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 instructions for planting locations and maintenance. Buying plants that thrive in 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 shade.
Make sure you water and fertilize you’re your blue garden flowers according to instructions and you will be rewarded with big luscious blooms. Pinching off dead flowers will help plant to grow fuller and produce more flowers.
Other things to consider when planting blue garden flowers include:
• Bloom Time – what timeframe plant will flower in – planting flowers in same areas that have different blooming times will insure a succession of blooms throughout growing season.
• Size – make sure you plant taller plants in back so they don’t obscure view of 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.