Blue Garden Plants Good To See

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Nothing beats the sight of a blue garden flower. But not all blues are created equal. Some shades of this versatile color are more effective than others in making your garden pop. And while you can find blue flowers throughout the year, the summer months offer a wide variety of options for planting some of these brilliant blooms in your yard or garden. So take a look at our list below!

Blue Hollyhock ‘Blue Boy’

Blue hollyhock (Alcea mollis) is a perennial that grows 2 to 3 feet tall, making it suitable for borders and beds. It’s hardy in zones 3-8, so you can grow it in most parts of North America. The flowers have an appealing blue hue and bloom from late spring through late summer. Blue hollyhocks are drought tolerant once established, so they won’t require much watering once they’ve become established in your garden. They attract butterflies and bees as well!

Blue Poppy ‘Sky Pencils’

The Blue Poppy ‘Sky Pencils’ is a perennial plant that grows to be about 2 feet tall and 1 foot wide. It has blue flowers with white centers, which bloom from early summer until fall. This plant likes full sun or partial shade, but it should never be allowed to dry out completely. It can grow in most soil types as long as they are well-drained and not too sandy or clayey.

City of Lights Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)

Blue garden plants are a beautiful addition to any garden. They can be grown in containers or in the ground, indoors or outdoors, and planted in sunny areas with well-drained soil. Blue lobelia is one example of a perennial plant that can be used as an accent piece for your flowerbeds or borders. It’s easy to grow and provides large clusters of small blue flowers throughout the summer months.

Lavender ‘Dutch Treat’

Lavender ‘Dutch Treat’ is a hardy variety that grows to be about 1 foot tall and 2 feet wide. The flowers are purple, with a light lavender hue. This variety is known to have good resistance to pests such as aphids and spider mites, but if they do become a problem you can treat them with soap sprays or neem oil.

Lavender ‘Dutch Treat’ will grow best in full sun with well-drained soil that’s rich in organic matter; however, you can also grow it in partial shade if this is where your garden gets its afternoon shade from trees or buildings nearby.

In order for your lavender plant(s) to thrive, make sure you water them regularly during dry spells so that their roots stay moist at all times! Watering once every two weeks should suffice for most situations unless there’s been significant rainfall lately, then go ahead and water again just before those two weeks pass by so things stay nice and green around here!

New Guinea Impatiens (Impatiens ‘Purple Heart’)

In the garden, impatiens look good in any planter and will grow well in almost any soil. They prefer full sun, but can tolerate partial shade. To plant your new impatiens, simply dig a hole about twice as deep as the pot it came in and set the plant in firmly so that its crown is just above ground level. Water thoroughly after planting and then continue to keep soil moist throughout growth season (March through August).

If you’d like to keep your new plants around for longer than a few months or years, consider potting them up into larger containers so they have more room for root growth–this way you’ll get more blooms per plant over time!

Perennial Peony ‘Buff Beauty’

Peonies are perennial plants that grow from bulbs, and they can be used in containers. Peonies have a long bloom period, with flowers opening for about two weeks at a time. They’re very fragrant, so you’ll enjoy their scent as well as their beauty.

Perennial peonies are deer resistant–a big plus if you live in an area where deer roam freely! You can plant them in the spring or fall for best results; just make sure you choose varieties that are hardy enough for your area’s weather conditions (check the packaging).


And that’s it! Hopefully, you’ve found some inspiration for your own blue garden plants. If you try any of these plants out and have a success story, let us know in the comments below. We’d love to hear how it went for you!

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