I love the way these purple balls just seem to float in the air in the border bed out front. If you want alot of bang for your buck, these are the most economical Alliums for the garden. They bloom the entire month of June and look great for quite some time after they fade.
Another budget friendly summer bloomer is Liatris which is also called Gayfeather or Blazing Star. I have some white ones too, but the purples are my favorites. The bees and butterflies adore these blossoms. In addition the Gold Finches are comical bouncing on the long sturdy stems while awaiting their turn at the finch sock feeder.
This Blue Vervain is a native perennial that is both edible & medicinal. It was added to the garden last summer and has doubled if not tripled in size. I’m hoping to spread it around a bit since I love the airy branching and purplish blue spikes of color. In addition it blooms all summer which is a great asset in any plant. What are some of your favorite purple blooms this time of year?