Blue/Purple plant

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Blue/Purple plant

Postby Damian » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:28 pm

Hi, Im after a Blue or Purple plant to put in a pot. Im in Sydney and it would get 6 hours of sun a day. The pot will be around 2 foot by 1 foot . Im just after lots of colour. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Re: Blue/Purple plant

Postby the_wild_morton » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:34 pm

You can't go wrong with violets. They are relatively easy to grow and have a rich blue/purple colour.
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Re: Blue/Purple plant

Postby Damian » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:00 pm

Thanks wild, I'm after something perennial. Ideally it would grow up to 60cm to 1m tall and not spread to far beyond the pots diameter. And be hay fever friendly. Not asking much, hey.
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Re: Blue/Purple plant

Postby the_wild_morton » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:15 pm

Perennial sage is allergy-friendly. There are also blue varieties of it. It typically likes lots of sunlight, but 6 hours of it should be enough if the exposure's good. Aside from that it's hardy and easily grown in pots like the one you have if I'm picturing it right. :-?

http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dict ... nnial/sage
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Re: Blue/Purple plant

Postby Damian » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:59 am

Thanks again, Wild. I was hoping for something with a softer feel but the Sage is at the top of my list.
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Re: Blue/Purple plant

Postby Ceciele » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:52 pm

the_wild_morton wrote:You can't go wrong with violets. They are relatively easy to grow and have a rich blue/purple colour.


Agreed!! Violets are beautiful and just the colour your looking for
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Re: Blue/Purple plant

Postby Damian » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:39 pm

I ended up going with this....
https://www.planterspatch.com.au/evolvu ... -mind-pbr/

It does not have the height i wanted but i should be able to tuck it under the bbq on 40C+ days.

Thanks for your help.

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