Is there anything more beautiful than a lush flowering garden ? Flowers, perennials and shrubs in different colors are simply the best decoration for the outdoor space. Today we will show you how beautiful and romantic can look flower bed in purple and white. What plants you can put together for a purple and white flower bed, we explain in the article.
The purple flower bed
The color purple may not play a big role in your wardrobe or home decor. But in a garden, purple flowers are essential to add depth, richness and interest in spring, summer and fall.
In art and literature, purple is often associated with royalty, spirituality, serenity and knowledge. Some people find that simply looking at this color promotes feelings of inner peace and tranquility. Purple can be bold and dramatic or calm and restful, depending on its shade and hue.
A distinction is made between cool and warm shades of purple. The blue-violet, for example, is an intense, dark shade, sometimes called indigo or ultraviolet . One experiences flowers in this color range as muted, peaceful, calming and sophisticated. The warm shades of purple, on the other hand, such as mauve and magenta, are vibrant and energetic. What all these shades have in common is that when combined with bright colors and especially white, they look really good in the garden.
Here are a few examples of purple-flowering plants for the garden:
- Bulbous plants: crocuses, hyacinths, ornamental leeks, tulips, splendid species, dahlias, anemones, decorative lilies.
- Annuals: petunias, verbenas, liverworts, cornflowers, beach lilacs, showy bindweed, magic bells, torenias
- Perennials: clematis (woodland vines), lupines, irises, bellflowers, sage, asters, phlox, perennial geraniums, lavender, delphinium, catmint
- Shrubs: lilacs, blue rain, hydrangeas, monk’s pepper, sackflowers, azalea, rhododendron
So beautiful and romantic looks the color combination of white and purple in the garden
To set the scene for the purple-flowering plants, white flowers are an excellent choice. This delicate color combination looks gorgeous in any flower bed, small or large. The flower bed in purple and white is pleasant to look at and has a calming effect. The combination is perfect for a romantic cottage garden , but would also suit almost any other garden style.
What plants for the flower bed in purple and white?
If you want to create a flower bed in purple and white, you can choose from many plant combinations. For example, you can:
- Combine several flowers, perennials and shrubs in shades of white and purple.
- Plant different colors of the same flower
- Choose a multicolored flower that has purple and white flowers
The look of the flower bed also plays an important role. For example, if it should be a low flower bed, then opt for low-growing plants such as groundcovers. Flowerbeds with different heights look equally beautiful. For this, you can combine ground covers with perennial plants. The choice of plants can also vary depending on the season. In our picture gallery you will find many planting combinations for purple and white in the flower bed. Let yourself be inspired!
The most beautiful planting combinations of spring flowers
There are many spring flowers that bloom both in white and in beautiful shades of purple. We will now give you some examples of how to create the flower bed in the spring in this wonderful color combination.
Combine white tulips with purple ornamental leeks.
From lilac to purple to magenta, ornamental leeks come in many different shades of purple. Less well known but equally beautiful is the white ornamental leek. Both can also be planted together in the flower bed.
Combine tulips in white and purple for the flower beds in the spring.
In combination with dark purple hyacinths white tulips come out quite well
White and purple flowering hyacinths look beautiful in the flower bed and smell wonderful
Combine white and purple ornamental leeks in the garden
In spring crocuses also bloom in beautiful white and purple shades
Yellow crocuses beautifully complement the purple and white color palette
Create flower bed in purple and white with two-tone tulips
A small bed with pansies in white-purple
Combine purple alliums with white peonies for beautiful late spring blooms
Color combination white-purple for beautiful flowering in summer and autumn
The spring flowers have already faded? Don’t worry, because there are also many flowers and perennials that impress in summer and fall with their beautiful blooms in white and purple.
Snapdragons in different shades are perfect for the flower bed in bloom
Sage with purple and white flowers for the flower bed in summer
Delphinium in purple, white and purple shades is perfect for more height in the flower bed
A pretty flowerbed of purple petunias, white lobelia and purple verbena
Geraniums and petunias are a classic planting combination for the flower bed
Hydrangeas are the perfect ornamental shrubs for summer flower bed
Flower bed with lavender and white ground cover roses