Purple flowering memory plant
Admittedly, I am a complete gardening novice!
I have however recently moved house and inherited a garden.
My husbands nana has recently passed away and I mentioned to him that it would be nice to plant something her favourite colour in the borders as a sort of memory plant. Her favourite colour was purple. The position I am thinking of planting it in gets partial sun.
I have had a quick look and am wondering about a purple hydrangea however I'm wondering if there is an evergreen type plant that has purple flowers that anyone can recommend. Or really any recommendations as I have no idea where to start. I have a pot of lavender already and once had a purple clematis however this didn't fair too well. Realistically it needs to be something low maintenance.
Many thanks in advance
Last edited: 21 February 2017 13:13:18
Hello carlyc. So sorry to hear about your nana but what a lovely way to remember her. Two suggestions for you:
1. Not evergreen but a very easy plant to look after and a magnet for bees and butterflies is the deep purple Buddleja, 'Black Knight'
2. An evergreen plant and again easy to look after, Rhododendron 'Sacko'
Thank you both,
I really like the rhododendron and the ceanothus concha so I will look into both of those.
You are most welcome.