Lavender is among the most familiar of all plants with purple flowers. Prized for its heavenly scent and essential oil content, lavender is both deer-resistant and sun-loving. Plant it in well-drained soil for the best results. There are many different species and varieties of lavender available.
The jacaranda tree produces foot-long clusters of blooms measuring about two inches apiece. A member of the onion family, this striking perennial blooms in late spring and early summer and lasts for weeks.
A well-known version of lavender is called common lavender and English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia). This bushy evergreen plant grows to a height and width of 3 feet and sends up stalks of cylindrical, purple flower clusters. It is hardy in USDA zones 5 through 11 and is most commonly planted for its fragrance.
It is commonly found along roadsides and it prefers to grow in poor soils. Those mounds of purple haze that “bloom” now are this native grass, Eragrostis spectabilis. Some other common names that it is known as include tumble grass and petticoat climber. I just love the name purple love grass.
If you’ve traveled across the midwest recently, then you may have noticed fields of purple in the countryside. No, that’s not a new cover crop you’re seeing, it’s actually a weed. That splash of early spring color you’re seeing is more than likely Henbit or Purple Dead Nettle.
One such plant that looks like lavender but isn’t is the purple giant hyssop (Agastache rugosa, which grows in zones 4 to 8). You can tell the difference between the purple giant hyssop and lavender by comparing height. The hyssop is a bit taller than English lavender at about 4 feet tall.
Blue Jacaranda is a ornamental plant with impressive purple flowers. Blue Jacaranda is known as Neeli Gulmohur in India and excellent ornamental flowering tree for parks and gardens.
Salvia is an herbaceous purple flowering plant that grows every year and produces showy small flowers all summer long. This easy care purple perennial herb loves to grow in hot sunny climates. The flowering stems grow upright and consist of needle-like leaves with small blossoms on them.
|Colors:||Deep purple, blue, and white|
|Growing Zones:||4 to 8|
|Common Camas||Slender Toothwort (short leaves)|
|Grass Widow||Western Corydalis|
|Grass Widow||Western Corydalis|
|American Sawwort||Subalpine Daisy|
|Oaks Toothwort (long leaves)||Western Aster|
Purple flowers across many fields in Kentucky and Indiana are more than flowering weeds. An agriculture extension agent says those purple blooms are a sign of climate change and the increasingly unpredictable weather that farmers have to deal with.
Henbit is a cool-season weed that’s known for its purple flowers and is prevalent across Kansas in the early spring. According to Matthew McKernan of the Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, the weed is likely in abundance this year due to a wetter than normal winter.
The native eastern redbud, Cercis canadensis, is one of the first trees to flower in North Carolina. Its purple flowers adorn woodland edges and disturbed roadside habitats.
Fuchsia flowers come in colors of pink, purple, red, white, etc. They’re perfect for hanging baskets.
When you think of petunias, your mind might jump to classic pink. These flowers come in a wide range of colors, however. Here are some popular purple petunia varieties: “Sugar Daddy” – Bright purple flowers with a deep purple center that spreads out through the petals in veins.
Tulips are known for their bright and sunny colors, and they have actually been cultivated in every color except for classic blue (blue tulips exist, but they have a purplish tint). One of the most interesting colors of a tulip variety is the deep purple of the Queen of the Night tulip.
The two most responsible for purple patches in fields are henbit and purple deadnettle. Both grow close to the ground, and can produce thick patches of cover. Purple deadnettle is more likely found in southern counties.
Post-emergent herbicide that has metsulfuron or trifloxysulfuron-sodium in it will kill the Purple Deadnettle and won’t do too much damage to the surrounding the area.
Lucerne is one of the most popular sprouts available on European markets. The sprouts are consumed either raw or slightly cooked in salads and sandwiches or as decorative appetizers.
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