Shades of Purple

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Shades of purple, silver, and plum bring a sophisticated elegance to the garden. The pink flower buds of the Black Tower Elderberry (Zones 4 – 8), opening to clouds of near-white against almost-black leaves, are the first to bloom, with the Plum Passion® Hydrangea (Zones 7 – 10) picking up the palette later in the season. The Japanese Painted Fern (Zones 4 – 8) serves up the footlights to this drama, with glowing silver leaves lined with rich purple. Shades Of Purple, Purple And Black, Japanese Painted Fern, Purple Plants, Black Leaves, Beautiful Gardens, Hydrangea, Garden Landscaping, Pink Flowers
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Purple Plant Palette

Shades of purple, silver, and plum bring a sophisticated elegance to the garden. The pink flower buds of the Black Tower Elderberry (Zones 4 – 8), opening to clouds of near-white against almost-black leaves, are the first to bloom, with the Plum Passion® Hydrangea (Zones 7 – 10) picking up the palette later in the season. The Japanese Painted Fern (Zones 4 – 8) serves up the footlights to this drama, with glowing silver leaves lined with rich purple.

Make your purple plants pop by pairing them with gold-leaved plants. Seaside Serenade® Newport Hydrangea gets the royal treatment when crowned with golden-leaved plants like Japanese Spikenard nearby. Shades Of Purple, Purple Gold, Purple Plants, Soil Ph, Cut Flowers, Newport, Hydrangea, Garden Landscaping, Color Change
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Purple Plant Pairings

A showy rebloomer with a profusion of full mophead flower clusters that mature to a deep pink on very sturdy stems. Outstanding in cut flower arrangements. Bloom color changes with soil pH, more blue-violet in acidic soils, deeper pink in alkaline soils. Great for containers, mass plantings, or a small garden specimen. A Monrovia exclusive. Deciduous.

Here are a few spectacular wisteria varieties from which to choose, each with huge, cascading flower clusters. Cascading Flowers, Purple Flowers, Spring Flowers, Fast Growing Vines, Trellis Fence, Monrovia Plants, Clematis Vine, Plant Catalogs, Sun And Water

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Texas Purple Japanese Wisteria has showy, large clusters of sweetly fragrant purple flowers in spring that are followed by large, compound, dark green leaves on vigorous twining stems. Best when trained on an arbor, trellis or fence to allow a full view of the spectacular pendulous flower clusters. Blooms at a very early age. Deciduous.

Twining plant grows about a third the rate of Asian wisteria for better behavior in small spaces. Slightly fragrant purple racemes bloom at an early age. Great in containers for porch or patio or espalier onto trellis or arbor. Flowering Trees, Trees And Shrubs, Wisteria Plant, Wisteria Pergola, Gazebo, Monrovia Plants, Plant Catalogs, Gardens, Flowers

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Amethyst Falls American Wisteria is perfect for smaller spaces. This gorgeous twining vine grows at about a third the rate of Asian wisteria. Blooms at an early age, with its lightly fragrant purple racemes weeping gracefully downward. Use in containers for porch or patio, train up an arbor or trellis, or as a small free-standing tree. Deciduous.

Monrovia's Cooke's Purple™ Wisteria details and information. Learn more about Monrovia plants and best practices for best possible plant performance. Outdoor Pergola, Backyard Pergola, Pergola Plans, Pergola Kits, Pergola Ideas, Pergola Swing, Patio Roof, Outdoor Plants, Landscaping Ideas

In Season: Wisteria

Cooke's Purple™ Wisteria is a recognized favorite with prolific, stunning, weeping 18-inch racemes that burst with slightly fragrant purple pea-like blooms in spring before leafing out on a twining vine that is perfect for arbor, trellis or fence. Works well trained into a tree form. Produces smaller blooms sporadically throughout the summer.

Blue Moon Kentucky Wisteria Wisteria macrostachya 'Blue Moon' is the hardiest of wisteria and shoots out clusters of lavender flowers up to three times a season. More on this variety Photo courtesy of Monrovia Lavender Blue, Lavender Flowers, Blue Flowers, Tropical Flowers, Real Flowers, Irrigation, Beautiful Gardens, Beautiful Flowers, Wisteria Sinensis

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Blue Moon Kentucky Wisteria is the hardiest of wisteria! Dependably blooms up to three times in a growing season once established, producing beautiful, foot-long racemes of fragrant, pea-like lavender-blue flowers. Cloaks shade arbors and structures. Ideal for arching over gateways and entries or along the top of a wall. Deciduous. Zone 4-9

Proven Winners®Color Choice®Bloomerang® Dark Purple Lilac - Syringa x Can Lilac Tree, Purple Lilac, Dark Purple, Purple Flowers, Summer Flowers, Spring Flowers, Evergreen Shrubs, Flowering Shrubs, Trees And Shrubs

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Bloomerang® Dark Purple Lilac Enjoy has a classic Lilac fragrance for months instead of weeks! This beauty blooms in spring, then reblooms from mid-summer through fall. New Dark Purple is bigger than the original Bloomerang and has larger, more rounded inflorescenses. This vigorous grower will add beauty and fragrance to gardens from spring to fall. Zones 3-7

Monrovia's Miss Ruby Butterfly Bush details and information. Learn more about Monrovia plants and best practices for best possible plant performance. Magenta Flowers, Lilac, Monrovia Plants, Plant Catalogs, Butterfly Bush, Trees And Shrubs, Tropical Garden, Shades Of Purple, Shade Garden

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Miss Ruby Summer Lilac is a newer summer lilac noted for its compact habit and remarkably vivid blooms. The distinctive magenta flowers are fragrant and more vibrant than any other Buddleja variety. Excellent used in perennial beds, wildlife gardens and mixed borders. It is sterile and will not produce unwanted seedlings. Zones 5-9

