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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]
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.
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.
Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii 'Purpurlanze'
Astilbe chinensis var. taquetii 'Purpurlanze': A very tall form with statuesque fluffy purple flowers above fresh green ferny foliage. Excellent for damp or shady spots. Hardy. Up to 1.2m. [Collect Only]
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 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 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
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.
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 '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 wlassovianum
Geranium wlassovianum: Warm purple flowers over attractive velvety foliage. Excellent autumn foliage colour.
Geranium x magnificum 'Rosemoor' (Purple cranesbill 'Rosemoor')
Geranium x magnificum 'Rosemoor' (Purple cranesbill 'Rosemoor'): A mass of large purple flowers in early summer. Large, slightly felty leaves with good autumn 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 'Devon Green'
Hosta 'Devon Green': Elegant hosta with tapering, dark green, fine-veined leaves. Lilac flowers in summer
Hosta 'Fireworks'
Hosta 'Fireworks': Gleaming ivory leaves with multi-hued green leaf edge markings. Very upright habit. To 50cm. Hardy. [Collect Only]
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 'Golden Tiara'
Hosta 'Golden Tiara': A medium sized hosta with leaves up to 10cm and vibrant green leaves edged in yellow. Deep purple flowers on stems up to 50cm. Hardy. [Collect Only]
Hosta 'Halcyon'
Hosta 'Halcyon': Medium sized Hosta with attractive blue-grey heart-shaped leaves and pale lavender purple flowers. Hardy. Up to 40cm.
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]
Hosta 'Patriot'
Hosta 'Patriot': Large green leaves cleanly edged in white. Lilac flowers in summer. To 50cm. Hardy.
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. [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 'Big Blue' (Blue turf lily 'Big Blue')
Liriope '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. [Collect Only]
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.
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.
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.
Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon' (PBR) (Knotweed 'Red Dragon')
Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon' (PBR) (Knotweed 'Red Dragon'): 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. [Collect Only]
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.
Salvia 'Mystic Spires Blue'
Salvia 'Mystic Spires Blue': Frost tender perennial with tall vibrant purple flowers in late summer and contrasting dark green foliage. Long flowering. Up to 1m.
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 'Ostfriesland' (Balkan Clary 'Ostfriesland')
Salvia nemorosa 'Ostfriesland' (Balkan Clary 'Ostfriesland'): Masses of upright spikes of purple flowers in mid summer. Easy and trouble free. To 50cm. Hardy [Collect Only]
Salvia x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder' (Sage 'Nachtvlinder')
Salvia x jamensis 'Nachtvlinder' (Sage 'Nachtvlinder'): Regal purple flowers on upright stems throughout late summer into autumn.
Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht' (Wood sage 'May Night')
Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht' (Wood sage 'May Night'): Spikes of warm purplish blue flowers in mid-summer. Height to 70cm. Hardy.
Sanguisorba hakusinensis 'Lilac Squirrel' (Korean Burnet 'Lilac Squirrel')
Sanguisorba hakusinensis 'Lilac Squirrel' (Korean Burnet 'Lilac Squirrel'): Wondrously tactile, long pinky/purplish tassels in late summer. Good in any soil if not too dry. Hardy. Up to 1.2m. [Collect Only]
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.
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 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 [Collect Only]
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 'Apollo' (Culver's Root 'Apollo')
Veronicastrum virginicum 'Apollo' (Culver's Root 'Apollo'): Very long, narrow spires of pale purple blue flowers above whorls of narrow, dark green, serrated leaves. To 1.5m. 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. [Collect Only]
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. [Collect Only]