Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Positively Pretty Purple Plants

A visit to my wholesale nursery got me all atwitter over some perennials and shrubs with dark foliage. I have a thing for these purple beauties because they provide such a nice color contrast amidst all the green.

Many of them are native and have blooms or berries that attract birds and butterflies. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Redwing American Cranberry Viburnum
Viburnum Trilobum 'JN Select'
Native to North America
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Purple Smokebush
Cotinus coggygria 'Royal Purple'
Native to Europe
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Black Lace Elderberry
Sambucus nigra
Native to North America, good wildlife value
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Chocolate Snakeroot
Eupatorium rugosum 'Chocolate'
Cultivar of a North American native plant
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Obsidian Heuchera
Heuchera 'Obsidian'
Cultivar of a North American native plant
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Sedum 'Jose Aubergine'
Cultivar of a North American native plant
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Physocarpus opulifolius 'Donna May'
Ninebark 'Little Devil'
Cultivar of a North American native plant
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1 comment:

  1. Love the dark foliage plants! I'd like to add a few at some point.