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Echinacea purpurea

Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea

Bristly, oblong, 3–4-in.-long leaves form a 2-ft. wide, dense foliage clump from which rise spar...

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Eragrostis spectabilis (photo courtesy of Gilles Delacroix/Garden World Images)

Purple Love Grass

Eragrostis spectabilis

Native from Maine to Minnesota, south to Florida, Arizona, and Mexico. Light green leaves form a compa...

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Purple Muhly

Muhlenbergia rigida

From Texas and New Mexico. Green clump to 2 ft. high and wide, producing 3-ft. spikes of brownish purp...

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Purple Needle Grass

Nassella pulchra

The classic native California bunch grass, growing to about 3 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide. Blooms in late ...

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Purple Orchid Tree

Bauhinia variegata

Native to India, China. The plant is hardy to 22°F/–6°C. Most frequently planted bauhini...

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Purple Osier

Salix purpurea

From Europe, North Africa, central and eastern Asia. To 15 ft. high and wide, with purple branches. Na...

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Purple raspberry

Raspberry (Purple)

For ornamental species, see Rubus; see separate listings for black raspberries and red raspbe...

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Purple Sage

Salvia leucophylla

Graceful plant to 3–5 ft. high with equal or greater width; arching branches have upturned tips,...

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Aristida purpurea (photo courtesy of Scott Calhoun)

Purple Three-Awn

Aristida purpurea

Native to the western two-thirds of the U.S. and Canada and to northern Mexico. This warm-season bunch...

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Purslane

Portulaca oleracea

The unimproved form is thought to have originated in India; it’s an edible weed with tiny yellow...

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Pussy Willow

Salix discolor

Native to the eastern United States. Grows 15 to 25 ft. tall, 12 to 15 ft. wide. Slender red-brown ste...

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Antennaria dioica

Pussy-toes

Antennaria dioica

Forms inch-high mats of woolly foliage that slowly spread among rocks, between paving stones, or at fr...

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