Most flowers that are thought to be blue actually lean toward lavender or purple, that is why it is not easy to find flowers in shades of blue. Some tend to change due to sunlight. If you are looking for the best flowers for your garden, then below is a list of blue flowers that will transform your garden.
The Amsonia got its name “the Blue Star” due to its star shape. Apart from having nice seed pods, these types of flowers can stay lovely for weeks to give your garden that fresh look. In the fall, their deep blue flowers and narrow lance-shaped leaves burst into gold.
All the species that fall under the Agapanthus always have a large cluster of flowers in shades of blue or white. Most people refer to it as the Lily of the Nile. It is also known as the African blue Lily or just African Lily because their flowers are lily-like. Grown from a fleshy rhizome, they can survive in cooler areas if you wish to store them for the winter.
Borago officinalis (Borage)
They are considered as herbs because of their medicinal qualities. They are also culinary herbs and have a flavor and scent similar to cucumbers. Although their leaves are somewhat prickly as they mature, they will give your garden a lively blue blossom
Caryopteris x clandonensis
In late summer, you should expect the Caryopteris x clandonensis to create a hazy of blue. Its flowers are full of nectar meaning bees will always buzz around it. They are referred to as sub-shrub because they have woody stems.
Baptisia australis belongs to the pea family and you can tell that if you take a closer look at its leaves and flowers. This popular native American plant that makes blue dyes is commonly known as the blue false indigo. It takes time before it establishes itself but once it does that, it sends down a deep tap root.
If you are looking for charming wild flowers for your garden then look no further. Also known as the Cornflowers or Bachelor’s Button the Centaurea cyanus flowers are spiky disks that somewhat resemble thistles without the thorns.
They are known as the gardening legends. They grow in shady and moist shelter in the mountains of south-eastern Tibet making them impossible to grow in other parts.But if you can go an exra mile and recreate the climate of Tibet then you will have the best garden in the neighborhood.
Nigella damascena got its name from its hairy dill-like foliage surrounding the flowers. Being a freely seeding annual flower, you will be surprised to find it tuck throughout the garden. You will have to scatter its seeds if you want to see it all over the garden because they do not like being moved.
Pulmonaria officinalis (Lungwort)
I am sure you are familiar with the variegated leaf varieties of the Pulmonaria officinalis. Some are washed with silver and others are dotted with white. They look good in all the seasons and look even better in a woodland setting.
Salvia guaranitica “Black and Blue”
Blue and black always blend well. This striking combination of blue flowers and black sepals will change the face of your garden. The “Black and Blue” is popular as an annual in cooler zones and also taller as compared to other annual salvias.