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Forest Pansy Redbud

Plants with purple foliage

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”

Alice Walker, The Color Purple

The color purple definitely demands attention.  In the landscape, a purple plant can act as a focal point, a backdrop or used for contrast. Unlike plants with purple flowers, plants with purple leaves give you color all season long and breaks up the monotony of all the green foliage. Here are some examples of plants with purple foliage that will make you stop dead in your tracks.

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Crimson Queen Maple

SHRUBS

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Royal Purple Smokebush

PERENNIALS

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Black Negligee Snakeroot

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