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Acanthus hungaricus (Long-leaved bear's breeches)
Acanthus hungaricus (Long-leaved bear's breeches): Architectural spires of purple/white flowers over large, dark green deeply divided leaves. Best in sun or light shade. Height to 1.2m [Collect Only]
Agastache 'Blue Boa' (PBR) (giant hyssop 'Blue Boa')
Agastache 'Blue Boa' (PBR) (giant hyssop 'Blue Boa'): Excellent new form of Agastache with much fatter spikes of vibrant purple-blue flowers, with aromatic foliage. Hardy. Up to 80cm.
Angelica gigas
Angelica gigas: Magnificent plant with huge domes of purple flowers in summer, and attractive seed heads. Biennial/short-lived perennial. Up to 2m.
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.
Astrantia major 'Abbey Road' (PBR) (Hattie's pincushion, Masterwort 'Abbey Road')
Astrantia major 'Abbey Road' (PBR) (Hattie's pincushion, Masterwort 'Abbey Road'): Dark red flowers on dark almost-black stems above green foliage. Grow in damp soil and good light for best colour. Long-flowering. Hardy. Up to 80cm.
Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' (Indigo weed 'Purple Smoke')
Baptisia 'Purple Smoke' (Indigo weed 'Purple Smoke'): Tall spikes of violet pea-like flowers on almost black stems, attractive grey-green foliage. Dark-grey seed pods. Hardy. Up to 1.2m
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]
Centaurea 'Jordy' (Perennial cornflower 'Jordy')
Centaurea 'Jordy' (Perennial cornflower 'Jordy'): Beautiful maroon-purple flowers over felty silvery-green foliage.
Centaurea montana 'Parham' (Perennial cornflower 'Parham')
Centaurea montana 'Parham' (Perennial cornflower 'Parham'): Large lavender purple fluffy flowers over silvery-green foliage. To 40cm. Hardy
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.
Cynara cardunculus (Cardoon)
Cynara cardunculus (Cardoon): Dramatic, tall silver leaved plant topped with large purple thistle flowers in mid-summer. Hardy. Up to 2.5m.
Echinacea pallida (Pale purple coneflower)
Echinacea pallida (Pale purple coneflower): Long slender pale purple petals hang from a central cone. Very attractive to bees/butterflies. To 1.2m. Hardy.
Echinacea purpurea 'Green Twister' (Coneflower 'Green Twister')
Echinacea purpurea 'Green Twister' (Coneflower 'Green Twister'): A new variety with a unusual mix of purple and lime green flowers with upturned petals and a central dark cone. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Erigeron 'Adria' (Fleabane 'Adria')
Erigeron 'Adria' (Fleabane 'Adria'): Mound forming perennial forming masses of semi-double purple flowers with central yellow disc. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Erigeron 'Dunkelste Aller' (Fleabane 'Darkest of all')
Erigeron 'Dunkelste Aller' (Fleabane 'Darkest of all'): Large purple daisy flowers over a long season in summer. Great in sunny, dry borders. To 30cm. Hardy
Erigeron karvinskianus 'Lavender Lady' (Fleabane 'Lavender Lady')
Erigeron karvinskianus 'Lavender Lady' (Fleabane 'Lavender Lady'): A lavender flowered form of this delicate but robust daisy. Self-seeds around where happy. To 20cm. Hardy.
Festuca amethystina
Festuca amethystina: Evergreen grass with elegant, dusky purple arching flower stalks very early in season, for a grass.
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. [Collect Only]
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 phaeum 'Lily Lovell' (Dusky cranesbill 'Lily Lovell')
Geranium phaeum 'Lily Lovell' (Dusky cranesbill 'Lily Lovell'): Large, rich purple flowers with white centre. Petals swept back. Hardy. Flowers early in the season. To 80cm.
Geranium phaeum 'Raven' (Dusky cranesbill 'Raven')
Geranium phaeum 'Raven' (Dusky cranesbill 'Raven'): Dark purple flowers with long stamens and swept-back petals held high above soft green foliage. Great for shady areas. To 60cm. Hardy.
Geranium phaeum pale purple (Dusky cranesbill pale purple)
Geranium phaeum pale purple (Dusky cranesbill pale purple): Pale purple flowers with swept-back petals held high above soft green foliage. Early to flower, reliable and easy.
Geranium pratense 'Dark Reiter' (Meadow cranesbill 'Dark Reiter')
Geranium pratense 'Dark Reiter' (Meadow cranesbill 'Dark Reiter'): Dark purple/bronze leaves with single purple flowers in mid-summer. To 40cm. Hardy
Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis' (Mountain cranesbill 'Bill Wallis')
Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bill Wallis' (Mountain cranesbill 'Bill Wallis'): Masses of tiny purple flowers, good for ground cover
Geranium wlassovianum
Geranium wlassovianum: Warm purple flowers over attractive velvety foliage. Excellent autumn foliage colour.
