrife 'Dropmore Purple')
Lythrum virgatum 'Dropmore Purple' (Wand loosestrife 'Dropmore Purple'): Upright spikes of purple-pink flowers in the mid-summer with lance-like foliage. Prefers a moist soil. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum' (Oriental poppy 'Patty's Plum')
Papaver orientale 'Patty's Plum' (Oriental poppy 'Patty's Plum'): Huge sultry, antique bronzey purple flowers held above green hairy leaves
Polemonium 'Heaven Scent' PBR (Jacob's Ladder Heaven Scent')
Polemonium 'Heaven Scent' PBR (Jacob's Ladder Heaven Scent'): Lovely dark, purple foliage and stems in spring which contrasts well with the pale lilac purple bell like flowers. Lightly scented. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Primula denticulata (Drumstick primula)
Primula denticulata (Drumstick primula): Round heads of purple, occasionally white flowers above a rosette of green leaves. [Collect Only]
Pulmonaria 'Majeste' (Lungwort 'Majeste')
Pulmonaria 'Majeste' (Lungwort 'Majeste'): Large, heavily silvered leaves and purplish pink flowers in spring. To 30cm. Hardy
Pulmonaria 'Moonshine' (PBR) (Lungwort 'Moonshine')
Pulmonaria 'Moonshine' (PBR) (Lungwort 'Moonshine'): Silver leaves edged in green are the star of this plant, with pale blue bell-shaped flowers. Good mildew resistance. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo' (Betony 'Hummelo')
Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo' (Betony 'Hummelo'): Upright spikes of rosy purple flowers above pointed dark green foliage. Very attractive to bees. To 50cm. Hardy.
Thalictrum 'Elin' (Rue 'Elin')
Thalictrum 'Elin' (Rue 'Elin'): Tallest of the Thalictrums we grow with huge heads of lavender and yellow flowers in mid-late summer. To 2m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Thalictrum 'Splendide' (Rue 'Splendide')
Thalictrum 'Splendide' (Rue 'Splendide'): Superb Thalictrum with clouds of purple flowers open for a very long time in late summer. Hardy. Up to 1.5m
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium 'Thundercloud' (French meadow rue 'Thundercloud')
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium 'Thundercloud' (French meadow rue 'Thundercloud'): Plumes of purple flowers with darker purple stamens in early summer. Height to 1m. Hardy.
Thalictrum delavayi (Chinese meadow rue)
Thalictrum delavayi (Chinese meadow rue): Dainty lilac-mauve flowers 2cm in width, with prominent creamy yellow stamens above fern-like bright green leaves. Hardy. Up to 1.5m.
Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double' (Chinese meadow rue 'Hewitt's Double')
Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double' (Chinese meadow rue 'Hewitt's Double'): Tiny purple pom-pom flowers dance airily above ferny grey-green foliage. Height to 1.2m. Hardy
Thalictrum delavayi 'Hinkley' (Chinese meadow rue 'Hinkley')
Thalictrum delavayi 'Hinkley' (Chinese meadow rue 'Hinkley'): Dainty lilac-mauve flowers, with prominent long yellow stamens above fern-like bright green leaves. Hardy. Up to 1.5m.
Thalictrum delavayi var. acuminatum (Chinese meadow rue)
Thalictrum delavayi var. acuminatum (Chinese meadow rue): Sprays of lilac flowers, soft ferny foliage. May need a little support. Lovely in dappled shade. To 1.5m.
Thalictrum rochebruneanum (Meadow rue)
Thalictrum rochebruneanum (Meadow rue): Airy sprays of lavender flowers with yellow stamens on tall purple-tinged stems. To 1.4m. Hardy
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination' (Culver's Root 'Fascination')
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination' (Culver's Root 'Fascination'): One of the best cultivars with tall tapering spires of warm purple/blue flowers in mid-summer. To 1.8m. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavendelturm' (Culver's Root 'Lavendelturm')
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavendelturm' (Culver's Root 'Lavendelturm'): Long, narrow spires of tiny, pale lavender-blue flowers above whorls of narrow, dark green, serrated leaves. Tall to up to 2m.
Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea' (Small periwinkle 'Atropurpurea')
Vinca minor 'Atropurpurea' (Small periwinkle 'Atropurpurea'): A compact mat-forming evergreen perennial with trailing stems of dark green leaves and dark purple flowers. Good in shade. Hardy ground cover.
Viola 'Rebecca' (Violet 'Rebecca')
Viola 'Rebecca' (Violet 'Rebecca'): Perennial violet with pale cream flowers streaked with purple and lilac and a yellow eye. Flowers are highly scented and long-lasting. Hardy. Up to 15cm.