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Acanthus hungaricus (Bear's Breeches)
Acanthus hungaricus (Bear's Breeches): Architectural spires of purple/white flowers over large, dark green deeply divided leaves. Best in sun or light shade.
Acanthus mollis (Bear's Breeches)
Acanthus mollis (Bear's Breeches): Architectural spires of purple/white flowers over large, dark green deeply divided leaves. Best in sun or light shade. [Collect Only]
Agastache 'After Eight' (Hyssop)
Agastache 'After Eight' (Hyssop): Bright blue flower spikes above dark green aromatic foliage. Very attractive to bees and butterflies. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Agastache 'Violet Vision' (PBR)
Agastache 'Violet Vision' (PBR): New variety of Agastache with violet pink flower spikes above aromatic green foliage, scented of aniseed. Hardy. Up to 60cm. [Collect Only]
Angelica gigas
Angelica gigas: Magnificent plant with huge domes of purple flowers in mid summer, turning to attractive seed heads
Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' (Purple cow parsley)
Anthriscus sylvestris 'Ravenswing' (Purple cow parsley): A dark leaved form of the common cow parsley
Aster alpinus 'Dunkle Schone' (Alpine Aster)
Aster alpinus 'Dunkle Schone' (Alpine Aster): A short variety of Aster with purple daisy flowers and yellow centre, flowering early summer. Hardy. Up to 25cm. Prefers sunny, dry sites.
Aster laevis 'Arcturus'
Aster laevis 'Arcturus': Clouds of lilac/purple flowers over almost black stems. Hardy and reliable late summer/autumn flowerer. [Collect Only]
Aster x frikartii 'Wunder von Stafa'
Aster x frikartii 'Wunder von Stafa': Long-flowering Aster with light violet-blue flowers in autumn and dark foliage. Mildew-resistant. Bee-friendly. Hardy. Up to 70cm. AGM. [Collect Only]
Astilbe 'Amethyst'
Astilbe 'Amethyst': Large, upright panicles of lilac-purple flowers in summer over green ferny foliage. Excellent for damp or shady spots. Hardy. Up to 80cm. [Collect Only]
Campanula 'Iridescent Bells' (Bellflower 'Iridescent Bells')
Campanula 'Iridescent Bells' (Bellflower 'Iridescent Bells'): Purple buds open to silvery-lilac bells in summer. Prefers a moisture retentive soil. Height to 80cm. Hardy [Collect Only]
Campanula 'Sarastro' (Bellflower 'Sarastro')
Campanula 'Sarastro' (Bellflower 'Sarastro'): Upright stems with long drooping large violet-blue bells. May need some support. Good cottage garden plant. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Campanula glomerata 'Caroline' (Clustered bellflower)
Campanula glomerata 'Caroline' (Clustered bellflower): Tight clusters of lilac/purple flowers on short stems above neat, mat-forming foliage.
Campanula glomerata 'Superba' (Clustered Bellflower)
Campanula glomerata 'Superba' (Clustered Bellflower): Upright stems topped with clusters of bell-shaped blue flowers held above a carpet of soft green leaves. Loved by bees. Hardy. Up to 60cm. AGM.
Cardamine quinquefolia
Cardamine quinquefolia: Light purple flowers emerge very early in spring, with attractive deeply divided leaves. Foliage dies down in summer. [Collect Only]
Centaurea 'Jordy' (Perennial cornflower 'Jordy')
Centaurea 'Jordy' (Perennial cornflower 'Jordy'): Beautiful maroon-purple flowers over felty silvery-green foliage. [Collect Only]
Centaurea atropurpurea
Centaurea atropurpurea: Attractive deep-red, almost black thistle like flowers above silvery foliage. Good for bees and butterflies. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Cirsium rivule 'Trevor's Blue Wonder (Brook thistle)
Cirsium rivule 'Trevor's Blue Wonder (Brook thistle): Not blue at all, I'm afraid, but a more purplish hued form of the more familiar deepest pink Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum' [Collect Only]
Cynara cardunculus (Cardoon)
Cynara cardunculus (Cardoon): Dramatic, tall silver leaved plant topped with large purple thistle flowers in mid-summer. [Collect Only]
Dierama 'Blackberry Bells' (Angel's Fishing Rod)
Dierama 'Blackberry Bells' (Angel's Fishing Rod): Large bells of deep-purple maroon flowers held on tall, slender stems above grass-like foliage. [Collect Only]
Dierama trichorhizum (Angel's Fishing Rod)
Dierama trichorhizum (Angel's Fishing Rod): Dwarf form with drooping bell-like flowers in purple pink above grassy foliage. Well-drained soil that doesn't dry out. Hardy. Up to 15cm.
