Purple Flowering Perennials
Purple Flowering Perennials That You'll Love In Your Garden
Perennials are flowering plants that can live and bloom for longer than two years. The term is often used to separate them from others that we consider to be biennial or annual. A purple perennial plant will have an amount of growth that is regarded as woody in nature.
With Purple flowering perennials, they can grow in both the spring and summer months.
Then, during autumn and the winter months, they go dormant until the following spring again. Regardless of this natural cycle, a gardener is fully able to treat the perennial like an annual, depending upon what the climate is like and whether the garden is considered to be mild or not. Below, we have listed two that are considered to be the best for warm gardens and climates, and that will provide you with the most beautiful color one can expect from a perennial.
1. Vinca Minor
The Vinca Minor is a beautiful yet robust perennial that is very low-maintenance and is capable of resisting pests. Its flowers and foliage are vast, and it is frequently used as a ground cover to help control the growth of weeds.
The Vinca Minor reaches a height of 6 inches and can rapidly spread out and root wherever it contacts the soil. However, just like anything else, this is a downfall to them. To prevent it from overtaking areas, you must know how to care for the Vinca Minor once it grows properly.
With the Vinca Minor being a native of Asia and Europe, it has made its home in many other parts of the world and can be flourishing in all climates. For the Vinca Minor to thrive, it needs a good supply of fertile soil that is damp, although it can also handle soils that are dry and hot.
The beautiful Hepatica has foliage that is a dark glossy green and feels rough to the touch and has very fine hairs under each leaf. The leaves each have a 2-inch width, and the lobes are all-round or have a point, which the species determines. The leaves of the Hepatica are considered to be evergreen and change to a beautiful purple during fall. Photosynthesis occurs during springtime and before any other flowers that may be around them. The old leaves eventually die off as soon as new leaves appear, and flowering has occurred.
Hepatica is classified as being a part of the Ranunculaceae (buttercup) family. It is found mostly in northern regions and has been known as liverwort and liverleaf.
Although there are many purple flowering perennials to choose from, the Hepatica and Vinca Minor are the ideal choices used the most by gardeners.
With captivating purple color, they can provide unique beauty to any landscape.