Stunning Purple Flower Gardens
Purple is one of the most preferred flower colors when it comes to creating variation in flower gardens. And purple colors in flower gardens add richness and depth to any landscape design, be it a formal or informal type. Instead of growing a uniform color shade of yellow, orange, red, or pink, many gardeners prefer a mix of purple in the flower gardens. Purple flowers can widespread in any season, especially in the spring season. This may be because, insect pollinators are attractive especially to blue and violet colors. You can get a wide variety of purple flowers, in terms of color shade and plant type.Rhododendron is a deep purple flower with brown streaks, that is best suited for planting in summer months. The soil should be slightly acidic (pH 5.5 – 6.5), moist and well-drained. Regular watering is essential as the plant cannot tolerate drought conditions. Rhododendron plants should not be exposed to direct sunlight and harsh winds. Mulching is advisable so as to keep the soil moist and control weeds.
Another purple flower that you can use in flower gardens is Lilac. Considered as the harbinger of spring, Lilac is loved for its fragrant lavender flower clusters. This plant grows up to 8 to 15 feet tall and makes excellent hedges. Some dwarf varieties reach only 3 to 4 feet in height. It grows well in alkaline soil having proper drainage. After it is planted, you can mulch it with a layer of pine bark. Mulching helps the soil retain water.