The color blue has always had spiritual significance and is said to have a peaceful effect on many people. Different shades of blue stand for different traits. The dark shades of blue stands for qualities like royalty and power. Light or pale shades of blue, on the other hand represent freshness, tranquility, and harmony. In nature, blue is seen in the endless sky and beautiful seas.
Many people do not know blue is not found much in flowers. There are flowers like Iris that have dark blue petals while Hydrangeas have light blue petals. Throughout history, the hue blue has stood for peace and can bring calmness to your home.
Flowers like Roses, Daffodils, and Sunflowers are commonly found in every home. To give your home garden a colorful twist, all you need is a bright color like blue. Skip these flowers this time and instead paint your home blue with some Hydrangeas, dark blue Indigos or electric blue Delphiniums. Blue flowers are a delight to see in pots, overflowing baskets and gardens. Nothing gives you more satisfaction than looking at a magnificent spread of blue flowers.
In many cultures around the world, blue flowers have always stood for aspiration, longing and creativity. Additionally, it encourages people to strive for the impossible and to never give up on your dreams. It is a color commonly associated with ambitious people who want to reach a certain goal despite the hardships. Being a symbol of ambition, hope and inspiration, blue flowers are the perfect blooms for your home.
Cornflowers are pretty blue flowers which attract a lot of butterflies and bees. These are unique flowers because they blossom out like trumpets and have around ten petals. A unique fact about this flower is that they are also known as bachelor’s buttons. The reason behind such a name is interesting. In olden days, unmarried gentlemen would wear them in their collars while they were courting women.
On the other hand, they are called Cornflowers because they grew in the vast cornfields of Europe. These charming flowers have prickly disks and bloom throughout the year. Cornflowers need abundant sunlight and mainly bloom during the summer and spring seasons.
Why these are called Globe Thistles? It is because these blue flowers look like mini globes and can add an exquisite twist to your home. Like the Cornflowers, they can also attract a lot of butterflies. Sometimes called blue globes, they can grow up to 3-4 feet (1.22 m) tall.
These blooms come in perfect circle shape and have an intense steel blue hue. Globe Thistles are known for blossoming during the fall as well as summer seasons. Their unique shapes make them perfect for any dry or fresh flower arrangements around your house.
Iris or blue Iris is an eye catchy flower that is known to blossom during late summer and early spring seasons. As these blue flowers need a lot of water, it is best to plant them where water is abundant like water sprinklers. If given proper care, they can group up to 40 feet (ca. 12 m) tall with beautiful leaves that resemble swords.
The petals of this magnificent flower can range from light to dark blue. A very attractive blue Iris is the blue bearded Iris. The bulbs of these flowers have colorful blooms and may grow into crowded thickets, so you have to be careful.
Naturally, Hydrangeas are often said to be purple flowers. They can become blue if they are planted and grown in acidic soil. Hydrangeas are very popular and easily recognizable because of their beautiful petals. These blue flowers do need a lot of sunlight and have to be grown in full sun.
With proper care, these magnificent Hydrangeas grow up to 6 feet (1.83 m) tall and 4 feet (1.22 m) in width. Primarily shrubs, it also has large leaves with flowers having rich, cobalt blue hue. On flowerbeds and flower pots, these flowers can look beautiful and pleasing to the eyes. The blue color of these flowers depends heavily on the soil’s pH, acidity, and aluminum levels. It does not do well in cooler temperatures and require fertile, wet soil.
This tiny, stunning flower is a favorite among blue flower enthusiasts. Although it is named Forgot me not, it is very difficult to forget this blue flower. This bright colored flower blossoms on its own i.e. it self-seeds, making it a yearly flower.
They can grow for around 4-5 times in coastal climates and twice in a year in harsher climates. Its ability to grow in any climate makes it a popular addition in home gardens. These bushy plants can grow up to 6 feet (1.83 m) tall with proper care. Also called as blue ball, Forget me not have indigo blue flowers that grow in round shaped plants.
These beautiful flowers can be difficult to grow in homes. Instead of growing them on your own, it is better to buy them when they have started to grow and bloom. Gentians have a lot of species and not all them have blue petals. But the majority of its species give blue flowers making it popular among flower enthusiasts.
Gentians are mostly woodland or alpine plants that tend to grow in moist and cool seasons. This is not true for all Gentians as there is a lot of diversity among them. A species of this plant prefers to grow in late seasons and its petals are tubular like most Gentians. Gentians usually have five petals with flowers resembling a cylinder. It can blossom anytime between summers to mid summers and are perfect for any rock garden decorations.
These flowers are a common sight in wildflower bouquets and easily recognizable. Blue Delphiniums can grow very tall even though they are tiny. It is better to give this plant something to lean on, so that they can reach their maximum height.
They are extremely beautiful flowers with a bright blue hue. Their flowers are unique because they are large and the color can range from light to dark blue petals. If you want to grow these blue flowers, it needs good, fertile soil and abundant sunlight. Full sun works wonders for this plant, although it can grow very well in partial shade too.
Blue Delphiniums can light up any home garden with its stunning flowers which blooms year after year. With proper care, this plant can grow to around 8 feet (2.44 m).
Himalayan blue poppy
This is a flower that is very rare and has achieved the endangered status. Himalayan blue poppy is not easy to grow at all as it is native to the shady mountains of southeastern Tibet. These blue flowers naturally tend to grow in extreme temperatures, so recreating that climate in homes can be difficult.
It is still possible to grow these enchanting blue flowers in your home garden. You need to give it proper conditions like partial shade and rich soil, for its growth. The best time to plant Himalayan poppy is to grow strong before becoming dormant during early fall. If this opportunity is missed, you can plant them in the season of spring.
A native to Africa, Blue Lily is identified by its other names, Blue Lily of the Nile and African Lily. This plant is a staple in many homes due to its royal blue flowers and silky, shiny leaves. With proper care, Blue Lily can grow up to 3 feet (0.91 m) or sometimes even taller. They look perfect in flower baskets or pots and can be used in cut flower arrangements too.
During winter, it is advised to keep these blue flowers inside. They usually bloom in the months of July to September and have trumpet shaped, circular flowers. Blue Lily thrives in summers and blooms in full sun.
Known also as Sages, Salvias often blossom for long periods. They thrive in sunny, dry climates and give out the most exquisite fragrance. Usually among the list of the best summer-blossoming flowers, Salvias can grow up to 3-4 feet (1.22 m). The flowers can range from medium to dark blue.
These blue flowers grow rapidly, surpassing its normal height of 4 feet (1.22 m) and reaching 6 feet (1.83 m) by season end. Salvias make for a great flower to be used in flowerbeds. The blooming period of this blue flower is during early summer and early fall. These sky blue flowers grow the best in tropical areas under full sun and rich, fertile soil.
Flowers that come in blue shades are truly the rarest form of flowers. They often stand for love and the desire to reach your goal or potential. Decorating your home with blue flowers can encourage a contemplative mood, mainly due to its cooling and peaceful effect. Planting blue flowers in your garden can lift your mood and spirits, making you mentally relaxed and happy.