Blue flowers are some of 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 instructions on tag for plant. Always buy plants that will thrive in conditions in which you intend to grow them. A plant that loves sun won't do well in a shady area and you will only be disappointed with results.
When planning your garden, be aware of bloom time of 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 height of plants, putting taller ones in back.
Below is a list of favorite blue flowering plants that you might want to consider for your garden:
Polemonuim, 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 summer.
Delphinium, Butterfly Blue - Bright blue delicate flowers adorn this plant that blooms in early to mid summer. It reaches 10" tall and prefers a sunny location with rich moist soil.
Campanula, Blue Carpet - Bright blue to lilac colored flowers bloom for weeks in middle of summer. This low growing perennial grows to 4" and prefers full sun with well drained soil.
Penstemon, 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.