Blue Flowers: [10 Examples, Care, Characteristics]

Blue flowers are a nurturing group that are responsible for bringing an air of confidence, mystery and elegance to the place where they are.

Can use them to make internal arrangements in the home or contribute to the external composition in the garden.

They are flowers that generate an incredible contrast with the green leaves of their plant’s base. However, it is a cold and generally dark color. Do you want to know some types?

Water lilies

Water lilies are blue and wildflowers that grow numerous on the spike on which they are attached and have good size.

The most remarkable contrast is made with its inner part, which is formed of yellow hairs, thus standing out from the structure of the petals.

To thrive, it needs to be in a moist environment, so it is common to find them near lakes during the spring and summer.

In Spain, it is widespread because it has managed to adapt very well to the climatic conditions generated throughout the year.

Hortensias

The hydrangea is one of the best-known and showy species because of its light blue flowers, whose central point is a beautiful pale yellow.

The main feature that makes them look beautiful is that they do not tolerate direct sun exposure or excessive heat—maintain freshness.

The flowers grow close together, making it look like a series of clusters. Interestingly, different shades of blue can be obtained depending on the level of acidity of the soil where they are planted.

Campanulas

Campanulas stand out for having a shape that resembles small bells hanging from clusters that rise.

These occupy the entire length of the stem, unlike other species usually located only at the apex of the branching.

They have small antennae inside that give them a more striking effect. In general, they are pretty attractive by themselves.

Campanula will also boost this regard for those who love fresh cooking because it can eat its roots and leaves.

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Muscaris

How many times have our eyes been delighted by bulbous-looking flowers like those produced by muscaris?

It is a very characteristic blue flower that may also have white or violet details and its entire structure.

It grows around the top of a stem that rises from the base of the flower.

Its growth is around the top of a stem that rises from the base of the plant and supports the flowers that are born around it. It is a species that adapts well to almost any climate, so it is often seen in gardens all over Spain.

Chinese bluebells

When you want to have blue flowers that are a good size and grow independentlybluebells are an excellent option.

The color is dark blue, perhaps similar to violet in some cases. Still, you can also find varieties in pink, lilac, and even white.

They do not need a lot of care. Still, they are pretty productive in the number of flowers they generate, making them ideal at the ornamental level.

Lobelia

It has a structure similar to the types of flowers we know, with petals that unfold around a single pistil.

The size is variable, as there are minor or dwarf versions and larger ones, which makes it a good alternative for compositions.

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Cyan

Cornflowers are annuals that can beautify your garden not only with their beauty but with the fact that they are known to attract butterflies and bees.

They usually have about ten petals on each stem. These flowers need a fully sunny location to bloom continuously and well-drained soil for good root development. They are not suitable for indoor growing.

In the past, this flower was known as the «Bachelor’s button flower» because bachelors wore it to show their feelings for the girls they loved. Cyan is also the national flower of Poland.

Delphinium

Delphinium flowers are generally a symbol of solid attachment, perhaps because they are tall and need a wall or something else to attach to grow strong and beautiful.

This also allows you to use them as part of your garden of paradise as cut flowers for vases indoor floral designs. They also need well-drained soil and full sunlight for at least half the day to bloom continuously.

However, despite their preference for sunny locations, delphiniums are not friends of sweltering weather conditions.

They prefer summer seasons that are less dry and with not-so-high temperatures.

They also do not grow well in rainy and windy places.

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Clematis

Clematis is a climbing plant that is an excellent choice for decorating fences, walls, and different ornaments in your garden.

It comes in different colors, but the blue version is associated with courage and faithfulness.

It prefers well-drained soil and blooms modifiers if exposed to direct sunlight throughout the day.

Suppose you want to achieve a magnificent result and have a stunning ornament covered with flowers. In that case, you can pair different colors of clematis with varying shades of rose climbers, and it will be inspiring and magnificent!

Germanic Iris

The Germanic Iris, or Iris blue, is a highly hardy herbaceous plant belonging to the Iridaceae family.

It is a typical species of central Europe. It is also known by the names common lily, purple lily, purple lily, blue lily, or Easter lily.

When do we grow it? It should be done in late spring and early fall.

It does not require exceptional soil. It is satisfied with fertile soils, well-drained, and of ph neutral.

We can also consider it as an ornamental plant.

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Care of blue flowers

Most plants that produce blue flowers are moisture-loving in the soil, so wild versions grow near lakes and rivers.

The irrigation issue should be assessed according to each species at home, taking care not to flood. For this, it is advisable to use sprays or drip and, preferably, on the base of the plant.

Watering at home should be assessed according to each species, taking care not to water the plant.

When the soil is well-nourished, there is little need for fertilization unless the plant requires it for abundant flowering. Pruning will also be an essential issue to get the plant full of health. In that sense, it can generate blue flowers with a better presence and in greater quantity.

As in most cases, pruning will be done during rest times and, best of all, it should only be applied to remove damaged parts of the plant.

Characteristics of this type of flowers

Blue flowers have a series of characteristics particular to their hue that we mention below:

  1. In many cases, their lighter or darker coloration is a function of the soil’s level of acidity.
  2. They tend to prefer a lighter or darker color.
  3. They tend to prefer shaded areas, although species grow well in open fields but with good moisture.
  4. In general, they are flowers born during the spring and summer seasons and fall in early fall.
  5. However, some versions remain on the plant throughout the fall.
  6. They perform best in temperatures that are not too cold and not too hot, and they especially like cool climates.
  7. They are not usually very resistant to wind gusts, so they should be kept protected in places where they may put themselves at risk.

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Meaning of blue flowers

Several specific meanings can be associated with blue flowers depending on the type of purpose they are to be used for, for example:

Love

They are used in sentimental relationships that are already established, ideal for celebrating anniversaries, for example. Around this theme, they convey well-being and confidence.

Status

Blue flowers are usually seen with airs of elegance and comfort. Their use as a mechanism for decorating interiors generates a sophisticated atmosphere.

Emotions

To work with emotions, blue flowers are good allies because they help to inspire a peaceful and calm atmosphere.

Blue flowers can be used as a complementary part of a composition with other colors or leave them as the only protagonists.

In any case, always the effect obtained will be more or less similar: serenity and balance.

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Bibliography and references

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  • Edward Bent, Aldo Colombo. (2018). The hortensias. Cultivation and care. Parkstone International. New York, U.S.
  • Giardina, Monica. (2011). The blue rose. Elements for a phenomenology of flowers in globalized societies. Revista Investigaciones Fenomenológicas. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires, Argentina. Reproduced from: https://dialnet.unirioja.es/descarga/articulo/4846531.pdf
  • Sañudo-Torres, Rosario Raudel; Vázquez-Peñate, Pascual; Armenta-López, Celso; Azpiroz Rivero, Hilda Susana; Campos Beltrán, Cecilia; Ibarra-Ceceña, María Guadalupe; Félix- Herrán, Jaime Alberto. (2009). Pre-germinative treatments in seeds of ironwood (Olneya tesota A. Gray) and propagation in compost substrate of water lily (Eichhornia crassipes). Revista Ra Ximhai. Autonomous Indigenous University of Mexico. El Fuerte, México. Reproducido de: http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=46111817007

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Soy Carolina. Cursé estudios de el Grado en Ingeniería Agrícola por la Universidad de La Rioja.

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