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22 Blue Flowers That You Will Hate For Not Knowing Before

Blue flowers

Search “Rarest flowers in the world,” and you would surely come across images of some blue-colored flowers.

What does this suggest?

That it is an uncommon color.

And rare “topics” tend to have less information on them.

Well, not anymore.

This blog would discuss 22 types of blue flowers with their unique feature, growing conditions, and images.

So, ready to give it a go!

Blue Flower Meaning

The blue flower was a driving aspiration for the Romanticism movement in Europe which resonated with the ideas of artistic and musical development in the world.

Blue, as a color, represents love, calmness, desire and the thrive to reach the pinnacle. The same idea is represented by blue flowers.

Although rare in number, they fight the harsh conditions of the weather and soil and grow to spread subtle beauty and serenity around the earth.

Fun fact: At one side, blue is the most common color of nature and on the other, it is one of the rarest colors of flower; a great nature’s contrast.

Before we start, it has to be stated that blue represents every shade from arctic to light blue, indigo and navy blue.

We will discuss flowers according to their respective bloom season along with its complete details, including the soil requirement, size, sunlight demand, USDA Zone e.t.c.

Flowers for Summer

1. Agapanthus (Agapanthus praecox)

Agapanthus (Agapanthus praecox
Agapanthus grows in clusters

Popularly known as the “African Lily”, these small, unique flowers are in fact, a large cluster of petals growing over a stalk. One cluster may include up to 80 violet flowers.

This perennial sprouts to life in late spring or early summer and can be grown in outdoor lawns or indoor containers both.

Plant size 2-3 feet
Preferred soil No special requirement
USDA Zone 8-11
Sunlight Exposure Full sun but partial shade in bright sunlight
Grown from Seedling, growing from seed is quite rare
Unique fact: South Africa is the only place where Agapanthus grows naturally

2. Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia)

Himalayan Blue Poppy
Image Source Flickr

We can’t let you get away without testing your gardening skills! If you claim to be an expert, we bet you to grow this flower.

Because of specific growing conditions due to its nativeness to the mountains of Tibet, it will be hard to grow.

It has large and soft petals with golden stamens. It’s another of those flowers that can populate your shady corners of the garden.

Plant size 3-4 feet
Preferred soil Neutral to slightly acidic
USDA Zone 7-8
Sunlight Exposure Part shade
Grown from Seed as they are even more difficult to grow from transplants
Unique fact: The more alkaline the soil is, the more purple the flower will be.

3. Blue Star (Amsonia)

Blue Star (Amsonia)
Image Source Flickr

No extra marks for guessing the shape of these flowers!

Like many other types discussed before, they grow in large clusters. As for the leaves, they are bright green in color and have an emphasized central rib.

They are not very difficult to grow and hence could easily be a part of your thriving lawn.

As they are light in color so can be paired magnificently with dark-colored flowers like Black Dahlia.

Grown fromSeed, nursery seedlings

Plant size 2 feet
Preferred soil Neutral pH
USDA Zone 5-11
Sunlight Exposure Full sun, part shade
Unique fact: It was awarded the Perennial Plant of the Year in 2011.

4. Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)

Cornflower
Cornflower usually grows in cornfields

Also referred to as Bluebottles and Bachelor’s Buttons, these beautiful annual dark blue flowers usually grow in cornfields.

Due to their wide base and a large number of stamens, bees and butterflies are largely attracted to it.

You can easily plant it in your gardens because of the low maintenance and survival abilities.

Plant size 1-3 feet
Preferred soil Slightly alkaline
USDA Zone 2-11
Sunlight Exposure Full sun
Grown from Seeds (plant in early summer to get blooms in summer), they don’t transplant easily
Unique fact: Bachelors would wear this flower while courting hence the name. If the flower survived, it would mean their love was pure and lasting.

5. Morning Glory (Ipomoea)

Morning Glory

The morning glory flower is a bright blue climber annual which has different meanings and symbolization.

