Want to create a garden with romantic and elegant colors? Find out how to create a lilac and purple flower bed, using ornamental plants, wildflowers and herbs.
The secret to a successful purple bed: winning combinations
Pair purple with other colors: Purple alone can easily get lost among the greenery of the garden. To give it more presence, combine different shades of purple with light green leaves and white and yellow flowers. The lighter colors bring freshness to the neutral purple and make it stand out.
Build on contrasts: Purple always seems mysterious and romantic when contrasted with other plants. For example, the azure ball of ornamental garlic will stand out even more amidst yellow yarrow.
Create a romantic mood: Choose colors from the same range for perfect harmony. The pastel purple of a bearded iris and the sumptuous lilac of a sage are a perfect match, both in color and form.
Dive into the world of aromatic purple flowers
Rosemary: Blooming in late winter, rosemary offers beautiful blue-purple hues. It is an excellent option to give an aromatic look to your garden.
Lavender: Lavender comes in dozens of varieties with purple hues, bringing both fragrance and color to your bed.
Cranesbill and Sage: Cranesbill comes in many shades of blue, while sage comes in almost every shade, from the sky-blue “Crystal” (Salvia nemorosa) to the lilac-colored culinary herb “Berggarten” (Salvia officinalis) and the fragrant-leaved “Wendy Wish”.
Forget-me-not and bellflower: wild beauty in blue
Forget-me-not: For a wild and country look, choose the forget-me-not of gardens or woods (Myosotis sylvatica). From April to June, it unfolds clouds of wonderful blue flowers. There are countless varieties, from white (“Victoria White”) to pink (“Rosylva”) to deep blue (“Victoria”).
Campanulas: Undemanding, floriferous and versatile, campanulas are suitable for all locations: from the flowerbed to the rose bed, through a rock garden or cracks in a wall. The tapestry species such as Campanula portenschlagiana or Campanula addenda are particularly well adapted to drought, as is the clumped bellflower.
Explore an almost infinite palette of blues and purples
Bulbous: In addition to lilac itself, the blue and purple palette in the garden also includes bulbous plants, such as hyacinths and crown anemones.
Spring Perennials: Siberian irises, primroses, pulmonaria (Pulmonaria officinalis) and noble liverworts (Hepatica nobilis) are excellent options for trimming the feet of shrubs.
Climbers: To add height to your garden, opt for towering wisteria and early-blooming clematis.
Annuals and Biennials: Cineraria (Pericallis) and pansies come in a beautiful palette of mauves, bringing an extra touch of color to your garden.
With these tips, you are now ready to transform your garden into a lilac paradise. Don't wait any longer to create a purple spring and dazzle the world around you!