Bring a touch of the sky and sea to your yard with these blue flowers
Written byNena FarrellDecember 19, 2016
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Photo courtesy of Proven Winners
1 of 7Photo courtesy of Proven Winners
'Baby Blue' forget-me-not
Must-haves for lightly shaded woodland gardens, these much-loved plants bear tiny but exquisite blue flowers in spring in mild climates.
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Chef’s Choice rosemary
Rosemary officinalis PP18192
This rosemary stands out for its higher oil content and spicy flavor. With a compact, mounding habit, this is a great choice for container, herb, and kitchen gardens.
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‘Black and Bloom’ salvia
Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Bloom' PPAF
An earlier blooming salvia, this is a great option for the mid to back of borders, blooming heavily until frost.
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The sea holly has amethyst flower heads, surrounded by 2-inch silvery-blue bracts open atop tall stems in summer, emerging from a rosette of spiny, medium green leaves. The blooms make for a great addition to bouquets.
5 of 7Steven Gunther
'Celestial Blue' salvia
Salvia x ‘Celestial Blue’
An evergreen shrub with lavender-blue flowers in early summer and gray-green leaves.
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'Margarita BOP' penstemon
Penstemon heterophyllus x 'Margarita BOP'
These deep blue beauties have purple throats.
Photo by Charles Mann
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Nepeta x faassenii
These plants are valuable for their spikes of two-lipped blue or blue-violet flowers.