Since this navy blue flower unveils in the morning, it indicates the soaking of sun rays.

Because it has a short life span, it is also associated with the dying nature of love. Some, on the other hand, regard it as a flower of love and care.

Plant size 6-12 feet
Preferred soil Any
USDA Zone 3-10
Sunlight Exposure Full sun
Grown from Grown easily from seed
Unique fact: They grow and die within a day.

Blue Flowers in Fall

6. Bluebeard (Caryopetirus)

Bluebeard (Caryopetirus)
Image Source Flickr

Bluebeard plants or the Blue Mist Shrubs are shrubs that spring with small flowers that are clustered around the long stamens.

It gives off a Eucalyptus aroma when rubbed and blooms at the start of fall.

They attract hummingbirds and butterflies towards their petals but are otherwise resistant to pests.

They are great to be grown in a garden because they require less care and are tolerant to drought.

Plant size 2-5 feet
Preferred soil Alkaline & well-drained
USDA Zone 5-9
Sunlight Exposure Full sun
Grown from Seed (collect their fruit, harvest the seeds and put them in moist moss before placing inside a refrigerator for three months. Then sow them.), Stem cutting
Unique fact: They are resistant to deers as well.

7. Larkspur (Delphinium)

Larkspur
Image Source Flicker

With a long stalk bearing a series of blue blooms, Larkspur can magically enchant you garden in the fall season.

This is an annual species and needs a low temperature before germination.

They, like the Viola, can grow in varieties of blue and hence create pleasing combinations.

They symbolize lightheartedness and carefreeness and can be placed as accents in vases, baskets and blue flower bouquets.


All parts of this plant are poisonous, so it should not be grown in the garden where kids or animals are easily accessible.

Plant size 1-3 feet
Preferred soil Well-drained with no specific pH requirement
USDA Zone 2-10
Sunlight Exposure Part Sun
Grown from Seeds
Unique fact: Dried Larkspur was kept in stables to limit the witches from drawing spells on the animals in historic times.

8. Blue Daisy (Felicia amelloides)

Blue Daisy (Felicia amelloides)
Image Source Flickr

How can one expect any discussion of flowers without the mention of daisies!

Blue daisies are light blue flowers and have those characteristic long, thin petals but a yellow center.

They are easy to grow and require little maintenance; hence, a favorite of many gardeners. Some basic gardening equipment and you are good to go!

Plant size 14-18 inches
Preferred soil Soil shouldn’t be wet
USDA Zone 9-10
Sunlight Exposure Full Sun
Grown from Spring beddings or seeds (plant them in peat containers 6-8 weeks before the last frost)
Unique fact: Attract butterflies due to the bright yellow carpels.

9. Veronica (Veronica spicata)

Veronica (Veronica spicata)
Image Source Flickr

This wild blue plant is similar to the Larkspur with long stalks and blue flowers.

It is originally from Europe and is preferred by gardeners for its enhanced resistance to harsh climate and soil conditions.

It is called spiked speedwell commonly and is a type of line flowers (which gives bouquets height).

They can be paired with focal flowers in vases and containers inside the house.

Plant size 1-3 feet
Preferred soil Well-drained. Can grow in all pH but the number of flowers on a stem will vary
USDA Zone 3-8
Sunlight Exposure Full Sun
Grown from Seeds
Unique fact: The name honors Saint Veronica, who is believed to give handkerchief to Jesus so he could wipe his face en route to Calvary.

10. Madagascar Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus)

Madagascar Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus)
Image Source Flickr

These tiny blue-purple flowers bloom with five petals and are known for their creeping capabilities. Their leaves are dark green in color, and they can sprawl anywhere.

If you want a quick ground cover, this is the flower for you. It comes in other colors of pink, red and white.

Plant size 6-18 inches
Preferred soil pH 4-8
USDA Zone Outside 10 – 11
Sunlight Exposure Full sun, part shade
Grown from Seed (but that is slow), nursery transplant, stem cutting (but you have to root the stem)
Unique fact: 2000 pounds of dried periwinkle leaves are needed to extract just 1g of vinblastine.