Echinacea pallida (Purple coneflower)
Echinacea pallida (Purple coneflower): Long slender pale purple petals hang from a central cone. Very attractive to bees/butterflies
Echinacea purpurea (Coneflower)
Echinacea purpurea (Coneflower): Large rosy-purple daisy-like flowers with a large brown central cone. Very attractive to bees and butterflies. Long flowering season [Collect Only]
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]
Erigeron 'Dunkelste Aller' (Daisy 'Darkest of all')
Erigeron 'Dunkelste Aller' (Daisy 'Darkest of all'): Large purple daisy flowers over a long season in summer. Great in sunny, dry borders
Festuca amethystina
Festuca amethystina: Evergreen grass with elegant, dusky purple arching flower stalks very early in season, for a grass. [Collect Only]
Geranium clarkei 'Kashmir Purple' (Cranesbill 'Kashmir Purple')
Geranium clarkei 'Kashmir Purple' (Cranesbill 'Kashmir Purple'): Rich purple flowers with darker veins above attractive finely divided dark green leaves. Good as ground cover. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Geranium maculatum 'Vickie Lynn'
Geranium maculatum '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. [Collect Only]
Geranium pratense 'Dark Reiter' strain (Dark leaved geranium)
Geranium pratense 'Dark Reiter' strain (Dark leaved geranium): Dark purple/bronze leaves with single purple flowers in mid-summer. [Collect Only]
Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis'
Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis': Masses of tiny purple flowers, good for ground cover [Collect Only]
Geranium sylvaticum 'Mayflower' (Wood cranesbill)
Geranium sylvaticum 'Mayflower' (Wood cranesbill): Tall variety of geranium with erect stems of violet-purple flowers with a white centre, above deeply divided leaves. Hardy. Up to 75cm. AGM
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 [Collect Only]
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) (Plantain lily)
Hosta 'Empress Wu' (PBR) (Plantain lily): One of the largest leaved Hostas in cultivation - possibly the largest. Leaves up to 18" across when established. [Collect Only]
Hosta 'One Man's Treasure'
Hosta 'One Man's Treasure': Bright green shiny leaves, distinctive red tinge to leaf stems.
Hosta 'Patriot'
Hosta 'Patriot': Large green leaves cleanly edged in white. Lilac flowers in summer. [Collect Only]
Hosta 'Sum and Substance'
Hosta 'Sum and Substance': Large, bright green leaves. lavender flowers, good in shade or sun. [Collect Only]
Iris 'Langport Wren'
Iris 'Langport Wren': Sword-shaped glaucous green leaves and stems of up to 4 flowers, with rich reddish-purple and deep maroon almost brown flowers. [Collect Only]
Kalimeris yomena 'Shogun' (Japanese Aster)
Kalimeris yomena 'Shogun' (Japanese Aster): Lavender, daisy flowers above attractive variegated leaves. Flowering late summer. Prefers full sun/moist soil. Hardy. Up to 60cm. [Collect Only]
Lathyrus vernus (Spring pea)
Lathyrus vernus (Spring pea): Two-tone purple and pink pea-like flowers in early spring
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' (English Lavender)
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' (English Lavender): Classic English Lavender. Compact variety, ideal for path edging.
Liatris spicata 'Kobold' (Gayfeather)
Liatris spicata 'Kobold' (Gayfeather): Plump spikes of purple flowers in mid to late summer [Collect Only]
Limonium platyphyllum 'Violetta' (Broad leaved Statice)
Limonium platyphyllum 'Violetta' (Broad leaved Statice): A froth of tiny purple flowers in mid-summer on stiff stems
Liriope muscari (Blue turf lily,)
Liriope muscari (Blue turf lily,): Spikes of vibrant purple flowers in autumn, evergreen strappy foliage. [Collect Only]
Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' (Blue turf lily)
Liriope muscari 'Big Blue' (Blue turf lily): Spikes of vibrant purple flowers in autumn, larger than the usual form, evergreen strappy foliage. Good for 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. [Collect Only]
Lobelia x speciosa 'Tania'
Lobelia x speciosa 'Tania': Dramatic spikes of brightest pink flowers in late summer. [Collect Only]
Lobelia x speciosa 'Vedrariensis'
Lobelia x speciosa 'Vedrariensis': Dramatic spikes of royal purple flowers in late summer. [Collect Only]
Lythrum virgatum 'Dropmore Purple'
Lythrum virgatum 'Dropmore Purple': Upright spikes of purple-pink flowers in the mid-summer with lance-like foliage. Prefers a moist soil. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
Molinia caerulea 'Heidebraut' (Purple moor grass)
Molinia caerulea 'Heidebraut' (Purple moor grass): Elegant flower stalks with slender purple flower heads in late summer. Makes an upright, vase shape. [Collect Only]
Molinia caerulea 'Transparent' (Purple moor grass)
Molinia caerulea 'Transparent' (Purple moor grass): Deciduous grass with long feathery purple flower spikes. Likes moist but well-drained soil in sun or light shade. [Collect Only]
Monarda 'Violet Queen' (Bee Balm/Bergamot)
Monarda 'Violet Queen' (Bee Balm/Bergamot): Whorls of soft purple flowers held high above aromatic foliage. [Collect Only]
Nepeta kubanica (Large flowered catmint)
Nepeta kubanica (Large flowered catmint): Upright stems of large deep blue flowers above aromatic deep green leaves. Long flowering. Prefers a sunny spot. Hardy. Up to 90cm.
