The Q&A Archives: Blue Flowers

Question: For my mother's 75th birthday I would like to present her with a list of blue colored flowers.
She lives in Zone 5. Any help with this present would be greatly appreciated.

Answer: What a thoughtful gift! Here are some "blue" perennials and annuals and bulbs:

Agapanthus (Lily of the Nile), Amsonia (Blue Star), Anchusa (Bugloss), Aster, Baptisia (False Indigo), Brunnera (Siberian Bugloss), Campanula (Bellflower), Cantanache caerula (Cupid's Dart), Ceratostigma (Blue Plumbago), Delphinium, Echinops (Globe Thistle), Columbine, Erigeron (Azure Fairy), Geranium (Johnson's Blue), Iris (many varieties), Lupines, Mertensia (Virginia Bluebells), Lisianthus (Florida Blue or The Blue Rose), Laurentia, Morning Glory "Heavenly Blue", Nepeta ("Walker's Low"), Lavender (maybe this is more purple), Platycodon (Balloon Flower), Scabiosa (Pincushion Flower), Eryngium (Sea Holly), Veronica (Speedwell), Salvia (both annual and perennial), Violas and Pansies, Ageratum (annual and perennial), Tradescantia (Spiderwort), Hydrangea, Vinca minor (Periwinkle), Scilla sibirica, and Chionodoxa.

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