Pictures of Blue Flowers That You Could Grow In Your Garden

by dustytoes

Many gardeners search for plants that produce true blue flowers. Here you will find some favorites.

Flower gardens are most interesting when some plants with blue flowers are growing among the typical pinks, reds and yellows. Many pictures of blue flowers will include some that look more purple than blue, so I've searched for the ones that are really blue.

Most of the plants I've included on this page are perennials, which means you plant them one time, and watch them come back year after year. I've also included some information about the flowers to help you decide if you'd like to grow them yourself.

Many of the photographs on this page came from the Pixabay site, which offers gorgeous images that are free to use. If you like the picture, click the link beneath it and download it yourself from Pixabay. The images I have used are sized small, but large ones are available from the Pixabay site.

A Page of Beauty

Just a precaution for gardeners.

If you are viewing this page for the beauty of the floral photography, then I hope you'll enjoy the pictures. 

If you are searching for something unique (and blue!) to grow in the landscape, please realize that I've given some information about each type of flower, but more homework may need to be done.  I have not listed which climate zones these flowers grow well in, and some plants need certain types of soil to do well.  It would be best to dig deeper before spending money on a plant that won't like your yard.  Of course, if you are an avid gardener, you already know all that!

A Blue Cornflower Visited by a Ladybug

Blue Cornflower with Lady Bug Beetle
Blue Cornflower with Lady Bug Beetle

The Blue Cornflower is Also Known as Bachelor's Buttons

  • The blue cornflower is an annual (plant grows for one season then dies). 
  • Plant seeds in early spring for summer blooms.  Or, if you live in a warm climate, plant in fall.
  • They will need full sun and are drought tolerant.
  • Tall varieties may need to be staked to be held upright and dead-heading old blooms will keep this plant blooming longer.

Sea Holly is a Perennial Plant

The spiky petals make pretty dried flowers.
Sea Holly
Sea Holly

How to Grow Sea Holly

  • Personally I know nothing about growing sea holly, but after some research I've found that it is a perennial plant. 
  • It is hardy and easy to grow and some species can grow to be up to two feet high.  Plant it in a sunny spot with well drained soil. 
  • The roots go deep into the earth, which makes it difficult to transplant, so be sure of it's location and plan on leaving it there.
  • The spiky look to the sea holly flowers will add interest to any garden and it blooms in mid-summer.

Grape Hyacinths

This one has fragrant little bubble like petals.
Grape Hyacinth
Grape Hyacinth

About Hyacinths and How to Grow Them

The grape hyacinth is also called muscari.
  • The grape hyacinth comes in light to dark shades of true blue. 
  • They are perennials and are planted as bulbs. 
  • Plant in full sun or partial shade and expect growth in mid-Spring to be around six to eight inches in height. 
  • Like most bulb flowers, cut off the bloom once it has died, but leave the leaves until they wither.  The leaves will continue to provide nutrients to the bulb for next year's growth.
  • They are deer resistant,and also come with white, or golden yellow flowers.
  • Buy them from Bulbs Direct and plant the bulbs in Fall.

Blue Hydrangeas

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Endless Summer Hydrangea
Endless Summer Hydrangea

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A Beautiful Tulip Garden Bordered by Blue Forget-Me-Nots

This is an impressive display!
Pink tulips lined with forget-me-nots
Pink tulips lined with forget-me-nots

The Forget-me-not is A Dainty and Bright Perennial

blue forget me not flowers

The little forget-me-not flower is a bright, light blue and blooms in spring.

The myosotis alpestris variety is the official state flower of Alaska.

They prefer to grow in moist soil in partial sun and because they are perennial, they will come back each year.

Look at the lovely border alongside the tulips in the photo above. 

They will grow from seeds.  I planted some last year, but they never grew too large.  I hope to see new plants sprout up this spring.


The Blue Rose

Blue Rose
Blue Rose

Yes, there is such a thing as a blue rose.

But I doubt the color will be like the picture above.

Although I have never seen one in person, a blue rose can be grown.  I don't know that a deep blue like in the picture is a reality, because of the ability to manipulate photos.  One of the tags for the image above, which came from Pixabay, is "burgundy" which leads me to believe that it was dark red to begin with.

The image is beautiful, but possibly not attainable in reality.  The Gurneys Seed Company sells a  Blue Girl Hybrid Tea rose bush which is light blue in color.

Blue Morning Glory Cards

I grew this flower and photographed it myself.

Show Off Your Photography Skills at Pixabay

blue morning glory is the place where I found most of these photos.  They invite excellent photographers to join and upload photos to the site.  If you are interested, click any of the links I have on this page and look around.  I get nothing for sending you there, but I think you will be impressed by the talent displayed, and it's not all flowers!  And all the images are offered to use for free.

I hope this page has brightened your day and best of luck growing your own blue flowers.

(Morning Glory, by author)

Updated: 08/08/2015, dustytoes
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What kind of blue flowers do you grow?

Guest on 07/18/2015

I love the pottery also. I have blue and white pottery in my bedroom with yellow walls. Love it.

Guest on 07/18/2015

Thank you for this beautiful post dustytoes. I love flowers and my mama had a green thumb and could grow almost anything. I use Pixabay also. I love the way you list your source of photos. I will do the same from now on. I also use labeled for re-use in google photos. They usually do not have as many labeled for re-use like Pixabay does.

Thank you

CruiseReady on 05/17/2015

I am always attracted to blue flowers. I don't think I'm alone. The ones you've featured here are just lovely! We had some blue Plumbago in our yard once, and my mom had blue hydrangeas by her front steps for years. I keep intending to plant some hear my front door, too, but I never seem to get around to it.

Always-Writing on 10/21/2014

I don't grow any blue flowers, but this article was a feast for the eyes!

paperfacets on 08/26/2014

Gorgeous flowers for the blue garden.

dustytoes on 06/20/2014

Thanks for reading this page Kaitlyn, glad you liked it. We both love hydrangeas!

KaitlynDeMetro on 06/20/2014

I have hydrangeas and they are gorgeous! I didn't realize how many blue flowers there were! Thanks for writing this!

dustytoes on 01/27/2014

Thank you Mira.

Mira on 01/27/2014

These are all so beautiful. Wonderful page!

dustytoes on 01/25/2014

I agree with you WriterArtist, blue in the garden is so pretty.

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