Monday, 3 June 2019

Purple reign

Purple. It's my favourite colour. And I love it's different shades, from lilac to aubergine, blue-purple, pink purple and deep purple. Here are some of the many purples reigning in my garden from Spring to early Summer.

Allium hollandicum 'Purple Sensation', in the sun.

In a muted light.

Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'

Lavandula stoechas 'Fathead'

Clematis alpina 'Pamela Jackman'

Pulsatilla vulgaris 'Blaue Glocke'

Ajuga reptans 'atropurpurea'

Tulipa 'Queen of Night'

Geranium nodosum 'Clos du Coudray'

Lavandula 'Regal Splendour'

Lavandula 'Regal Splendour', glowing in the sun. If you look very closely, you can see a bee butt!

Pulsatilla vulgaris

Allium schoenoprasum

A few viola's, starting with my favourite, Viola 'Jean Jeanie'

Viola 'Martin'

Viola 'Elaine Quin'

Viola tricolor

Viola riviniana 'Purpurea'


A self-seeded viola that I love, but for which I have no name. Possibly a sport of Viola tricolor.

Geranium 'Orion'

And the perennial favourite of humans and bees, Digitalis purpurea.

Long may purple reign!


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