Big Purple Plants

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What is purple and where do you draw the line between dark pink and dirty red? How much blue should be included to make a purple plant? Does it really matter anyway?

My selection starts with a small Lewisia flowering freely in my garden wall.
As we have said before Lewisia is a ‘trendy’ plant flowering in a range of bright almost neon colours. Give them a try, they thrive in the dry.

Peony

This tree peony flower is 10″ across and too stunning to leave out of this picture post. The petals are very thin and the flower will only last a few days but it is worth the garden space as it is one of the first of my Peonies to flower.
As often happens the colour in the flower is more intense at the base of the petals where this Peony is almost a black/purple.

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The flowering Currant is a garden favourite as one of the early purple flowering shrubs that takes over from the spring abundance of yellow.

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One Response to Big Purple Plants

  1. David Newton April 22, 2016 at 16.03 #

    What is the plant depicted second from bottom, above the flowering currant?

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