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Purple Foliage/Stems or Marked with Purple

Find plants that have purple leaves or stems or are marked with these colors. An easy way to color coordinate for your garden, containers, and landscapes.

 

A compact and heavily flowering Mophead Hydrangea, the sterile florets of Akadama™ Hydrangea open deep pink in alkaline or neutral soils and a deep purple in acidic soils that contain Aluminum ions and darken as they age (click the "More Details and Growing Info" link or the image to learn more about Hydrangea flower color in relation to soil pH and Aluminum availibility). This is a compact growing Bigleaf Hydrangea with deep green disease resistant foliage that deepens into shades of purple during cool fall or spring weather.  Akadama™ Hydrangea's dense well-branching compact size lend it to use as a container plant as well as in gardens and landscapes of all sizes. As with other Bigleaf Hydrangeas provide Akadama with a moist, well-drained soil in an area that receives morning sun and shade during the hottest portion of the day. Images courtesy of Star® Roses and Plants, all rights reserved. Item# 12160

Grows To: 4-5'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Morning sun, Filtered sun, Full sun in cool summer climates
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A 2016 Texas Superstar® Plant! The cloak of richly colored foliage produces shades ranging from near maroon, through fuchsia, hot pink, and cream. Colors are more intense in more sunlight and are more muted in shade (as shown here). Add Brazilian Red Hots Alternanthera or Joseph's Coat to spice up combination pots, as a specimen plant, or in the garden and landscape where it provides spring to fall color on a rounded mound forming plant. *Where summers are very hot it tends to prefer midday and afternoon shade unless planted in about midspring and it will have the deepest coloration where it receives a good amount of direct sunlight. Item# 12124

Grows To: 18-30"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: AM sun, Part shade, Light Shade, *Full sun, *Mostly sunny
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Bronze Fennel

Foeniculum vulgare 'Purpureum'

The dark colored purplish-bronze finely textured foliage makes a beautiful addition to the perennial border or the butterfly garden. Mix it with Golden Delicious Pineapple Sage or other yellow foliaged and flowering plants for a great combination. Item #9121.

Grows To: 24-30''H x 30-48''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Carolina Midnight Loropetalum, Chinese Witch Hazel

Loropetalum chinense 'Carolina Midnight'

Like a midnight sky Carolina Midnight Loropetalum is definitely one of the darkest that we have come across. Dark burgundy rounded foliage contrasts with the near red frilly flowers in spring. New growth emerges a light reddish maroon. Chinese Witch Hazel is a nearly indestructible evergreen and can be pruned to form or allowed to grow into a large rounded shrub. These are well-rooted, and nicely branched.  Item# 9947.

Grows To: 6-12'H x 6-12'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
3.5 inch Pot / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
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Chinese Photinia, Chinese Hawthorn, serrulata

Photinia serrulata, P. serratifolia

Bronze new growth on red stems quickly matures into large, dark green, glossy foliage with a serrated edge. Spring brings large clusters of white flowers that are followed by large red berries. A close kin of Red-Tip Photinia but with a more disease resistant disposition. Chinese Photinia has a moderate rate of growth and develops into a large evergreen shrub or small tree. Grow it as a specimen or as a hedge. Item# 10319.

Grows To: 15-25'H x 15-25'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade

Dark Mystery Perennial Hibiscus, Hardy Hibiscus

Hibiscus x 'Dark Mystery' PPAF

The huge 8-9" wide ruffled white flowers sporting darker pink veining with a dark burgundy eye shine like spotlights against the foil of dark burgundy to near black foliage and are produced throughout summer. A top performing selection, Dark Mystery Hardy Hibiscus is a vigorous and reliable clump forming perennial Hibiscus with a good branching habit. It is sure to be a star in almost any garden or landscape! Like most other Walter's Gardens introductions, Dark Mystery is an indeterminate plant producing flowers from the top to the bottom of the plants creating a knockout display in the garden and landscape. Provide a full to mostly sunny location in moist to average moist to wet, moderately fertile soils. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12060

