Purple is a huge trend in the gardening world. It was THE colour at Chelsea, and it came to the fore again at Hampton Court.
It’s such a flexible colour to have in the garden, so here are my top 5 purple plants from the show!
It’s the iconic purple plant! It was used to great effect in the One Show garden, and here on a stand in the Floral Marquee. Mixing different shades of lavender works really well.
2 Hydrangea Kardinal Violet
A stunning plant with masses of flowers. Hydrangeas work in any garden, and this one is a lovely deep purple colour.
3 Agapanthus ‘Indigo Dreams’
I love agapanthus. Did you know it means Love Flower? (Agape is Greek for love). This one is so dark it’s almost black, and will bring great height to your beds and borders.
4 Campanula lactiflora ‘Prichard’s Variety’
This is a much lighter purple shade, with lovely star-shaped flowers. It makes a really delicate addition to any garden, but also works with my woodland garden!
5 Veronica longifolia ‘Marietta’
This is a stunning upright plant with strong purple flower spikes. It’s really effective as border edging along a path.