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More Information About Blue Flowering Plants Feeling blue? Let blue flowering plants cheer you up. The color blue is rare in nature and because of that, blue flowering plants are very popular in gardens. The amount of blue-ness varies from genus to genus from a saturated royal blue, to sky blue, to a more purple tinted lavender blue. No matter which blue you want, we probably have it. When you are ready to buy blue flowering plants for your garden, check out our online list of blue flowering plants for sale. Some of the best blue flowering plants include: Gentiana – The undisputed king of the blue flowers. Deeply saturated and wonderful to look at. Agapanthus, Brunnera, Pulmonaria, Agastache (A lavender-blue for those who like a more muted color), Myosotis, Aster, Campanula, Stokesia, Lavandula, Veronica, Ajuga, Iris, Buddleia, Aconitum, Hepatica, Dentaria, Amsonia, Baptisia, Caryopteris, Ceratostigma, Cynara, Hydrangea, Ipheion This list of blue flowering plants is just the beginning. Check out the entire catalog of blue flowering plants. Don’t forget to read our many blog posts about Blue Flowering Plants.
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Blue Flowering Plants

Feeling blue? Let blue flowering plants cheer you up. The color blue is rare in nature and because of that, blue flowering plants are very popular in gardens. The amount of blue-ness varies from genus to genus from a saturated royal blue, to sky blue, to a more purple tinted lavender blue. No matter which blue you want, we probably have it. When you are ready to buy blue flowering plants for your garden, check out our online list of blue flowering plants for sale.
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Blue Flowering Plants

There are approximately 100+ Nature Hills perennials to choose from in this category. Because of the vast amount of choices, there is a high likelihood that you will choose the correct purple flowering perennial for your landscape. There is a wide variety to select from, so this increases your chances of creating a lovely and colorful landscape. Finding that perfect plant for a site will bring gratifying results. These stunning blue or purple flowering perennials are very popular for several reasons. When mixed with white flowering perennials and annuals, the blue and purple colors provide a stark and lovely contrast. These flowering perennials have extended blooming periods, so when one perennial blooming period is exhausted, one can have another ready to take its place. Placing several contrasting bloom colors in a certain area will definitely create outstanding focal points of interest. Try a white Daisy and Purple Rooster Bee Balm in a grouping; you will be amazed at the beauty of this combination every time you see it! For more in depth information click on the perennial pictures or call Nature Hills at 888.864.7663.
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These stunning blue or purple flowering perennials are very popular for several reasons. When mixed with white flowering perennials and annuals, the blue and purple colors provide a stark and lovely contrast. These flowering perennials have extended blooming periods, so when one perennial blooming period is exhausted, one can have another ready to take its place. Placing several contrasting bloom colors in a certain area will definitely create outstanding focal points of interest. Try a white Daisy and Purple Rooster Bee Balm in a grouping; you will be amazed at the beauty of this combination every time you see it! For more in depth information click on the perennial pictures or call Nature Hills at 888.864.7663.
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The color blue is rare in nature and because of that, blue flowering plants are very popular in gardens. The amount of blue-ness varies from a saturated royal blue, to sky blue, to a more purple tinted lavender blue.
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Blue Tulip The Blue Parrot tulip is an amethyst or mauve blue (left), and the Blue Amiable Triumph Tulip (right) is a deep blue. The frilly ruffled petal and large flower of the Parrot variety make these different from all other tulips, and are very showy. The Blue Parrot grows up to 20 inches tall, and blooms in mid Spring. Tulips like rich soil, composted and sandy for good drainage. The Blue Amiable Triumph Tulip (right) is bluest tulip in existence, and grows up to 22 inches tall, blooming in mid Spring. In a sunny, protected spot some of Tulip species bloom as early as February. Blotched and striped varieties are known as “broken” tulips. Until recently, Tulips used to come in all colors except blue. Other varieties range in height from short to vary tall (Darwin) and bloom generally from early Spring to early Summer. Tulips grow best in zones 3 to 8. Tulips require special treatment in warm climates. Some varieties, including the Parrot are sold as “blue” though actually lavendar or purple, so be watchful. Purchase at Holland Bulb Farms, Tulip World or Gardens of the North.
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Blue Veronica A prized addition to the perennial garden, the Blue Charm, left, and the Royal Candles, right are easy to grow and widely adaptable, and is comprised of tightly clustered soft blue flower spikes. Also known as Spiked Speedwell (Veronica spicata), there are other blue varieties such as Blue Giant, Crater Lake Blue, and the Sunny Border Blue. Nearly a true-blue, Sunny Border Blue was awarded the 1993 Perennial Plant of the Year, as named by the Perennial Plant Association. The flowers appear in early summer and continue for 6-8 weeks, growing from 2-3 feet tall with an 18 inch spread. They grow in full sun or light shade and in any good garden soil, and are hardy in zones 4-8. Available online from Millcreek Gardens, Van Bourgondien and are widely available at nurseries and garden shops.

