Perennial Theme Garden – Shades of Pink to Purple

by Steve McRae (Landscape Consultant & Designer, Entrepreneur)

Garden Color Schemes – Pinks To Purples

  • List of perennials with shades of pink to purple. Work them into your existing gardens or start a pink to purple spectrum theme garden.

    garden perennial shades from pink to purple

    Garden highlighted with shades of pink to purple.

  • Color variety in the flowers I selected include some deep magenta and off-whites that will highlight themselves in the pink to purple spectrum.
  • Coldest Hardiness Zone Number : (x) or : (x) suitable (x) * Winter over in protected area.
  • Click on the Dutch Gardens link to find all the plants on this page and a lot more. At Dutch Gardens you can search according to color scheme. Have fun!
  • Dutch Gardens, Inc.

  • I’ve put together a nice assortment of plants ranging from light pinks to dark purple which will compliment any garden in the Northeast. I call this my “Donna” garden; named after a friend who absolutely loves the color purple.

Border Plants: Click the Tiny Images to Enlarge

Evening Star Dianthus, Dianthus ‘ Devon Flores’ - Ht: 6″ - Spacing: 12-18″: (3) 

Coral Bells, Heuchera ‘Amethyst Myst’ – Ht: 6″ - Sp: 15-20″: (3)

Armeria maritima ‘Armada Rose’ – Height: 6-8″ - Spacing: 12″: (3) 

Epimedium x rubrum – Height: 8-12″ - Spacing: 18″: (4) 

Lavender Astilbe, Astilbe chinensis ‘Pumila’ - Height: 8-10″‘ - Sp: 10-12″: (3) 

2nd Tier Plants:

Phlox paniculata ‘Aureole’ PPAF – Height: 18-20″ - Spacing: 18-24″: (4)

Sedum ‘Abbeydore’ – Height: 18″  - Spacing: 18″: (3)

Scabiosa ‘Beaujolais Bonnets’ – Height: 20-24″ - Spacing: 12-18″: (4) 

Blueberry Sundae Daylily – Height: 20″ - Spacing: 18-24″: (3) 

‘Double Blue’ – Height: 20-24″ - Spacing: 18-24″: (3) 

3rd Tier Plants:

Liatris spicat – Height: 20-30″ - Spacing: 6-8″: (3) 

Amaryllis belladonna – Height: 24-36″ - Spacing: 8-10″: (7) *suitable (3) 

Iris germaic hybrids – Height: 30-40″ - Spacing: 12-14″: (3) 

Digitalis ‘Candy Moutain’ – Height: 30-36″ - Spacing: 12-24″: (4) 

Final Touch Daylily – Height: 32″ - Spacing: 18-24″: (3) 

Echinacea ‘All That Jazz’ – Height: 30-36″ - Spacing: 18-24″: (4) 

Iris germaic hybrids - Height: 30-40″ - Spacing: 12-14″: (3) 

Tall Background Plants:

Anchusa azurea - Height: 3-4′ - Spacing: 24″: (3) 

Angelica, Angelica gigas – Height: 4-6′ - Spacing: 3′: (4)

Veronicastrum virginicum – Height: 4-5′ - Spacing: 24″: (3) 

Delphinium elatum ‘Blushing Brides’ – Ht: 4-6′ - Sp: 24″: (3)

Miscanthus sinensis ‘Huron Sunrise’ – Ht: 5-6′  - Spacing: 3-4′: (4)



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Raffaella 05/13/2014 at 10:29 am

Hi. I would like to start my flower garden. I was wondering if I could use a combination of the flowers as a border in front of my home. I live in Groton Mass but I don’t know what zone is that and if these perennials would survive in the winter. Thank you for your advice.

Steve McRae (Landscape Consultant & Designer, Entrepreneur) 07/18/2014 at 5:21 am

Hi Raffa,

Any perennial I talk about on this site will be fine where you live. You have a couple great local resources for plants. Riverdale Farms and Groton Nursery. I suggest you take your plant list there and seek their guidance. – Steve

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