Adding color to your landscaping with plants is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to add curb appeal to your Knoxville landscaping. Although some folks like to include a rainbow of colors, there’s something to be said for the drama you can achieve with a somewhat monochromatic approach to plant selection. Here’s a great example we came across on our recent vacation to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where we visited The Domes botanical gardens.

Pleasing Purple Plants

Purple Plants

Purple Plants

Purple Plants

Purple Plants

Get the Look

To start seeing purple in your landscape design in Knoxville, Tenn., consider adding some of these purple plants to your palette:

  • Salvia
  • Lavender
  • Russian Sage
  • Heuchera (Coral Bells)
  • Lenten Rose
  • Loropetalum
  • Purple Queen
  • Merlot Red Bud
  • Petunia
  • Muscari
  • Liriope
Color Pairings for Purple Plants

To really land the monochromatic look of a landscape bed, you’ll need to branch out (pun intended) from purple just a bit. Here are some of my favorite yellow and silver plants to accent your purple ones:

  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Daylily
  • Lamb’s Ear
  • Dusty Miller
  • Russian Sage
  • Rosemary

It’s best to use these accent plants sparingly when setting off purple plants.

More Information and Consultations

For more help adding color to your Knoxville landscaping, check out how to add color to a shady landscape bed and learn about some perfect plant pairing color combos. Or if you’re ready to talk about your next project, call me at 865-765-5550 or fill out our online contact form to set up a free consultation.

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