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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
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]
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 'Caroline' (Clustered bellflower 'Caroline')
Campanula glomerata 'Caroline' (Clustered bellflower 'Caroline'): Tight clusters of lilac/purple flowers on short stems above neat, mat-forming foliage. Height about 30cm. Hardy.
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.
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. [Collect Only]
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.
Hosta 'Devon Green'
Hosta 'Devon Green': Elegant hosta with tapering, dark green, fine-veined leaves. Lilac flowers in summer
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 '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 '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.
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. [Collect Only]
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. [Collect Only]
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]
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]
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 '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 [Collect Only]
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]
Veronica 'Purpleicious Harmony' (PBR) (Spiked speedwell 'Purpleicious')
Veronica 'Purpleicious Harmony' (PBR) (Spiked speedwell 'Purpleicious'): Spikes of dark-purple flowers over a mound of shiny green leaves. Long-flowering and excellent as a cut flower. Hardy. Up to 50cm. [Collect Only]
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 '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. [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.