Sweet Purple sweet William (Dianthus barbatus 'Sweet Purple') is a very fragrant bachelor button or sweet William-type dianthus, with deep purple flowers to 3 feet in height on very sturdy stems. Unlike other Dianthus barbatus cultivars, this variety does not need to experience cool temperatures before it comes into flower. This butterfly attractant makes a great cut flower or short-lived perennial in a flower bed. Plant in full sun and provide moderate water.

Sweet Purple sweet William (Dianthus barbatus 'Sweet Purple') is a very fragrant bachelor button or sweet William-type dianthus, with deep purple flowers to 3 feet in height on very sturdy stems. Unlike other Dianthus barbatus cultivars, this variety does not need to experience cool temperatures before it comes into flower. This butterfly attractant makes a great cut flower or short-lived perennial in a flower bed. Plant in full sun and provide moderate water.

Bishop of York peony dahlia (Dahlia 'Bishop of York') produces spikes of 3½-inch daisylike golden flowers blushed with orange above dark purple-tinted foliage throughout the growing season. These nonhardy perennials are most often available through local garden centers after danger of the last frost has past. Plant in full sun in moist soils. This dahlia is not significantly troubled by pests or diseases in the Chicago region.

Bishop of York peony dahlia (Dahlia 'Bishop of York') produces spikes of 3½-inch daisylike golden flowers blushed with orange above dark purple-tinted foliage throughout the growing season. These nonhardy perennials are most often available through local garden centers after danger of the last frost has past. Plant in full sun in moist soils. This dahlia is not significantly troubled by pests or diseases in the Chicago region.

Soft pink flowers to 1½ inches across cover the dark green, disease resistant foliage of Carefree Delight® shrub rose (Rosa 'Meipotal') throughout the growing season. The summer and fall displays are complemented with bright red shiny hips from late fall through winter. This cultivar is completely hardy in the Chicago area without the need for mulches or other protective coverings. Its ultimate size is 5 feet high by 4 feet wide.

Soft pink flowers to 1½ inches across cover the dark green, disease resistant foliage of Carefree Delight® shrub rose (Rosa 'Meipotal') throughout the growing season. The summer and fall displays are complemented with bright red shiny hips from late fall through winter. This cultivar is completely hardy in the Chicago area without the need for mulches or other protective coverings. Its ultimate size is 5 feet high by 4 feet wide.

blue balloon flower - favorite perrenial! I planted these last year and I can't wait to see them this year!

blue balloon flower - favorite perrenial! I planted these last year and I can't wait to see them this year!

Russian sage    Very drought tolerant, Russian sage adds color to the late summer and fall garden. Pair it with ornamental grasses.

Perennials That Need Infrequent Dividing

Russian sage Very drought tolerant, Russian sage adds color to the late summer and fall garden. Pair it with ornamental grasses.

Petunia Panache™ Aubergine Halo--Suprising combination of deep purple edged in clean white.      	Full to part sun. Container, basket or landscape use.    	Nice with bright yellow and red flowers and chartreuse leaves. Plant Details: Type:  Annual 	 Height: 	Up to  8" 	Spread:Up to  12" 	Colr: Purple

Petunia Panache™ Aubergine Halo--Suprising combination of deep purple edged in clean white. Full to part sun. Container, basket or landscape use. Nice with bright yellow and red flowers and chartreuse leaves. Plant Details: Type: Annual Height: Up to 8" Spread:Up to 12" Colr: Purple

Syringa 'Sensation' (sim pic) - photogramma1 (CC BY-SA 2.0)_0.jpg (533×480)

Syringa 'Sensation' (sim pic) - photogramma1 (CC BY-SA 2.0)_0.jpg (533×480)

Think I need to paint my craigslist glider purple... So what I like everything purple!

Think I need to paint my craigslist glider purple... So what I like everything purple!

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