Ophiopogon planescapus 'Nigrescens' (Black lilyturf)
Ophiopogon planescapus 'Nigrescens' (Black lilyturf): Jet back strappy leaves and purplish flowers in mid-summer. Widely and rightly used in modern planting schemes against silvery plants and paving.
Penstemon 'Pensham Plum Jerkum'
Penstemon 'Pensham Plum Jerkum': Plum-purple tubular flowers with white throat markings. Semi-evergreen in milder areas. Protect from hard frosts. To 70cm. [Collect Only]
Penstemon 'Raven'
Penstemon 'Raven': Darkest purple-red tubular flowers over semi-evergreen foliage.
Penstemon 'Sour Grapes' (Syn. Stapleford Gem)
Penstemon 'Sour Grapes' (Syn. Stapleford Gem): Purple-blue tubular flowers with a metallic sheen and patches of white in the throat. Protect from hard frosts. To 60cm. [Collect Only]
Perovskia 'Blue Spire' (Russian Sage)
Perovskia 'Blue Spire' (Russian Sage): Fine spikes of purple flowers on silver stems. Lovely winter stem effect. [Collect Only]
Perovskia 'Filigran' (Russian Sage)
Perovskia 'Filigran' (Russian Sage): Silvery foliage & spikes of purple flowers in mid-summer. More upright than other cultivars. Lovely winter stem effect. Hardy. Up to 1.5m.
Persicaria microcephala Red Dragon' (PBR)
Persicaria microcephala Red Dragon' (PBR): Stunning foliage with upright stems of lance-shaped purple-green leaves, with delicate chevron markings in white. Best leaf colour in full sun. Hardy. Up to 90cm.
Phlox paniculata 'Eventide'
Phlox paniculata 'Eventide': Mauve-purple, scented flowers on erect stems and green lance-shaped leaves. A good vigorous selection. Hardy. Up to 90cm. AGM [Collect Only]
Primula 'Wanda'
Primula 'Wanda': Low growing primula with bright purplish red flowers in early spring [Collect Only]
Primula vialli (Vial's Primrose)
Primula vialli (Vial's Primrose): Flower spikes of crimson buds open into a mass of pale purple flowers in mid-summer. Often reflowers in late summer/autumn
Pulmonaria 'Majeste' (Lungwort)
Pulmonaria 'Majeste' (Lungwort): Large, heavily silvered leaves and purplish pink flowers in spring
Pulmonaria 'Moonshine' (PBR) (Lungwort)
Pulmonaria 'Moonshine' (PBR) (Lungwort): Silver leaves edged in green are the star of this plant, with pale blue bell-shaped flowers. Good mildew resistance. Hardy. Up to 30cm.
Pulmonaria longifolia 'Diana Clare' (Lungwort)
Pulmonaria longifolia 'Diana Clare' (Lungwort): Long, slender silver foliage and purple flowers in spring. [Collect Only]
Pulsatilla vulgaris (Pasque flower)
Pulsatilla vulgaris (Pasque flower): Large cup shaped purple-hued flowers over soft ferny foliage. Thrives in sunny, well drained spots.
Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Papageno' (Pasque flower)
Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Papageno' (Pasque flower): The petals are deeply dissected, giving a frilled, double effect. Usually purple but can be pink, reddish or white
Salvia greggii 'Emperor'
Salvia greggii 'Emperor': Masses of maroon-purple flowers and delicious scented foliage. Half-hardy, copes with -3 to -5C in a sheltered spot. To 60cm.
Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue'
Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue': A subshrubby perennial with mid-green leaves. Spikes of rich blue and purple-blue flowers from late summer to late autumn. [Collect Only]
Salvia nemorosa 'Amethyst' (Balkan Clary)
Salvia nemorosa 'Amethyst' (Balkan Clary): Slender spires of long-lasting warm purple spikes from mid to late summer. [Collect Only]
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' (Balkan Clary)
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' (Balkan Clary): Rich purple spikes in early summer - just in time for Chelsea Flower Show at which is widely used [Collect Only]
Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland' (Balkan Clary)
Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland' (Balkan Clary): Masses of upright spikes of purple flowers in mid summer. Easy and trouble free
Salvia nemorosa 'Serenade'
Salvia nemorosa 'Serenade': Dark stemmed flower spikes with lighter purple flowers above sage-like grey-green leaves. Prefers a sunny spot. Hardy. Up to 70cm.
Salvia x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder' (Sage, woody sage)
Salvia x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder' (Sage, woody sage): Regal purple flowers on upright stems throughout late summer into autumn. [Collect Only]
Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht' (Perennial sage 'May Night')
Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht' (Perennial sage 'May Night'): Spikes of warm purplish blue flowers in mid-summer [Collect Only]
Sanguisorba hakusinensis 'Lilac Squirrel' (Burnet 'Lilac Squirrel')
Sanguisorba hakusinensis 'Lilac Squirrel' (Burnet 'Lilac Squirrel'): Wondrously tactile, long pinky/purplish tassels in late summer. [Collect Only]
Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo' (Betony)
Stachys officinalis 'Hummelo' (Betony): Upright spikes of rosy purple flowers above pointed dark green foliage. Very attractive to bees [Collect Only]
Thalictrum 'Elin' (Meadow rue 'Elin')
Thalictrum 'Elin' (Meadow rue 'Elin'): Tallest of the Thalictrums we grow with huge heads of lavender and yellow flowers in mid-late summer. [Collect Only]
Thalictrum 'Purplelicious'
Thalictrum 'Purplelicious': A new variety which is a more compact plant. Fluffy heads of lilac purple flowers on dark stems in early summer. Hardy. Up to 40cm. [Collect Only]
Thalictrum 'Splendide'
Thalictrum 'Splendide': Superb Thalictrum with clouds of purple flowers open for a very long time in late summer
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium 'Thundercloud' AGM (Meadow rue)
Thalictrum aquilegiifolium 'Thundercloud' AGM (Meadow rue): Plumes of purple flowers with darker purple stamens in early summer. [Collect Only]
Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double' (Mountain rue)
Thalictrum delavayi 'Hewitt's Double' (Mountain rue): Tiny purple pom-pom flowers dance airily above ferny grey-green foliage.
Thalictrum delavayi AGM
Thalictrum delavayi AGM: Dainty lilac-mauve flowers 2cm in width, with prominent creamy yellow stamens above fern-like bright green leaves. [Collect Only]
Thalictrum delavayi f. acuminatum (Meadow rue, Lavender meadow rue)
Thalictrum delavayi f. acuminatum (Meadow rue, Lavender meadow rue): Sprays of lilac flowers, soft ferny foliage.
Thalictrum delavayi var. decorum (Meadow rue)
Thalictrum delavayi var. decorum (Meadow rue): Sprays of small hanging pinkish purple flowers above soft filigree foliage
Thalictrum delavayi var. mucronatum (Meadow rue)
Thalictrum delavayi var. mucronatum (Meadow rue): Sprays of small hanging pinkish purple flowers above soft filigree foliage
Thalictrum rochebrunianum (Meadow rue, Lavender meadow rue)
Thalictrum rochebrunianum (Meadow rue, Lavender meadow rue): Airy sprays of lavender flowers with yellow stamens on tall purple-tinged stems
Trillium erectum (Birthroot)
Trillium erectum (Birthroot): Deep maroon, three petalled flowers over three-leaved foliage. Very choice woodland plant. Hardy. Up to 50cm. AGM
Verbena officinalis 'Bampton'
Verbena officinalis 'Bampton': Attractive plant with dark purple foliage and upright, wiry stems with delicate purple flowers. Long flowering. [Collect Only]
Veronica spicata 'Purpleicious' (Speedwell)
Veronica spicata 'Purpleicious' (Speedwell): Spikes of dark-purple flowers over a mound of shiny green leaves. Long-flowering and excellent as a cut flower. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination' (Culver's Root)
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Fascination' (Culver's Root): One of the best cultivars with tall tapering spires of warm purple/blue flowers in mid-summer [Collect Only]
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavendelturm' (Culver's Root)
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Lavendelturm' (Culver's Root): Long, narrow spires of tiny, pale lavender-blue flowers above whorls of narrow, dark green, serrated leaves. Tall to up to 2m.