blue or purple annuals

Lake Toxaway, NC(Zone 7a)

I have done a seed inventory for annuals I want to plant at our little museum next spring. I noticed that I have a lot of pink, red, orange, and yellow but few blue or purple flowering plants. Does anyone have suggestions? I did think of Petunias, but that's about it.

Divernon, IL(Zone 5b)

lobelia
larkspur
bachlor button
ageratum
blue flax
phacelia

Divernon, IL(Zone 5b)

1 more, Nigella

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Ft Lauderdale, FL(Zone 10a)

Here are some blue and/or purple annuals I can think of. Most all of them come in many colors, so you have to find a variety in the blue/purple color range.

Salvia
Verbena
Pansy
Angelonia
Lobelia
Phlox
Larkspur
Annual Lupines as in "Sunrise" or "Arroyo"
Texas Bluebonnets
Lisianthus (difficult to grow from seed)

Can also think of a couple beautiful "true blue" warm climate perennials, here in Florida, that are grown as annuals North of here. They generally have to be purchased as plants North of here.....if you can find them.

Plumbago
Blue Daze (Evolvulus)

Have some blue pansies down here this winter. They are "Delta Pure Light Blue", "Delta Deep Blue With Blotch" and the white one is "Delta Pure White"



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Ft Lauderdale, FL(Zone 10a)

Took this photo today. It's annual Lupine "Arroyo"

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Menifee, CA(Zone 9a)

morning glory
passion flower
bugloss

Lake Toxaway, NC(Zone 7a)

good grief. I can't believe I didn't think of any of these, especially ageraturm and larkspur. Thank you so much, folks. I am headed for the PlantsFiles.

North Pole, AK(Zone 1)

A few more...these are some of my "must have" blues and purples every year
Browallia
Heliotrope
Bacopa
Kew Blue Salpiglossis
Xtreme Sapphire Impatiens
Blue Pearl Impatiens
Perfumed Purple Nicotiana
Sweet Peas...several blue and/or purple options. Cupani is good

Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

In 2007 I had a lot of blue & purple annuals in this bed. That's the cool thing with planting annuals, you can change your colour scheme every year.

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Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

In 2009 I did a container bed with blues & purple

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Lake Toxaway, NC(Zone 7a)

chocolatemousse, I have never heard of some of those so it will be fun looking them up.
joannabanana, what can I say. Breathtaking!

Ft Lauderdale, FL(Zone 10a)

Tried Salpiglossis (Painted Tongue) for the first time this winter. Really nice flowering plant. "Kew Blue" is very very nice. Also like "Chocolate Royale"

Lake Toxaway, NC(Zone 7a)

looking it up

Augusta, GA(Zone 8a)

How agout some blue daze, it is nice in flower pot

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Lake Toxaway, NC(Zone 7a)

very pretty. But I am looking for things that can also be used in square foot gardening as that is what our children's garden will be this year.

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