Grows To: 5'H x 5-6'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
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A shade tolerant evergreen shrub whose new growth emerges in shades of pink, when it matures in summer it is mottled and flecked with shades of creamy white and green, and finally in the fall and through winter the foliage darkens to shades of burgundy and purple. Dodd's Variegated Leucothoe is a stable variegated clone of our native Leucothoe axillaris that was selected not only for its coat of many colors but also for its disease resistance. Provide this low growing arching shade-loving multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a consistently moist but well-drained acidic soil in an area that receives shade during the hottest portion of the day, especially in hot summer climates. Large drooping clusters of small white to pink tinged bell-shaped spring flowers attract native bees and other pollinators. Item# 11898

Grows To: 2-4'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Cool or filtered sunlight, AM sun, Partial sun, Light shade
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8-10" long double or triple purple and white trumpets are borne in throughout the warmest months. The uniquely colored cornucopia-like blooms and nearly black foliage create a striking contrast. Item # 1223.

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 9B,10,(9? with protection)
Grows To: 3-5'H x 3-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade
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Ebony and Ivory Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia x 'Ebony and Ivory'

The Ebony and Ivory Crape Myrtle produces large clusters of large, pure white flowers with yellow eyes that simply glow against the dark purple, nearly black foliage. With an upright habit and disease resistant foliage that retains its dark coloration right through summer this new Crape Myrtle is sure to be a standout in the landscape. Item# 10733.

Grows To: 8-12'H x 4-8'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sun
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Ebony Embers Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia x 'Ebony Embers'

Deep dark red petals contrast nicely with the golden yellow centers of Ebony Embers' flowers all held above the dark, nearly black, burgundy foliage. This disease resistant introduction has a naturally upright to vase-shaped habit and enduring foliage color that lasts throughout summer. The contrasting foliage color and deep darkly colored flowers are sure to make a statement in the landscape. Item# 10734.

Grows To: 8-12'H x 4-8'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Ebony Fire Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia x 'Ebony Fire'

The first of the Ebony series to flower, Ebony Fire produces large clusters of fiery, dark red flowers with a contrasting yellow center. The dark burgundy, nearly black, disease resistant foliage maintains its deep coloration throughout summer on this well branched slightly more compact Crape Myrtle with a naturally rounded habit.The contrasting foliage color and deep darkly colored flowers are sure to make a statement in the landscape. Item# 10735.

Grows To: 4-6'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sun
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Ebony Flame Crape Myrtle

Lagerstroemia x 'Ebony Flame'

Ebony Flame is a compact dense and dark-leaved beauty producing dense clusters of large red flowers that fade to dark red in sunlight. The dark burgundy, nearly black, disease resistant foliage maintains its coloration throughout summer on this compact but upright growing Crape Myrtle. The smaller mature size of Ebony Flame Crape Myrtle makes it a choice addition as a specimen plant for the garden, landscape, and even for medium to large containers. Item# 11362

Grows To: 6-8'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sun
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Spring and summer offer up a mound of dark purplish-black foliage that covers up in late summer and fall with contrasting white daisies with a purplish-red eye. The flowers of Lady in Black Calico or Woodland Aster attract a myriad of pollinators like bees, smaller butterflies, and other garden beneficials at a time when many are stock piling for winter. This is an easy and reliable clump forming native perennial selected for its deep dark foliage. Lady in Black Woodland Aster is tolerant of light shade but will have the darkest foliage where it receives the most direct sunlight. May reseed on exposed soils. Caterpillar host plant for the Pearl Crescent butterfly. Images courtesy of North Creek Nurseries, all rights reserved. Item# 12114

Grows To: 24-36"H x 12-18"W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade

Mojito Elephant Ears

Colocasia esculenta 'Mojito' PP21995

The large minty green elephant-ear shaped foliage is flecked, spotted, streaked and randomly splashed with dark purple to black creating a very cool tropical eye-catching effect. The Mojito Elephant Ear is a rhizomatous tropical perennial in zones 8-10 but is vigorous enough to enjoy as a summer annual in northerly climates. Elephant Ears can be grown in moist to wet fertile soils and can be lightly submerged in water gardens as well as in medium to large containers. Colocasias can be invasive in warm southern climates please plant and dispose of plant parts responsibly. Provide a deep mulch where winters experience hard freezes to promote larger foliage the following season. This variety is  colocasias.  Item# 12177

COLOCASIAS = the edible taro...200 days give or take and they grow in zone 8.

