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 of7Photo 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.
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.
‘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.
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 of7Steven Gunther
'Celestial Blue' salvia
Salvia x ‘Celestial Blue’
An evergreen shrub with lavender-blue flowers in early summer and gray-green leaves.
6 of7Steven Gunther
'Margarita BOP' penstemon
Penstemon heterophyllus x 'Margarita BOP'
These deep blue beauties have purple throats.
Photo by Charles Mann
7 of7Photo by Charles Mann
Nepeta x faassenii
These plants are valuable for their spikes of two-lipped blue or blue-violet flowers.