Purple Patchwork Annual Collection
Purple Patchwork Annual Collection

Purple Patchwork Annual Collection

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SKU: S87334
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Quick Facts
Common Name: Annual Collection
Hardiness Zone: Annual Exposure: Part Shade
Mature Height: 6-36"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
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Anyone with a passion for purple will love this colorful annual collection, featuring the grape-colored flower clusters of Heliotrope ‘Fragrant Delight’ and the iridescent purple and green foliage of Strobilanthes dyerianus (Persian Shield). The tricolored orange, violet and white flowers of Impatiens Patchwork™ Cosmic Orange add a bold pop of contrasting color while Ipomoea 'Sweet Caroline Light Green' (PP 15,028) adds a trailing train of lime. 5 plants total, quantities listed below. Container not included.

  • 1 Impatiens Patchwork Cosmic Orange
  • 2 Strobilanthes dyerianus
  • 1 Heliotropium Fragrant Delight
  • 1 Ipomoea Sweet Caroline Light Green (PP 15,028)

Some plants require more space in container gardens than others. To accommodate the 5 plants in this collection, we recommend a container at least 16″ in diameter and 12″ deep.

This collection is shown in our Cretan Pot Andreas, which is sold separately. Click here to order.


Every state has agricultural regulations that restrict the shipment of certain plants. We're sorry, but we cannot ship this item to the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Alabama.


The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. We also ship a wide range of containers and planters, tools, supplies, fertilizers, garden wear, garden decor items, as well as indoor decorations like wreaths and dried bouquets when available. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the green Shipping Details box for each item. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at the expected time of delivery.


We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.



Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (4 Reviews) Write a Review

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Gorgeous, Interesting, Easy to Grow

This is an easy to grow, beautiful collection that makes my patio look like something out of a home & garden magazine! Everyone remarks about how striking the chartreuse Ipomoea Sweet Caroline is against the purples. It's a great mix of textures and colors. Thank you, White Flower Farm, for making me look like a WAY better gardener than I really am!

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Worth the price

I never ordered a container collection before because I always thought I could gather plants on my own for less money. But last year I ordered the Purple Patchwork, planted them in a large container, and placed on a stand in the backyard in an area which gets filtered light for several hours but no direct sun. The container turned into the colorful centerpiece of our shady back yard. Each plant grew beautifully and bloomed until late fall. I will order this collection again and will try others!

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Disappointed after years of ordering

I have ordered collections since 2015. In 2020 I ordered 4 of the Purple Patchwork. The heliotrope and inpatients were a major disappointment as they were spindly and barely visible in most pots. The Ipomoea rapidly over took 2/3rds of the pots by mid summer despite pinching it back. I definitely have at least a half day of shade for these pots. I will not be ordering this collection again, but will resort to others I’ve enjoyed more.

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Vigorous bloomer

This collection of plants arrived very vigorous and was flowering within a week. It's a beautiful display that just keeps growing. I have it in total shade with late day sun.

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Choosing a pot and growing mix: In addition to our Annual Collections, most of the plants we offer can be grown, either singly or in combination, in containers. Any container with a drainage hole in the bottom will suit. The growing medium in containers must drain much more quickly than garden soil.

Planting: Begin by adding potting mix to the container until the container is about 3/4 full. (If you use a dry, peat-moss-based mix, you must first moisten it by placing it in a plastic tub or a wheelbarrow and slowly adding water until the mix is moist but not soggy.) Next, set the plants on the mix one by one, spacing them much more closely than you would when planting them in the ground. Put the tallest plants in the center of the container. Surround them with the shorter, mounding plants, and put trailing plants along the edge. When you are pleased with your arrangement, add potting mix to bring the level to within an inch or so of the container's rim and firm lightly. Finally, water thoroughly.

Container care: Plants in containers need special care. They dry out more quickly than plants in the ground; in the heat of summer, you may have to water them daily. Because of the need for frequent watering, nutrients soon wash out the bottom of the pot. To keep annuals growing and flowering, we suggest you water with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer mixed as directed, every other week in summer. (Other plants—bulbs, perennials, and shrubs—need less fertilizer; a half-strength solution applied once a month through August is enough.) Our Vermont Compost Plus is a mix of 10 ingredients, organic and mineral, that will revitalize last year's potting soil and slowly release nutrients throughout the season. All-Bloom Fertilizer is a 15-30-15 product that can be diluted in water and applied regularly during the growing season. Finally, to look their best, all plants in containers need regular grooming. Remove spent flowers regularly and prune vigorous growers to keep them in check.

Preparing for winter: In climates where winter temperatures drop well below freezing, containers should generally be dismantled in fall. Bring tender plants indoors or toss them on the compost heap; plant hardy bulbs, perennials, and shrubs in the ground. Most containers should be emptied of potting mix and stored under cover; only plastic and fiberglass pots can be left out over winter without cracking. In mild-winter climates—say, Zone 8 (10°F) and warmer—hardy plants can generally be left outdoors in containers with little risk either to the plants or to the pots.

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