All About Purple Perennials
Among the most popular garden flowers are the purple perennials; these flowers come in many different varieties that feature booms in shades that range from pink to purple. When these flowers bloom depends on the species of purple perennials you are growing; they can bloom anytime from early springtime to early autumn.
A popular type of purple perennials is the Aster purple dome; the reason that people love this flower so much is that its blossoms resemble that of the daisy, but with wonderful color. These flowers will bloom from early autumn ‘til the first frost of winter. Asters make a great potted plant, or they can be used at the front of a flower garden against a backdrop of other colorful flower varieties.
Another popular variety of purple perennials that are used in flower gardens is the Spiderwort; with these flowers you will get foliage with a hint of dark blue and blossoms of purple. The Spiderwort purple perennials bloom from June through October, and unlike some varieties, these flowers will likely bloom for only one day, but each day, new blooms appear. They are truly one of the most beautiful flowers you can add to your home garden.
Due to the fact that there are so many different varieties of purple perennials that will bloom at different times throughout the year, you can plant several different species in your garden so that you have lovely flowers all summer long.
Not only are these flowers beautiful in a garden, but also if you like flowers that attract butterflies you will love these flowers. Some additional varieties of purple perennials that tend to attract butterflies include, Blazing Stars. These flowers bloom from late summer to early fall. They will grow to about 4 to 6 ft. tall, and produce big round blossoms that resemble mums. These flowers are great to put toward the back of a flower garden, as they are so large if you plant them anywhere else they will likely obscure the rest of your garden.
The Purple Cornflower is also a butterfly attractor. These flowers grow wild on the American prairies; they require little care and they are very hardy. These flowers will grow to a height of 12 to 24 inches tall and do best when they are planted in full sun. The Purple Cornflower will bloom from mid summer to mid fall and produce extremely fragrant blossoms.
Another stunning flower of the purple perennials is the Violet Queen; this flower is not only very beautiful, but butterflies love it. These are hardy flowers that will bloom from late summer to early winter. When planting these flowers you will want to place them toward the back of your garden as they can grow to a height of anywhere from 24 to 36 inches tall. They will do best when grown in full sun or partial shade.
Autumn Joy purple perennials are a good choice for your flower garden if you live in a drier climate; not only are these flowers hardy and drought resistant but also when they are planted in full sun they grow quickly. These flowers will bloom from late summer to early fall and grow to a height of 18 to 24 inches. They make a lovely addition to the mid or back section of your flower garden. You will find that these flowers are a very strong attractor for butterflies too.
There are so many varieties of purple perennials that you should have no trouble at all finding just the right combination to ensure that you have flowers from spring until the first snowfall.