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Durante Erecta or "purple showers" or " Purple Rain"...Wowza!

Durante Erecta or "purple showers" or " Purple Rain"...Wowza!

Baptisia sphaerocarpa 'Screaming Yellow' with Nepeta 'Walker's Low', Cornus sericea 'Silver and Gold', and Salvia 'Caradonna'

Baptisia sphaerocarpa 'Screaming Yellow' with Nepeta 'Walker's Low', Cornus sericea 'Silver and Gold', and Salvia 'Caradonna'

Is your garden rather boring and bland?  Does it need a lift? Well, never forget that all nurseries and…

Is your garden rather boring and bland? Does it need a lift? Well, never forget that all nurseries and…

Brazilian Sky Flower - crazy tall (5' - 15'), gorgeous flowers, but the leaves and flowers are poisonous! Not pet-friendly.

Brazilian Sky Flower - crazy tall (5' - 15'), gorgeous flowers, but the leaves and flowers are poisonous! Not pet-friendly.

Angelica sylvestris Ebony Superior    By far the darkest of the Angelica's we have trialed here, this perennial forms a rosette of near black delicately divided foliage. During early Summer, dark flower stems carry broad umbels of purple buds, which open to soft pink. A dramatic plant, much loved by Diggers staff, as it flowered in our trial gardens. Perfect to plant amongst feathery grasses and hazy perennials.

Angelica sylvestris Ebony Superior By far the darkest of the Angelica's we have trialed here, this perennial forms a rosette of near black delicately divided foliage. During early Summer, dark flower stems carry broad umbels of purple buds, which open to soft pink. A dramatic plant, much loved by Diggers staff, as it flowered in our trial gardens. Perfect to plant amongst feathery grasses and hazy perennials.

Fall Planting Tips | Nevada Public Radio - Durante erecta (Sky flower) about 6-7 feet tall

Fall Planting Tips | Nevada Public Radio - Durante erecta (Sky flower) about 6-7 feet tall

Trough Gardens-Purple Rock Cress  Purple rock cress is a creeping groundcover that looks lovely trailing over rocks or the edges of a trough garden. Most varieties have pink or purple flowers in spring.  Name: Aubrieta deltoidea  Size: 2-8 inches tall; 4-24 inches wide  Zones: 5-7  Top Picks: 'Bressingham Pink' has double pink flowers.  'Royal Velvet' bears large purple blooms.  'Hartswood Purple' produces violet flowers.

Best Plants for Trough Gardens

Trough Gardens-Purple Rock Cress Purple rock cress is a creeping groundcover that looks lovely trailing over rocks or the edges of a trough garden. Most varieties have pink or purple flowers in spring. Name: Aubrieta deltoidea Size: 2-8 inches tall; 4-24 inches wide Zones: 5-7 Top Picks: 'Bressingham Pink' has double pink flowers. 'Royal Velvet' bears large purple blooms. 'Hartswood Purple' produces violet flowers.

Allium ‘Millenium’ is a versatile perennial for a sunny garden because of its compact upright habit and resistance to all types of pests. It is also drought tolerant and loved by butterflies and bees. Though the fragrant blooms are very attractive in midsummer, the seed heads are the real floral feature. They last for several months, providing interest in the garden until late winter.

Allium ‘Millenium’ is a versatile perennial for a sunny garden because of its compact upright habit and resistance to all types of pests. It is also drought tolerant and loved by butterflies and bees. Though the fragrant blooms are very attractive in midsummer, the seed heads are the real floral feature. They last for several months, providing interest in the garden until late winter.

Butterfly Blue Scabiosa are extremely long blooming compact, clump-forming perennials. Multiple pincushion-shaped flowers produced all season. Shades of purples, bluish and pinks. Needs well drained soil.

Scabiosa Butterfly Blue (Pincushion Flower)

Butterfly Blue Scabiosa are extremely long blooming compact, clump-forming perennials. Multiple pincushion-shaped flowers produced all season. Shades of purples, bluish and pinks. Needs well drained soil.

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