ALOCASIAS not the edible taro

 

Grows To: 4-5'H x 4-5'W and spreading
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
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Orange Gnome Lychnis, Maltese Cross, Catchfly, Campion

Lychnis x arkwrightii 'Orange Gnome', Silene x arkwrightii 'Orange Gnome'

Fiery red-orange 1-1/2" wide flowers sit in clusters atop short stems for weeks in early to midsummer atop mounds of darkly contrasting deep purple and bronze tinged foliage. Orange Gnome Lychnis is a clump forming perennial to annual whose showy flowers are followed by decorative seed pods. Well-drained soils are key to its longevity but it also reseeds fairly reliably on exposed soils. Full to mostly sunny locations (zones 3-6) to midday shade (zones 7-9) in hot summer climates . In poor soils Lychnis generally tolerates dryer conditions and in rich soils average moisture is preferred. Use Orange Gnome Lychnis in containers as specimen plants and in combinations or harness its traffic stopping ability in cottage gardens, cutting gardens, and the landscape. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12045

Grows To: 12-15''H x 8-12''W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Midday and afternoon shade in hot summer climates (zones 7-9)
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The large rounded tropical foliage emerges a dark purplish red and soon lightens to a bronze-green with large pink patches in the middle of the leaf that provide the peacock-like design. Peacock Ginger is a slowly multiplying rhizomatous perennial for shaded gardens where its foliage is a standout. The light pink flowers emerge in spring before the foliage emerges. Item# 9920.

Grows To: 6''H x 16''W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Light shade
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Purple Glaze® Japanese Anise Tree

Illicium anisatum 'Murasaki-no-sato'

The nearly 1" wide creamy white starry spring flowers are streaked with pink and are soon followed by glossy deep purple new growth that matures to deep green. The Purple Glaze® Japanese Anise Shrub, Illicium anisatum 'Murasaki-no-sato', is a shade tolerant medium-sized to large growing evergreen shrub with a slow to medium rate of growth and naturally has an upright to rounded habit. It is somewhat resistant to short periods of drought once well-established and should be grown in a site with good drainage and average moist to moist soils in an area that receives shade during the hottest part of the day, especially in hot summer climates. Anise flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Not a spice plant. Item# 12003

Grows To: 8'H x 4-6'W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Part sun, Light shade
4.5 inch / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Purple Heart Jew

Tradescantia pallida 'Purpurea', T. pallida, Setcresea purpurea

Purple Heart Jew produces dark purplish-red, thick succulent foliage in a moderately dense mass. This is a heat and drought resistant cold hardy perennial that is as well suited to the garden and landscape as it is spilling from containers. Summer brings sporadic rich pink flowers, though it is mostly grown for its foliage. The foliage coloration tends to be darkest when grown in a full to partly sunny location. An easy and reliable perennial groundcover and indoor or patio plant. Item# 575

Grows To: 8''H and spreading, space at 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
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Purple Showers Mexican Petunia, Desert Petunia, Florida Bluebells, Mexican Bluebells

Ruellia simplex 'Purple Showers', R. brittoniana, R. tweediana

The large 2" deep bluish-purple trumpets are born freely from summer to fall on upright to arching burgundy stems with deep bronzy green glossy foliage. Purple Showers Mexican Petunia is sterile and so it can spend more energy on an endless supply of beautiful purple trumpets instead of adding unwanted seedlings to the garden. It does spread via rhizomes creating a tall ground covering mass of foliage and stems. This wonderful and vigorous selection produces larger flowers and foliage than other Mexican Petunias. Item# 9841

