planning perennial garden - Knowledgebase Question

Question by patriciaster
February 11, 2010
iam interested in planting a mostly blue and orange garden, especially like lavender and peach colors. I live in zone 6, Oklahoma.

Answer from NGA
February 11, 2010


I can supply a list of blue flowering plants but in some of them, it might be closer to purple, violet, magenta or lavender.

Wolfsbane, Blue Star, Aster, Bellflower, Aquilegia, Sea Holly, Eryngium
Gentian, Johnson's Blue Hardy Geranium, Brookside Hardy Geranium, Mrs. Kendal Clark Hardy Geranium, Bearded Iris, Gayfeather, Flax, Blue Lobelia, Lupines, Forget-Me-Not, Russian Sage, Garden Phlox, Balloon Flower, Jacob's Ladder, Meadow Sage Salvia,
Pincushion Flower, Blue Eyed Grass, Veronica, Violet and 'Blue Horizon' flossflower (Ageratum houstonianum).

Orange flowers include Iceland poppy (Papaver nudicaule), 'Klondike' cosmos (Cosmos sulphureus), Asiatic lily, Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Red hot poker (Kniphofia), California poppy (Eschscholzia spp.), tufted pansies, Pot marigold (Calendula officinalis).

Enjoy your colorful garden!

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