Purple in the garden! So formal and dignified, so royal and honourable.
So many shades to choose from: mauve, lavender, violet, plum and aubergine.
Purple adds depth to light colours and stands out brilliantly if massed. Playful when it's a light tint, powerful when it's deep.
Big pom-pom heads of early spring Allium are a pinky-purple.
Aren't these pinky-mauve rhodos exquisite? Wish they were mine… (taken while on garden tour in Niagara-on-the-Lake)
Incredible picotee Iris - so many shades and colours within a single petal.
Siberian Iris can only be described as blue-ish purple. So dainty on tall skinny stems.
There are so many varieties of lilacs but the shrubs I have are a pinky-purple, very pale in colour. And ohhhhh so very fragrant!
Some gardeners cut hosta flowers off before they bloom but I adore them. I am careful to cut them off when they have expired, though.
Deep purple bellflowers hang heavily on their stems
Many clematis blooms come in deep purple.
Lisianthus comes in many colours, including purple.
Finish the year with lovely autumn crocus!
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