Looking over the fall flower beds with so many shades of purple blooming perennials, reminds the gardener there are purple flowering plants for the full growing season.
In spring the Crocus bulbs pop up in the coldest of temperatures and bloom through a snowfall; Tulips begin blooming after the Crocus. Spring also brings all the shades of purple in the very popular Pansy and Viola plants.
Irises come in many shades of purple and some in combination with white accents. Iris begins blooming in late spring through the summer months. The late re-blooming Iris is a great accent plant for the early fall season. The Siberian Iris is a good addition for late spring or early summer color.
Annual plants such as Torenia, Petunias and Ornamental Peppers are used for containers or hanging baskets. Some perennials like the Clematis, Liatris and Butterfly Bush give many hours of joy with their shades of purple. The ever popular Morning Glory vine comes in glorious shades of purple with the variety Grampa Ott a big favorite.
Grown among the yellow and orange blooming plant of fall, purple annuals and perennials make nice accent colors in any flower bed or landscape.