Purple Bouquet is AWESOME! It is the variety on the right. Next to it is Hidcote Pink, and to the left of that is Folgate. Purple Bouquet blooms a bit later than the other two so it isn’t quite in its full bloom in this picture.
The plant is not very large. This plant is in its 4th summer.
Purple Bouquet lives up to its name. It produces a longer stemmed flower than many other Angustifolias and it holds up well when dried. The fragrance is strong and pleasing.
- Zone: 5a to 8b
- Height: 18″ – 20″
- Spread: 24″ – 30″
- Sun: Full
- Soil: Well-drained, dry
- Bloom: Early summer, produces 2nd bloom
- Leaves: Vibrant green
- Flowers: Brilliant dark purple
We like this variety for making lovely dried bouquets. Because we have so much wind at our farm, our stem length tends to be a bit shorter than stem lengths on farms more protected or inland.
For Comparison here is an image taken June 30, 2015 of six varieties in our field. The Grosso and Provence weren’t yet in bloom in this image.