Blue Larkspur Blue Larkspur (Delphinium scaposum) are iridescent blue in color, usually an intense royal blue (far left), and are sometimes lighter blue, such as the desert blue variety (right). The densely flowered spikes can grow to 6 feet tall, or even 8 feet (called giants). The more common varieties grow to 2 feet tall. Larkspur like full sun, and flower from Spring to mid Summer. Grown in all zones, Larkspur is an annual. On the immediate left is a lesser known Chinese variety, Delphinium kamaonense. These rich blue flowers bloom July to October, and plants grow up to 3 feet tall. Plants and seeds are widely available at nurseries and garden shops.
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Blue Forget-Me-Not This Chinese species (Cynoglossum amabile), called Blue Showers (left), is not a true Forget-Me-Not, but flowers very similar to the real thing, and is much less expensive. Their popularity is due in part to their hardiness in many climates. With eye-catching sky blue blooms, this annual self-sows 4 to 5 times a year in coastal climates, and at least once or twice a year in harsher climes, providing an endless succession of classic blueness in a bush style. Plants grow up to 18″ tall, and can be planted in zones 3-10. Seeds are available at American Meadows. The real Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis alpestris), Blue Ball or Bobo Blue (right), grows in ball-shaped plants with indigo blue flowers. Plants can reach up to 6″ in height, and are kept best in zones 3-8. Available from Bluestone Perennials and Renee’s Garden.
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Blue Hydrangea The Blue Moon hydrangea (shown here) is a hybrid (Hydrangea macrophylla), and thrives in shaded areas, such as the north side of a house, unlike other Hydrangeas (Nikko Blue) which require full sun. The shrubs grow into large mounds of green leaves dotted with long lasting 8 inch cobalt blue flowers (called droopy pom-poms or mopheads). This Hydrangea makes a beautiful hedge, growing 3 to 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide. The blue flower color depends on aluminum levels and acid soil pH. Flowers will be deep blue in acidic soil, lightening to a very pretty light blue to pink in alkaline conditions. If you have poor soil, add 3-4 tablespoons of aluminum sulfate to one gallon of water. Beginning in late Winter, drench the soil twice per month through late Summer. Acid soils usually contain plenty of aluminum. Hydrangeas prefer moist, fertile, well-drained soil. They are fully hardy in zones 7-11, but flower buds will be killed if temperatures drop to -10ºF (-23ºC). Hydrangeas shouldn’t be pruned except to remove old flowers. The Blue Moon hybrid is available online from Michigan Bulb Company.
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Blue Salvia Salvias (also known as Sages) flower for a long period, and do well in hot, dry conditions. They provide wonderful fragrance, and are some of the best summer-blooming annuals and perennials. The species (left), also known as Mealy Sage or Mealy-Cup Sage (Salvia farinacea), can reach three or four feet in height, with bright blue to lavender flowers. They are widely available at local nurseries, or online from Mountain Meadow Seeds. Bog Sage (Salvia uliginosa) is a late summer to fall bloomer with azure blue flowers on a steadily spreading plant (right). Salvias can be too aggressive in a formal area but great in a naturalized area. Salvias grow fairly rapidly, and less hardy types (usually grown as annuals) may reach 5 to 6 feet by the end of the season. There are also many Salvias that will stay low enough to be used at the front edge of flowerbeds. Another wonderful shorter blue variety is the Blue Oak Sage (Salvia chamaedryoides), available from Plant Delights Nursery. The plants form a nice mass to 18″ wide, with 12″ tall true sky-blue flowers blooming from early summer through early fall. Salvias enjoy well-drained humousy soil and full sun exposure.

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