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Flowers in Shades of Blue - A Gallery of Periwinkle Blues and More

Updated on November 25, 2011
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Blue Flowers - A Gallery

Blue flowers have to one of my favorite and also a favorite of many people out there when it comes to gardening. If observing other gardens and gardeners is any indication, as well as seeing what the stores and seed catalogues are selling, then the popularity for blue flowers has soared in recent years. You can do so much with blue flowers, plus its just a favorite color of many people. Here are some blue and periwinkle colored flowers I have come across in my travels, gardens and botanical gardens.

Photos of Blue and Periwinkle Flowers

Photos 1 - 3 - All three of these photos were taken of iris that were growing early spring. They show different shades of blues but are all beautiful in my opinion. All are bearded iris as well, which you can tell if you look closely at the iris. It will have a little "beard" on the petals coming from the inside of the flowers. A "strip" of what looks to be something "fuzzy." I have had great luck growing bearded iris, as they can be among the easiest of flowers to grow, for the gorgeous beauty they bring to the yard. I would highly recommend this type of flower.

Photo 4 - Blue pansy flowers with a moth or skipper visitor. Pansies turn out to be rather tough when it comes to tolerating some colder weather compared to others. This color is a very beautiful one to me, and whenever I can, I like to plant these kinds of flowers.

Photo 5 - This is a lovely display, in my opinion, using mostly blue flowers. That is not something one sees very often. The companion flower is pink lantana and they complement each other beautifully. Notice they have taller, medium and shorter varieties being used to make the most use.

Photo 6 - Blue flowers and orange poppies make a lovely team in this arrangement in the garden in my opinion.

Photo 7 - Yellow zinnia paired with little blue "fluffy" flowers. This really carries with it some impact in a visual sense. I love this combination.

Photo 8 - Another cute little blue flower, that I came across and was able to get a photo of. I think it is still in its bud stage and that when it is in full bloom it will be even prettier.

Photo 9 - Blue flowers, paired with yellow and deep purple. What a great combination and one I need to try this next year.

Photo 10 - A hub like this photo gallery on blue flowers, wouldn't be complete without least a mention of blue hydrangea flowers. They are classically beautiful and well loved by many. My first experiences with a hydrangea were in my grandmother's flower garden in the front yard. There was a shady area and it thrived there.

Photo 11 - These are very different little blue or periwinkle flowers, at least to me. I love how unique they are, but more than that the color is amazing.

Photo 12- One of my all time favorite blue flowers, the viola. Also known as Johnny Jump Ups, these are always a winner in gardens. Typically, they do well in early and later season. They tend to not like very hot weather but thrive in the others.

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    • oceansnsunsets profile image

      Paula 2 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Thank you very much, Poetryman. I am glad you liked the examples in the photos.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Love the photos. Some beautiful exemplars.

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Keith, thank you so very much! Glad you stopped by and left a comment. :)

      Dolores, I do as well. I think your garden of blues, pinks and whites sounds absolutely lovely. I think that sounds like a very worthy endeavor. Thanks for sharing, and would love to see some photos of that sometime, to see progress and ideas, etc.

      Mary, aww, thank you! Glad to have you as a friend, and always look forward to your comments and reading your hubs. :)

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      Mary Hyatt 6 years ago from Florida

      As usual: OUTSTANDING JOB. Your friend, Mary

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      Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

      I love the one with the blue flowers mixed with pink. I've been working on moving my perennial garden to blue, pink, and white - a several year project. Lovely photos!

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      Keith Matyi 6 years ago from Denton, TX

      Beautiful pictures. Again you have brought the outdoors in to show us gardens built from love. Keep up the good work!