Blue flowers are some of the most striking plants around and can
add a rich splash of color to any garden. Plant them in a cluster of
all blue or mix them in with other flowers for a rainbow of color.
When planting flowers, it is important to remember to follow the
instructions on the tag for the plant. Always buy plants that will
thrive in the conditions in which you intend to grow them. A plant
that loves sun will not do well in a shady area and you will only be
disappointed with the results.
When planning your garden, be aware of the bloom time of the
flowers. Planting perennials with different bloom times near each
other will insure a garden that has blooms all season long.
Remember also to plan for the height of the plants, putting the
taller ones in the back.
Consider the flowers on the list below for your garden.
Polemonuim aka Blue Pearl - A compact plant with deep sky blue
flowers that grows to 10". It blooms in late spring to early
summer. Plant in partial shade and in well drained soil.
Blue Sea Holly - This dramatic plant has a lavender blue cone like
flower with long spiked petals. It grows to 30" and is a favorite for
dried flower arrangements. Plant in full sun - blooms in mid to late
Delphinium aka Butterfly Blue - Bright blue delicate flowers adorn a
plant that blooms in early to mid summer. It reaches 10" tall and
prefers a sunny location with rich moist soil.
Campanula aka Blue Carpet - Bright blue to lilac colored flowers
bloom for weeks in the middle of summer. This low growing
perennial grows to 4" and prefers full sun with well-drained soil.
Penstemon aka Blue Buckle - This plant has tubular shaped blooms
in blue to purple and flowers in mid summer to early fall. It grows
to 15" and likes well-drained soil with full or partial sun.
Hydrangea aka Nikko Blue - Gigantic clumps of blue flowers adorn
this shrub for most of the summer. In the fall, the flowers turn a
golden color. This plant is a new variety that prefers rich soil but
will grow in shade, partial sun, or full sun.
Vinca - Medium blue flowers and glossy green leaves form a carpet
that grows to about 6" tall and blooms in mid spring. This plant
will grow in most soil conditions, in the shade or sun.
Ajuga aka Bronze Beauty - This short bushy plant has spikes of
blue flowers that grows quickly. Great as a ground cover or in
raised beds. It blooms in spring and prefers a shady area.
Scabiosa aka Butterfly Blue - A bushy perennial with lavender blue
flowers that bloom from June to October. This plant likes full sun
and attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
Verbena aka Babylon Blue - Blue purple flowers petals adorn a
plant that blooms in early spring. Great for window boxes and
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