Heuchera 'Midnight Rose'
Heuchera 'Midnight Rose': Darkest purple leaves, splashed with bright pink. Excellent for all year round foliage colour. Hardy. Up to 30cm. [Collect Only]
Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears'
Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears': A small form of Hosta with smooth rounded blue-grey leaves and soft purple flowers in the summer. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
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. [Collect Only]
Hosta 'June'
Hosta 'June': A popular cultivar. Glaucous blue green heart-shaped leaves with yellow-green variegation in the leaf centre. Purple flowers. Hardy. Up to 50cm.
Hosta 'Krossa Regal'
Hosta 'Krossa Regal': A robust variety with tall grey-green leaves with deep veins. Lilac flowers in mid-summer. Also good in containers. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
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.
Liatris spicata 'Kobold' (Gayfeather 'Kobold')
Liatris spicata 'Kobold' (Gayfeather 'Kobold'): Plump spikes of purple flowers in mid to late summer. Likes dryish soil in a sunny spot. To 80cm. 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 'Tania'
Lobelia x speciosa 'Tania': Dramatic spikes of brightest pink flowers in late summer.
Lobelia x speciosa 'Vedrariensis'
Lobelia x speciosa 'Vedrariensis': Dramatic spikes of royal purple flowers in late summer. Needs damp soil in summer so is ideal for bog gardens. Height to 1.2m. Hardy
Molinia caerulea 'Heidebraut' (Purple moor grass 'Heidebraut')
Molinia caerulea 'Heidebraut' (Purple moor grass 'Heidebraut'): Elegant flower stalks with slender purple flower heads in late summer. Makes an upright, vase shape. To 1.2m. Hardy
Molinia caerulea 'Poul Petersen' (Purple moor grass 'Poul Petersen')
Molinia caerulea 'Poul Petersen' (Purple moor grass 'Poul Petersen'): Very handsome grass, much beloved by modern garden designers. Makes an upright, vase shape of burnished gold in autumn.
Molinia caerulea 'Transparent' (Purple moor grass 'Transparent')
Molinia caerulea 'Transparent' (Purple moor grass 'Transparent'): Deciduous grass with long feathery purple flower spikes. Likes moist but well-drained soil in sun or light shade. Hardy. Up to 1.2m.
Monarda 'Prarienacht' (Bergamot 'Prarienacht')
Monarda 'Prarienacht' (Bergamot 'Prarienacht'): Whorls of zingy purple flowers over bright green aromatic foliage. Very attractive to bees. 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.
Penstemon 'Raven'
Penstemon 'Raven': Darkest purple-red tubular flowers over semi-evergreen foliage. [Collect Only]
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.
Perovskia 'Blue Spire' (Russian Sage 'Blue Spire')
Perovskia 'Blue Spire' (Russian Sage 'Blue Spire'): Fine spikes of purple flowers on silver stems. Lovely winter stem effect. Hardy. Up to 1m.
Polemonium 'Lambrook Mauve'
Polemonium 'Lambrook Mauve': Sprays of light purple-pink bell-shaped flowers with a yellow centre above fresh green ferny foliage. Hardy. Up to 60cm.
Primula 'Wanda' (Primrose 'Wanda')
Primula 'Wanda' (Primrose 'Wanda'): Low growing primula with bright purplish red flowers in early spring
Pulmonaria 'Diana Clare' (Lungwort 'Diana Clare')
Pulmonaria 'Diana Clare' (Lungwort 'Diana Clare'): Long, slender silver foliage and purple flowers in spring. To 30cm Hardy.
Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Papageno' (Pasque flower 'Papageno')
Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Papageno' (Pasque flower 'Papageno'): The petals are deeply dissected, giving a frilled, double effect. Usually purple but can be pink, reddish or white. Hardy. To 30cm
Salvia nemorosa 'Amethyst' (Balkan Clary 'Amethyst')
Salvia nemorosa 'Amethyst' (Balkan Clary 'Amethyst'): Slender spires of long-lasting warm purple spikes from mid to late summer. To 90cm. Hardy.
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' (Balkan Clary 'Caradonna')
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' (Balkan Clary 'Caradonna'): Rich purple spikes in early summer - just in time for Chelsea Flower Show at which is widely used.To 50cm. Hardy
Salvia x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder' (Sage 'Nachtvlinder')
Salvia x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder' (Sage 'Nachtvlinder'): Regal purple flowers on upright stems throughout late summer into autumn.
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 'Black Stockings' (Meadow rue 'Black Stockings')
Thalictrum 'Black Stockings' (Meadow rue 'Black Stockings'): Fluffy flowerheads, darker purple than T. aquilegiifolium and with dark, near black stems. Hence the saucy name.
Verbena bonariensis
Verbena bonariensis: Tall, airy but strong slender stems with flat heads of purple flowers in mid to late summer. To 1.8m. Frost-hardy.
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.