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Blue Blooming Plant Favorites
Blue flowering plants stand out and are a rarity in nature, making them quite accessible. Within the blue plant, the family is various shades, ranging from cerulean and royal blue to those that have more of a purple tint. The four favorites below make beautiful accents to your home or garden.
Native to parts of Asia, Wisteria was eventually introduced to the U.S. and is popular in the Eastern U.S. The plant produces purplish-blue and lilac blooms and has a pleasant fragrance. When these vines climb 30 or more feet, they're an impressive sight to see. It's not uncommon to see them dropping like chandeliers from the sides of houses or tall trees. For the biggest and brightest blooms, plant them where they'll get a lot of sunlight.
Ajuga reptans, also known as bugleweed, is a dense, low growing herb with lustrous green leaves. The plant can be used for medicinal purposes, and it produces blue cone-shaped clusters that grow about ten inches above the green foliage. They spread rapidly, and when they multiply, they cover the ground with majestic mats of blue that capture your senses. Though the species can tolerate shade, lots of sun exposure is critical for bringing out all of their colorful potentials.
Bearded Iris Plants
The bearded iris originated in the Mediterranean and came in a few varieties. Blue-bearded iris plants are available in multiple shades of blue, ranging from grayish-blue to purple and lilac. Their tall petals grow from rhizomes, and they have fuzzy beards that rest on top of leaves that droop. The bearded iris is considered an ideal perennial for its ability to withstand harsh temperatures.
The anemone is also called the windflower and grows wild in the U.S., parts of Europe and Japan. It produces various colored open petals that curve together to form the shape of a cup. The long stems also contain leaflets just below the flowers. Blues range from dark sky to cerulean and lavender. Planting the blue varieties alongside other colors makes for an enchanting garden.
Some plant species produce blue blooms. Choose one or all of the above to satisfy your need for blue. With proper care, they can create a stunning atmosphere wherever you place them.