Winter flowers

11. Cyclamen (Cyclamen hederifolium)

These small blue flowers are characterized by long stems and twisted flowers that grow in shades of pink, red and white other than the relevant color of lavender.

They have dark green, heart-shaped leaves and are usually kept as potted houseplants in winters (bloom from November to March)

Plant size 6-9” tall
Preferred soil Well-drained and slightly acidic
USDA Zone Outside 9 – 11
Sunlight Exposure Part shade
Grown from Plant seedling (because growing it by seed would take 18 months to see the first result)
Unique fact: They are fed to pigs to enhance the flavor of their meat.

12. Siberian Squill (Scilla siberica)

Siberian Squill
Image Source Pinterest

The Siberian Squill is easily identified due to its long-pointy green leaves and bell-shaped intense blue flowers.

They would replenish your frozen garden yard with a flair of ‘deliciously’ looking blue, although it shouldn’t be treated as edible :p

You should grow it outdoors and they look the most amazing when grown in series. It will either have five or six petals.

Plant size 4-6 inches
Preferred soil Any pH
USDA Zone 2-8
Sunlight Exposure Full or Partial
Grown from Bulbs
Unique fact: It can become invasive and the spread is difficult to stop as it can resprout from its broken roots.

13. Viola (Viola)

Viola (Viola)
Image Source Flickr

There are over 500 species of the cute Voila flower, among which some are blue in color. Even in blue colors, varieties exist:

Some have yellow patches while others flaunt with white and red patterns. They have a sweet scent and looks exactly like the wings of a flying butterfly.

You can complement them artistically with different colors of the same flower.

Plant size 6-10 inches tall
Preferred soil Moist with a pH of 5-6
USDA Zone 3-8
Sunlight Exposure Full Sun or part shade
Grown from Seeds or seedling (don’t persist on buying ones that already have flowers; they will not transplant easily)
Unique fact: They are edible and can be a part of salads.

Flowers in Spring

14. Bellflower (Campanula)

Bellflower
Image Source Wallpaperflare

One could easily mistake a bellflower for an artificial, fabric-constructed flower; such are its edges emphasized. The black stems also look like lamp extensions.

These dark blue flowers with a distinctive bell shape can easily replenish your yard’s beauty which gets hit by winter coldness.

There are more than 500 species of this flower and also grow in colors of pink, violet and white.

Plant size Depend on species
Preferred soil pH 6-8
USDA Zone 3-9
Sunlight Exposure Full Sun
Grown from Seed or stem cuttings
Unique fact: There is a legend about Venus who had a mirror that only depicted beautiful things. She lost the mirror one day and sent Cupid to find it. Cupid accidentally dropped the mirror after finding it and it shattered into many pieces each growing bell-shaped flowers from the ground.

15. Colorado Columbine (Aquillegia)

Colorado Columbine (Aquillegia)
Image Source Flickr

You simply can’t stop loving Columbine flower. The light blue flower grows in two levels:

The petals on the lower level are blue while the upper one contains white petals with yellow carpels.

It belongs to the Ranunculaceae family and is commonly known as the Rocky Mountain Columbine. Like the Periwinkle, it also contains five petals.

Plant size 20-22 inches tall
Preferred soil No special requirement
USDA Zone 3-8
Sunlight Exposure Full sun to part shade
Grown from Seed or nursery seedling
Unique fact: Got the Award of Garden Merit for its exemplary capabilities.

16. Anemone (Anemone nemorosa)

Anemone (Anemone nemorosa)
Anemones can have dark blue to purple color

Also called as “wind flower”, this bloom springs from spring to fall and comes in all shapes and sizes.

Some species have overlapping blue-purple flowers, while others have five to six petals each.

Anemones represent love and loyalty, thus it could ideally be a part of blue flower bouquet for your loved ones on special occasions like Anniversaries and Valentines.

