Salvia 'May Night' is an outstanding perennial with excellent cold hardiness, vigor and tolerance to heavy clay soils.

Salvia Sylvestris, May Night is an outstanding perennial with excellent cold hardiness, vigor and tolerance to heavy clay soils. Blooming in late spring with a profussion of deep purple flower spikes, it reblooms later in the summer when deadheaded.

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25 Purple Flower Ideas for Your Garden, Pots and Planters

Liatris spicata also known as Blazing Star is a beautiful purple perennial.  Its grass like foliage and tall blooming spikes attract butterflies, birds and bees. Liatris is a great cut flower and is deer resistant.  Plant with Bee Balm and Black Eyed Susan’s for a vibrant garden. (Liatris spicata)

Liatris spicata also known as Blazing Star is a beautiful purple perennial. Its grass like foliage and tall blooming spikes attract butterflies, birds and bees. Liatris is a great cut flower and is deer resistant. Plant with Bee Balm and Black Eyed Susa

Easy-Care Perennial with Deep Purple Flower Spikes - Grass, Groundcover or Flowering Perennial? Liriope is all of the above and more. The rapidly growing perennial, a relative of Mondo grass and member of the lily family, provides year-round interest in the garden and tiny lily-like flowers. And its common name of “lily turf” perfectly describes...

Easy-Care Perennial with Deep Purple Flower Spikes - Grass, Groundcover or…

Monarda Purple Rooster

Monarda Purple Rooster (Bee Balm, Bergamot, Oswego Tea)

Attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds to your yard with Bee Balm flowers from Bluestone Perennials. Learn more about perennial Monardas today.

Purple Heart - creeping perennial ground cover

Purple Heart is a creeping perennial that grows about 12 inches tall and 24 inches wide. Spear-shaped leaves range from reddish-purple to nearly black. Light pink, three-petaled flowers appear in summer. It’s winter-hardy in USDA Zones

Echinacea purpurea-Purple Coneflower, herb, medicinal plant perennial flower in summer garden

Echinacea purpurea-Purple Coneflower, herb, medicinal plant perennial flower in summer garden---wildflower!

New England Aster (Aster novae-angliae) 'Purple Dome.' Bluestone Perennials. 18" tall. Blooms late summer to late fall.

Aster Purple Dome (New England Aster)

Aster novae-angliae (purple dome) new england aster bluestone perennials - rain garden

As the garden hits a summer lull, Toby Buckland picks 10 plants that will hold interest, come rain or shine.

1 Salvia nemorosa from the mildly aromatic silvery green leaves to the violet flower spikes with purple stems. Bees love the flowers that stay looking sharp long after the petals fall, thanks to papery bracts that hold their colour.

15 of our favorite drought-tolerant perennials—see them here: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/perennials/perennials-with-drought-tolerance/?socsrc=bhgpin050112droughtperennials

The Best Drought-Tolerant Perennials

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea) Zones 3-8...“Glowing Dream“. This variety is smaller at 18 inches, can be used in garden bed or containers, and has the most incredible watermelon pink color. TGG Tip: Cut back old flowers a couple times a week, and you will be rewarded with many more blooms and a neater plant.

10 No Fail Perennials for Low Water Gardens

This variety is smaller at 18 inches, can be used in garden bed or containers, and has the most incredible watermelon pink color. TGG Tip: Cut back old flowers a couple times a week, and you w

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