Planting Blue Flowers In Your Garden
By Lee Dobbins
Blue garden flowers can add a splash of unique color to your yard. You can buy
blue and blue purple perennials and annuals to enhance your garden design. Plant
them in a section for all blue flowers or mix them in with your other colors for
a more varied look.
When planting flowers, be sure to follow the instructions for planting locations
and maintenance. Buying plants that thrive in the conditions in which you intend
to grow them will give you a much fuller and easier to care for garden. A plant
that needs full sun will not grow to your expectations if it is planted in the
Make sure you water and fertilize youre your blue garden flowers according to
the instructions and you will be rewarded with big luscious blooms. Pinching off
the dead flowers will help the plant to grow fuller and produce more flowers.
Other things to consider when planting blue garden flowers include:
Bloom Time what timeframe the plant will flower in planting flowers in the
same areas that have different blooming times will insure a succession of blooms
throughout the growing season.
Size make sure you plant the taller plants in the back so they dont obscure
the view of the shorter growing flowers.
Below is a list of some blue and purple colored flowers for your garden:
Verbena - Babylon Blue - Purply blue flower petals on this early bloomer that is
great for window boxes and planters.
Catmint - Walkers - This blue flowering perennial shows deep lavender blue
flowers on long spikes. It graces us by blooming from June to September and
grows to about 10" tall. It does best in a fully sunny spot but can withstand
some afternoon shade. Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and bees.
Corydalis, Blue Panda - This plant produces fragrant stringy sky blue flowers.
It blooms in late spring, and sometimes again in fall. Can grow to 12 and likes
partial shade with a rich soil.
Caspian, Blue Indigo - Blue pea shaped flowers bloom on stalks that grow up to 5
feet tall. The flowers that bloom in mid to late summer can last for several
weeks. Plant in full sun or partial shade and sandy soil.
Cascade, Purple Rockcress - This ground cover grows 3 to 6 tall and is perfect
for growing between rocks and in crevices. Deep blue flowers bloom in early to
mid spring. Plant in moderate soil in the full sun or partial shade.
Scabiosa - Butterfly Blue - This bushy perennial is more of a lavender blue
perennial plant with 2" flower petals that bloom from June to October. Plant in
the full sunlight - deadheading after first bloom will encourage repeat sports.
This flower attracts the most fabulous creatures - butterflies and hummingbirds.
Bachelors Button - This has bright blue thistle like blossoms and will grow to
24". It shows its blooms in late summer to early fall - cut down after first
bloom for another bloom later in the season. Plant in the full sunlight.
Campanula, Blue Carpet - Flowers in bright blue to lilac bloom for weeks in the
middle of summer. A low growing perennial, this grows to 2 4 and prefers full
sun and a well drained soil.
Bellflower - Enjoy bright violet blue blooms all summer with this plant that
grows to 30 tall. Can grow in partial shade or full sun and likes well drained
Penstemon, Blue Buckle - Tubular shaped blooms in blue to purple from mid summer
to early fall. Plant grows 12 to 15 and prefers well drained soil with either
full or partial sun.
Balloon Flower - Sentimental Blue - This shorter plant has medium blue flowers
that puff up before It blooms in. It can get to about 8" and likes to grow in a
fully sunny spot.
Petunia, Blue Spark Cascadia - Lavender blue flowers adorn this long blooming
plant that produces flowers from early spring until frost. Grows 6 to 8 but can
have longer cascades when grown in planters. Will grow in partial shade or full
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