Ultra Violet: How to apply Pantone’s color of the year to your garden

Five purple plants you can grow yourself

Pantone’s color of the year implies “originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking.” Want to add a little of that spunk to your garden? Try these:

Ajuga

Illustration by Lauren Tamaki

Ajuga

This colorful groundcover has glossy leaves and looks good year-round.

verbena

Illustration by Lauren Tamaki

Verbena

Verbena is long-blooming and tolerates hot, dry summers.

False Shamrock

Illustration by Lauren Tamaki

Purple and black false shamrock

Purple leaves edged with black look great in borders.

lavender

Illustration by Lauren Tamaki

Lavender

These fragrant plants fit well in herb gardens or perennial beds.

purple basil

Illustration by Lauren Tamaki

Purple basil

A member of the mint family, basil is one of the easiest herbs to grow.

This article originally appeared in our Summer 2018 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.

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