Campanula portenschlagiana or ‘Dalmatian Bellflower’ is a beautiful annual or perennial plant that forms a mat of small rounded leaves. The flowers are star-shaped, blue-purple in color that blooms from spring through summer. Relatively cold hardy but requires shelter when temperature dips below much. It grows in full sun and in the part shade too, on a fairly loose, well drained and alkaline soil

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Dalmation Bellflower produces beautiful mounds of purple bell-shaped flowers from late spring through summer. Low-growing plant is perfect for adding color in front of other perennials. Grows only tall. Spreads Prefers full sun to partial shade.

Cotinus 'Royal Purple' beautiful dark foliage

Cotinus Coggygria 'Royal Purple' bushy large deciduous shrub to with rounded, deep purple leaves becoming redder in autumn. Large feathery, pink inflorescences in summer

Hebe caledonia - purple evergreen foliage and blue summer flowers, small neat mound

FRONT BEDS There are many hebes.Hebe caledonia - purple evergreen foliage and blue summer flowers, small neat mound

Aster 'Little Carlow'.Masses of small, cheerful, violet-blue daisies with bright yellow centres appear from late summer to mid-autumn on soft stems. A pretty aster that has been given the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society. It loves some shade and will add a splash of colour to a late summer border.

Aster 'Little Carlow'.Masses of small, cheerful, violet-blue daisies with bright yellow centres appear from late summer to mid-autumn on soft stems. A pretty aster that has been given the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.

beautiful mix of perennial flowers bloom in a wide range of blue, white, yellow, red, and purple colors against a brown, stone, wall

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Riotous with high-summer color, this perennial border is built to last. After the delphiniums fade, purple salvias and strappy-leafed variegated irises keep the show going till fall. - Gardening And Living

Liriope muscari - An extremely useful plant, which will tolerate a range of conditions including dry shade and drought. Dark green, blade-like leaves provide year-round interest and in autumn, just as other flowers are beginning to fade, vibrant, long-lasting wands of deep violet flowers rise above the foliage. Lily-turf is perfect for edging small, shady spaces - the broad grass-like foliage contrasts beautifully with large leaved plants, or for planting in groups beneath deciduous shrubs.

Liriope muscari - big blue lily-turf - partial to full shade - August to november flowering - hardy

Lovely planting with tall purples, blues and pink/white

A slope with dense planting of colourful purple blue perennials and grasses including salvia nemorosa. Corten steel step risers with gravel Silver-Gilt medal Design: Patrick Collins Sponsor: St George's Hospital and Medical School

Delicate blooms in pink, white, and purple nearly cover the antique urn in this English garden at Wollerton Old Hall. Photo by Clive Nichols Garden Photography.

How to: plant a herbaceous perennial border

Like the flow and color scheme, add a splash of yellow and it'd be ideal for me.

It’s a terrible pun, but The Wellbeing Of Women garden was the one to wow me at this year’s RHS Hampton Court Flower Show. I wasn’t alone: it won the prestigious People’s Choice in the Small Garden…

Verbena Bonariensis (verbena bonariensis): The tall stems with purple flowers is Verbena bonariensis.  It grows best in full sun with regular soil moisture.  Its small purple flowers attract bees and other pollinators to the garden and its tall slim stalks move nicely in the wind.

Verbena Bonariensis (verbena bonariensis): The tall stems with purple flowers is Verbena bonariensis. It grows best in full sun with regular soil moisture. Its small purple flowers attract bees and other pollinators to the garden and its tall slim stalks move nicely in the wind.

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