Purple flowering plants, these are the 10 most beautiful purple flowers for the garden
- Jesse Ventura
Blue cushion blooms abundantly in a lavender blue/purple colour. The plant originates from the mountains and is therefore very suitable for a rock garden. Planted in groups, it is an excellent ground cover that combines well with other plants and will eventually take on the cushion shape from which it takes its name.
Height: 15 centimetres
When to sow: autumn
Flowering time: Spring
Latin name: Aubrita
Type of plant: ground cover
Blue cushion likes slightly moist soil but can generally tolerate a dry spot as well.
The bellflower originates from northern Japan. There they grow in meadows near the mountains. The flowers are shaped like bells and bloom relatively late in the summer. These purple flowering plants also come up late in the spring because it stays cold for a long time in the north of Japan. The colour varies from dark blue to deep purple.
Height: 40 centimetres
When to sow bellflowers: spring
Flowering time: June to August
Latin name: Campanula Addenda
Type of plant: perennial
The bellflowers have taproots and these are difficult to transplant. It is better to give a young specimen from a pot in the nursery a permanent spot.
Gamander is a low-growing shrub with beautiful lilac/purple clusters of flowers. It prefers a sunny spot and the soil should not be poor. In a south-facing garden, the gamander is a nice combination plant as it does not proliferate.
Height: 50 centimetres
When to sow gamander: spring
Flowering time: July to September
Latin name: Teucrium Fruticans
Type of plant: shrub
The plant is hardy but must be protected from abundant rain or snow.