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5 purple flowers for a soothing garden


Do you want to have a flowery and peaceful exterior? Purple flowers bring softness and comfort, they will find favor in your eyes.

Neither pink nor purple, mauve stands out as a timeless and delicate color for a garden that is both elegant and visually relaxing.

Here is a selection of flowers that could find their place between your beds and your lawn.

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Lavender and its fragrance reminiscent of summer.

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From the Lamiaceae family, lavender is one of the best-known purple flowers.

Coming mainly from the western Mediterranean basin and India, this perennial sub-shrub which can reach 1.30 meters in height, needs well-drained soil, ordinary to poor and exposed to the sun to develop.

During the summer, it thus reveals a pretty flowering grouped in terminal spikes at the top of its fine slender branches and its bushy silver-grey foliage, in the shape of a ball, which shines in the sun.

The scent released by lavender is reminiscent of bergamot and rosemary and is very popular with pollinating insects, such as bees.

Lavender can also be dried to scent cupboards or decorate a room.

As for its therapeutic virtues, they no longer need to be proven, between its disinfectant effects and its antispasmodic properties or those against anxiety.

Read alsoLavender: how and when to prune it?


Wisteria, to dress up a space.

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Wisteria is an imposing and majestic climbing plant, which belongs to the fabaceae family.

It originated in East Asia and the United States.

It is recommended to plant it in poor or ordinary soil with a sunny exposure.

However, avoid an axis of air currents and stagnant water.

The wisteria, with its deciduous foliage, lets the show operate during the spring with its flowers in hanging clusters about thirty centimeters long, which is why it is often used to decorate facades or pergolas.

However, it is recommended to prune it once a year to prevent it from getting too comfortable along your home.

Read the fileJasmine, dipladenia, wisteria... All about climbing plants

The Lilac

The lilac, a must in the garden.

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The lilac, which blooms in spring, is a hardy shrub that belongs to the Oleaceae family and comes from Europe.

It can easily exceed six meters in height and four in width on average.

Requiring well-drained soil, even calcareous, rich or neutral, it also needs maximum sunshine or light shade.

The ideal is to place it in a place where you pass regularly to be able to smell the soft and delicate perfume that emanates from its flowers in the form of generous pyramidal clusters.

Read alsoHow to propagate lilacs?


The lupine and its flower spikes.

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Lupine, very fine and slender, is an ornamental plant of the fabaceae family, which can be around one meter high.

Installed in the sun or in partial shade in a soil that is well drained, deep and light or slightly acidic, it will provide generous flowering during spring and summer.

With large, tight flower stalks in the shape of conical spikes and satiny dark green foliage, deciduous and in the form of lanceolate leaflets, the lupine can reach between 15 and 50 centimeters in height.

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Verbena reveals small delicate flowers.

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Verbena is an ornamental plant of the Verbenaceae family.

With evergreen dark green foliage to bring out the mauve, this perennial grown as an annual thrives in cool, well-drained soil.

With direct access to the rays of the sun or a little shade, it offers a tubular flowering of the most refined between the end of spring and the beginning of autumn.

Savored by pollinating insects such as butterflies, it should be maintained by regularly removing faded flowers.

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-03-22

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