Plant size Depends on the variety (0.5-4 feet)
Preferred soil Slightly acidic to neutral
USDA Zone 5-10
Sunlight Exposure Full sun and partial sun
Grown from Tubers
Unique fact: “Wind flower” asserts that the wind that opens up the petals will also blow away the dead petals.

17. Iris (Iris sibirica)

Iris is a herbaceous perennial with wild-looking, big blue flowers are also called “Blue Moon”. It is characterized by purple or white veins on the petals and long, strong stalks.

They can be grown on sides of pools or ponds for an everlasting impact. After all, everyone wants to accentuate this part of the front yard!

Plant size 2-3 feet
Preferred soil Slightly acidic
USDA Zone 3-8
Sunlight Exposure Full sun and partial sun
Grown from Bulbs or seeds
Unique fact: The roots of Iris contains its fragrance.

18. Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla)

Brunnera (Brunnera macrophylla)
Brunnera is native to Eastern Europe and Northern Asia

Brunnera is light blue flowers, contains five petals, is tiny in size, and grows slowly.

With variegated leaves that provide a nice ground cover, you can mix and match other flowers with it.

You can also plant them along the boundaries of your garden fountains or along the pathways with solar flame lights.

Plant size 12-20 inches
Preferred soil No specific pH, moist soil
USDA Zone 3-9
Sunlight Exposure Partial to full shade
Grown from Seed
Unique fact: It resembles closely to the forget-me-not flower.

19. Lungwort

Lungwort
Image Source Flickr

If you are looking for dark blue flowers to brighten up your dark and shady corners of the garden, this is the flower for you.

It grows in early spring when there are barely any other flowers.

You would notice tiny hair on the leaves and stem of this plant which is an effort to reduce water loss due to transpiration.

Plant size 1 foot
Preferred soil Neutral to slightly alkaline
USDA Zone 4-8
Sunlight Exposure Partial to full shade
Grown from Seed (will take 4-7 weeks to germinate), nursery transplants
Unique fact: It is called “Soldiers and sailors” because it changes color from red to blue as it opens up.

Blue succulents:

It’s normal not to talk about succulents in a discussion of flowers.

Well, we are no normal!

To make this blog even more helpful, we will discuss the top types of blue succulents as well.

You can plant them in outdoor yards or smaller versions of them in mini succulent pots.

20. Blue Chalksticks

Blue Chalksticks
Blue Chalksticks are magical and unique

You see why they are called as such: They look like long, bluish-green chalks. They can grow as long as 18 inches and are a great ground cover.

If you are planning to grow it in a container, sow seeds when the temperature is warm,

or if you want to grow it from cuttings, remove a leaf from the existing plant and allow it to callous before inserting in well-drained soil.

21. Echeveria or Blue Bird

Echeveria or Blue Bird
Image Source Flickr

The Blue Bird has an exquisite configuration like a rose and lotus. The subtle pink hue in the edges of the petals is a treat to the eyes.

You can complement it with other succulents of variable shades or similar ones.

They require filtered, bright sunlight to grow, however long exposure to the sun can harm them.

Put them in an area that receives morning sunlight only at the start and shift to bright sunlight over the course of next week.

One of the biggest reason of its fitting nature to be used as a house plant is its non-toxic nature. Whether you have babies or pets, it is not harmful to them.

22. Pachyvei or Jeweled Crown

Pachyvei or Jeweled Crown
Image Source Pinterest

This is another cute blue succulent flower that can be a part of your indoor plant pots and hanging baskets.

The green and blue petals look ravishing in any corner of the house.

Jeweled crown doesn’t mind a full sun and can be kept outdoors in summer as well. It can not handle temperatures below 20 degrees.

Conclusion

We could go on for hundreds of “scrolls” because there are many other types left but we won’t.

Blue blooms is a superb way of lifting the vibrancy of your outdoor or indoor container garden and even the corners of your house.

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