Grows To: 30-40"H x 12-18"W space at about 12" apart
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade, Part sun
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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Red, purple, and burgundy foliage adorn the zigzagging purplish-red stems in fall through winter and in spring the new growth is a rich red that matures to deep green for summer. Drooping clusters of bell-shaped white to light pink flowers are produced in early to midspring and attract native bees. ReJoyce Leucothoe has a naturally dense fountaining habit with narrow medium textured foliage on a compact low maintenance native evergreen shrub. Provide this selection of our native Leucothoe axillaris with a moist well-drained acidic soil in an area that receives cool (early morning or very late evening) or filtered sunlight. ReJoyce Leucothoe is suitable for use as a container specimen in medium to large containers or as a component of the garden and landscape. Images courtesy of Plants Nouveau, all rights reserved. Item# 11899

Grows To: 2-4'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Cool or filtered sunlight, AM sun, Partial sun, Light shade
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Rosa's Blush Darrow's Dwarf Blueberry

Vaccinium darrowii 'Rosa's Blush'

Yes it fruits but it's fine textured evergreen foliage is fantastic! The bright pink new growth of spring matures to a dusty blue-green with hints of pink in summer, followed by deep purplish-blue in fall which deepens through winter. Clusters of 3/8" edible blue fruit that ripen in May-June, follow the light pink bell-shaped flowers of early spring. Rosa's Blush is grown mainly for its compact habit and beautifully colored, fine textured, ever-changing foliage as the berries ripen a few at the time over a long period. Pick the blue-black fruit once fully soft for the best flavor and like most blueberries a cross pollinator is required for the best fruit set. Item# 9206.

Grows To: 2-4'H x 3-4'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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The large 7-8" wide white to light pink flowers are centered by a deep red eye that radiates outward along the veins of the petals and the light colored petals darken slightly at the outer edges and are a standout against the darkly contrasting deep maroon foliage. Summerific® Perfect Storm Perennial Hibiscus flowers throughout summer and is an indeterminate type meaning that they flower all up and down the stems instead of just on the upper half of the plants creating a knockout display in the garden and landscape. It matures to about 3' high and spreads out to 4-5' wide at maturity. Provide a full to mostly sunny location in moist to average moist to wet, moderately fertile soils. Images courtesy of Walter's Gardens, Inc., all rights reserved. Item# 12192

Grows To: 3'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny

TERRA NOVA® Quetzal Dwarf Coleus

Coleus scuttelarioides 'Quetzal'

Deeply lobed lime green leaves are neatly edged in darkly contrasting shades of dark purple with a purplish-red reverse. TERRA NOVA® Quetzal Coleus develops into a dense, well-branched mound of colorful foliage that is perfectly suited for use as small specimen plants and in mixed containers as well as in the garden and landscape. This small mannerly heat loving Coleus thrives in shaded conditions and provides color from spring until first frost or year round under warm tropical conditions. Provide a moist to average moist, fertile soil. Image courtesy of Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc. www.terranovanurseries.com, all rights reserved. Item# 12133

Grows To: 8"H x 12"W
Outdoor Light: Light shade, Cool early morning sunlight, Filtered sunlight, Part sun, Shade

Tricolor Purple Heart Jew

Tradescantia pallida 'Tricolor', Setcresea pallida

The large, pointed, narrow oblong purplish leaves with bright pink splashes are born on the arching to upright stems. Bears small pink flowers in the summer. Item # 1103.

Grows To: 8''H and spreading
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade, Light shade
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A compact and heavily flowering Mophead Hydrangea, the sterile florets of Akadama™ Hydrangea open deep pink in alkaline or neutral soils and a deep purple in acidic soils that contain Aluminum ions and darken as they age (click the "More Details and Growing Info" link or the image to learn more about Hydrangea flower color in relation to soil pH and Aluminum availibility). This is a compact growing Bigleaf Hydrangea with deep green disease resistant foliage that deepens into shades of purple during cool fall or spring weather.  Akadama™ Hydrangea's dense well-branching compact size lend it to use as a container plant as well as in gardens and landscapes of all sizes. As with other Bigleaf Hydrangeas provide Akadama with a moist, well-drained soil in an area that receives morning sun and shade during the hottest portion of the day. Images courtesy of Star® Roses and Plants, all rights reserved. Item# 12160

Grows To: 4-5'H x 4-5'W
Outdoor Light: Part shade, Morning sun, Filtered sun, Full sun in cool summer climates
4.5 inch Pot / 20 fl.oz. / 591 ml
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