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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.
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. [Collect Only]
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
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 atropurpurea
Centaurea atropurpurea: Attractive deep-red, almost black thistle like flowers above silvery foliage. Good for bees and butterflies. Hardy. Up to 1m. [Collect Only]
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.
Dictamnus albus var. purpureus (Purple-flowered Dittany)
Dictamnus albus var. purpureus (Purple-flowered Dittany): Starry pinkish purple flowers in mid-summer on stiff spikes. Aromatic foliage.
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 (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 wlassovianum
Geranium wlassovianum: Warm purple flowers over attractive velvety foliage. Excellent autumn foliage colour. [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 '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.
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]
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 [Collect Only]
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.
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.
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.
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
Phlox paniculata 'Eventide' (Phlox 'Eventide')
Phlox paniculata 'Eventide' (Phlox 'Eventide'): Mauve-purple, scented flowers on erect stems and green lance-shaped leaves. A good vigorous selection. Hardy. Up to 90cm. AGM [Collect Only]
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.
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.
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 rochebruneanum (Meadow rue)
Thalictrum rochebruneanum (Meadow rue): Airy sprays of lavender flowers with yellow stamens on tall purple-tinged stems. To 1.4m. Hardy
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.