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23/04/2013 at 10:44
I'm looking to grow a climber in a south facing area of my garden, I'm particularly interested in the plant having interesting foliage, preferably purple. Any suggestions? My colour theme is orange, purple, green and white for that bit of the garden, and I'm a seed sowing addict so any plants that I can grow in my un heated greenhouse would be nice Moon on a stick...
23/04/2013 at 11:19

Not quite purple, more a coppery colour - clematis montana 'Warwickshire Rose'. I have one, and have given away several rooted cuttings. Unlike other montanas it looks attractive all season. 

http://charlottesplot.com/tag/clematis-montana-warwickshire-rose/

23/04/2013 at 11:28
My goodness, Goldilocks! You're my very own plant guru! Please don't think I'm obsessed with purple though!
23/04/2013 at 11:36

Can think of a lot more troubling obsessions. Nutcutlet prowls round garden centres sniffing Crown Imperial bulbs!  

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/plants/crown-imperials/79175.html

23/04/2013 at 12:35

the male Artic Kiwi (Actinidia Arguta) has nice coloured leaves.

Bill

23/04/2013 at 20:19
Gold1locks wrote (see)

 Nutcutlet prowls round garden centres sniffing Crown Imperial bulbs!  

 

That's true, but I have a plant called Phuopsis stylosa which has a pungency that's almost as good and it's in the leaves, not the flowers so I can have my fix at any time of year.

 

23/04/2013 at 20:24
I grow cotinus royal purple as a wall trained plant in my front garden. Nothing more "purple" than that I think
23/04/2013 at 21:20
Just looked up all the newly suggested plants and am mulling it over lovely suggestions, thanks all!!

And more than plants, I've learned obsessions are ok too.

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