We Love New Ideas For Blue Flowers

 

 

Blue flowers in the garden can be difficult to find naturally. We can find it in the different hues of the Hydrangea, Irises and other great garden plants. Blue is traditionally the color of peace and calm. It is said to bring serenity in our lives.

No matter what zone we live in, there are plants with blue in then that can fit into our garden needs. Here are ten blue flowers with tips for sun and soil need, plus some growing tips for each.

 

Cornflower “Centaurea cyanus”

Photo by: John

TYPE OF PLANT

Annual

SOIL NEEDS

Well-drained

SUNLIGHT NEEDS

Full Sun

GROWING ZONE

2-11

GROWING TIP

Cornflower do not transplant very well.  Instead of starting them indoors, sow the seed in the fall or early spring outside.

 

Globe Thistle “Echinops ritro”

Photo by: Heather & Mike

TYPE OF PLANT

Perennial

SOIL NEEDS

Well-drained

SUNLIGHT NEEDS

Full Sun / Partial Shade

GROWING ZONE

3 – 9

GROWING TIP

Be sure to deadhead for continuous blooms

 

Iris “Iris sibirica”

Photo by: amy

TYPE OF PLANT

Perennial

SOIL NEEDS

Moist

SUNLIGHT NEEDS

Full Sun / Partial Shade

GROWING ZONE

3 – 9

GROWING TIP

Irises love wet feet.  They grow best near ponds or streams

 

Hydrangea “Hydrangea macrophylla”

Photo by: Jim, the Photographer

TYPE OF PLANT

Perennial

SOIL NEEDS

Moist, Well-drained

SUNLIGHT NEEDS

Full Sun / Partial Shade

GROWING ZONE

4 – 9

GROWING TIP

Having acidic soil will help our hydrangeas turn a clearer blue

 

Empire Blue’ Butterfly Bush “Buddleia davidii”

Photo by: Forest and Kim Starr

TYPE OF PLANT

Perennial

SOIL NEEDS

Well-drained

SUNLIGHT NEEDS

Full Sun

GROWING ZONE

5 – 10

GROWING TIP

Buddleia is one of the most fragrant shrubs and is almost guaranteed to attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

 

 

Check out some more blue plants on the “Next Page”

 

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