Gardening

8 beautiful blue flowering plants for the garden

Finding flowers in shades of blue is difficult, because most of them lean more towards purple or lavender. Sunlight also plays a role and the photos you see in seed catalogs are often not the ones that end up in your garden. Blue flowers may continue to be illusory, but the plants that we’ll show you next come close to that color.

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1. Agapanthus

The agapanthus contains about 10 species, all with large clusters of flowers in shades of white and blue. Agapanthus africanus, also known as the African blue lily or African lily, is a beautiful blue-flowered plant that blooms in summer .

2. Amsonia

There are many species of amsonia, which have small, star-shaped flowers in blue . The flowers remain for several weeks and even the seed pods are very nice.

3. Baptisia australis

This native plant of the American continent is very popular, since with it you can make blue dye. Baptisia australis can take time to establish, but once it has, its roots develop so deeply that it does not like to be moved.

4. Borage

The officinalis Borage is a plant with medicinal properties, as well as a culinary herb with a scent and flavor similar to cucumbers. Its leaves become prickly as they mature, but I’m sure you will want to keep it at home to enjoy its bright blue flowers . Borage is a self-growing, easy-growing plant.

5. Blue mist bush

The caryopteris clandonensis, also known as the blue mist shrub , will become covered in buzzing bees in late summer, as they adore its nectar-rich blue flowers. There are several species in various shades of blue.

6. Cornflower

Cornflower grows abundant thistle-like flowers, without the thorns. This wildflower is a self-sowing annual.

7. Gentian

There are more than 200 species of gentian and not all of them are blue, but many are, so we could not exclude it from this list. The vast majority of species are alpine or woodland plants that prefer cool, wet seasons.

8. Himalayan blue poppy

The Himalayan blue poppy is difficult to grow because it is native to the mountains of southeastern Tibet where it grows in a shady and humid shelter. Not many of us can recreate the climate in our gardens, but many gardeners have been successful, so it is worth a try. Seed packets usually come with detailed sowing instructions.

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