Purple Perennial Flowers
A Beginner’s Guide to Purple Perennial Flowers
One of the best ways to enhance the beauty of any garden or flowerbed is by planting purple perennial flowers. You can find flowers of every purple hue and perennials only need to be planted once. After going in the ground, the flowers will bloom every year on their own whereas annual flowers must be replaced yearly. In addition to incredible beauty, purple perennial flowers also attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
While there many possibilities, some of the favorite options for purple perennial flowers include the following:
- Aster – The Purple Dome species is gorgeous with blooms that appear during early fall, growing 18 inches tall but when planting, this flower loves full sunlight
- Aster – Another species is the Professor Kippenburg, which also blooms in early fall and can grow 12 to 18 inches but this too needs full sunlight
- Butterfly Bush – While more of a bush than a single flower, the purple blooms are stunning and the blooming time long, making it an excellent addition that attracts butterflies, thus the name.
- Clematis – For purple perennial flowers that bloom in the summer, the Jackmanii is idea, which produces deep purple flowers that have unique starburst of white. This flower also needs full sunlight and well-drained soil that would allow it to grow upwards of 10 feet.
- Delphinium – The beauty of this purple plant is hard to beat, a flower that can stand up on its own or be grouped.
- Dianthus – The Purple Bouquet is a favorite, which can be cut and used for indoor bouquets. This plant can grow to 20 inches on straight stems and the flower clusters are large and simply gorgeous with a subtle sweet fragrance.
- Miscellaneous – Some of the other species of purple perennial flowers that you might consider include:
- Common Violet
- English Lavender
- Grape Hyacinth
- Grecian Windflower
- Pasque Flower
- Purple Coneflower
- Purple Garden Phlox
- Purple Salvia
- Spike Gayfeather
- Salvia – This perennial plant is another beautiful choice that definitely adds to the overall appearance
- Veronica – The elongated cones and soft flowers make this a showstopper
If you were to plant different species of purple perennial flowers, you would end up with a garden or flowerbed that would have gorgeous blooms all year long. In addition to perennials that need full sunlight, there are also varieties that grow in full shade, and partial shade. While some flowers like well-drained soil such as clematis, others prefer average soil, moist soil, and even dry soil. The key to growing beautiful, purple perennial flowers is to know exactly the type of sun and soil associated with each plant so you can place them properly in your garden or flowerbed.
Typically, perennials are easy to grow, which could be done using quality seeds or starting plants. By switching up purple perennial flowers by color and height, you can create the most amazing visual that would make you the envy of all your neighbors. Now, for the best results, it would be helpful to create a specific design or theme prior to planting anything and for ideas, you could look in gardening books or online to find inspiration.
When creating a flowerbed for purple perennial flowers, the best size is one that measures 10 feet wide, which would provide ample growing room. Then, if you want fragrance, choose varieties that produce scents such as the lilac bush. However, remember, you need flowers that require the same sunlight, soil, and watering planted together, which would make it much easier to manage the garden or flowerbed. Even the height of the flower at maturity is important in that you would not want tall flowers planted in front of smaller ones.
Again, if you choose purple perennial flowers wisely, you would have flowers of varying heights, bloom type and size, and hue perfectly organized for a perfect garden or flowerbed. The result would be an outdoor area that transforms the appearance of the home from the outside.