This outstanding cultivar from the U. National Arboretum has large, dramatic clusters of deep reddish-purple, fragrant flowers and blooms 7 to 10 days earlier than common lilacs. Useful as a flowering informal screen, background shrub or specimen. Light Pink Flowers, Purple Flowers, White Flowers, Tall Shrubs, Evergreen Vines, Monrovia Plants, Lilac Bushes, Plant Catalogs, Climbing Vines

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Declaration Lilac is an outstanding cultivar from the U.S. National Arboretum has large, dramatic clusters of deep reddish-purple, fragrant flowers and blooms 7 to 10 days earlier than common lilacs. Useful as a flowering informal screen, background shrub or specimen. A nice cut flower for a fragrant bouquet. Deciduous. Zones 5-7

Medium-sized, mid-season lilac with wonderfully fragrant lilac-pink flowers that bloom in mid-May. Graceful branches are broadly spreading. More refined than common llilac. Useful for screens, hedges, spring accents and cut flowers. Lilac Tree, Lilac Flowers, Colorful Flowers, Spring Flowers, Beautiful Flowers, Cut Flowers, Flowering Shrubs, Deciduous Trees, Growing Flowers

Enjoy lilacs longer with our mix-and-match matrix!

Chinese Lilac is a medium-sized, mid-season lilac with wonderfully fragrant lilac-pink flowers that bloom in mid-May. Graceful branches are broadly spreading. More refined than common llilac. Useful for screens, hedges, spring accents and cut flowers. Deciduous. Zones 3-8

Pocahontas Canadian Lilac extends the lilac season with this extremely hardy, early blooming variety. Deep maroon-purple buds open to fragrant, deep violet blooms 7 to 10 days before common lilac varieties in early May. Garden Shrubs, Flowering Shrubs, Landscaping Plants, Trees And Shrubs, Early Spring Flowers, Spring Blooms, Lilac Varieties, Lilac Tree, Landscaping

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Pocahontas Canadian Lilac extends the lilac season with this extremely hardy, early blooming variety. Deep maroon-purple buds open to fragrant, deep violet blooms 7 to 10 days before common lilac varieties in early May. Deciduous. Zones 2-7

Ludwig Spaeth Lilac Beautiful, heavily fragrant, dark purple, single blooms come late in spring, extending the lilac season! An outstanding selection useful in mixed shrub borders or in mass plantings with other lilacs. Flowering Shrubs, Trees And Shrubs, Garden Trees, Garden Plants, Lilac Varieties, Dark Purple Flowers, Syringa Vulgaris, Monrovia Plants, Lilac Bushes

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Ludwig Spaeth Lilac has beautiful, heavily fragrant dark purple single blooms that come late, extending the Lilac season! An outstanding selection useful in mixed shrub borders or in mass plantings with other Lilacs. Deciduous. Zones 3-8

Old-fashioned lilacs grow best in cooler areas, but now there is a lilac for warm regions too. The Lavender lady Lilac has been specially bred to thrive in area Garden Shrubs, Flowering Shrubs, Garden Plants, Orchids Garden, Flower Gardening, House Plants, Planting Flowers, Lavender Flowers, Spring Flowers

Lilacs for Mild Climates

Lavender Lady Lilac is one of the best Lilacs for warm winter areas, lavender lady produces spectacular clusters of fragrant lavender flowers in any part of the country, even without winter chill! Blooms mid-season, typically in mid-May. Open branched, upright form is useful as a hedge, screen or accent. Deciduous. Zones 3-8

Miss Kim Korean Lilac (Syringa pubescens subsp. patula 'Miss Kim') - Monrovia - Miss Kim Korean Lilac (Syringa pubescens subsp. patula 'Miss Kim') Garden Shrubs, Flowering Shrubs, Trees And Shrubs, Garden Landscaping, Landscaping Design, Garden Plants, Summer Plants, Fall Plants, Patio Plants

Lilacs for Mild Climates

Miss Kim Korean Lilac is an upright, compact lilac that blooms later than others, extending the season with deep purple buds that reveal clusters of highly fragrant, lavender blue flowers. Foliage is burgundy-tinged in fall. Hardy, yet performs in southern regions, with excellent powdery mildew resistance. Great for border accent or mass planting. Deciduous. Zones 4-8

Monrovia's Blue Skies® Lilac details and information. Learn more about Monrovia plants and best practices for best possible plant performance. Will grow in zone 8 Flower Garden Plans, Flowers Garden, Garden Ideas, Monrovia Plants, Foundation Planting, Plant Catalogs, Lilac Flowers, Flowering Shrubs, Lavender Blue

Lilacs for Mild Climates

Blue Skies® Lilac One of the best lilacs for warm winter areas. Spectacular clusters of light lavender-blue flowers without winter chilling! Mid-season bloomer typically flowers in mid-May. Bright green foliage maintains attractive appearance all summer. Deciduous. Zones 3-8

Old Glory Lilac - Monrovia - Old Glory Lilac.New cultivar, rather disease resistant. Beautiful deep green/ burgundy foliage, and deep purple flowers. Very fragrant! Lilac Flowers, Pretty Flowers, Lilac Varieties, Lilac Plant, Front Yard Plants, Monrovia Plants, Lilac Bushes, Syringa, Plant Catalogs

Lilacs for Mild Climates

Old Glory Lilac is an exciting, new release from the United States National Arboretum, this exceptional lilac grows well even in the heat and humidity of the Mid-Atlantic and southern areas. Abundant, fragrant, bluish purple flowers are displayed on a rounded form, with tough, disease tolerant foliage specifically designed to resist mildew. Deciduous. Zones 5-8