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Container Gardening: True blue flowers-suggestions, please!

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idealpeggy
Lexington, KY
(Zone 6b)

April 30, 2013
7:24 AM

Post #9502509

I am going to do a whiskey barrel with a red determinate tomato in the center and red & white striped zinnias and some herbs around the perimeter. Does anyone have a suggestion for some type of "filler" flower that is blue (not purple)? Thanks!
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 1, 2013
1:59 PM

Post #9504417

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/194/#b

Blue Daze plant is an awesome blue - check it out!
idealpeggy
Lexington, KY
(Zone 6b)

May 3, 2013
5:37 AM

Post #9506368

Kay,
Wow! I LOVE this! Thanks!!! It would be perfect!!
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 3, 2013
7:16 AM

Post #9506517

I grow it and it comes back every year for me, and is one of the truest blues I've ever encountered.
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

May 3, 2013
7:52 AM

Post #9506600

Eryngium - sea holly?
idealpeggy
Lexington, KY
(Zone 6b)

May 3, 2013
11:28 AM

Post #9506818

Cathy, thanks! I'll check it out!
dmac085
Greensboro, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2013
3:10 PM

Post #9509450

I've liked Lobelia--there are several nice true blues. The short varieties of annual larkspur can be found in single color packs in blue. You used to be able to find some nice blue ageratum sold as bedding plants in the spring. I think I've seen packs of single color linaria sold online--want to say the line was called Fantasy "Blue"--it was available as a mix or in individual colors. Love linaria--they're delicate and look like teensy snapdragons.
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

May 5, 2013
3:46 PM

Post #9509495

Check out the lovely blue petunias. I saw several today. They have a continuous bloom.
idealpeggy
Lexington, KY
(Zone 6b)

May 6, 2013
5:59 AM

Post #9510192

Great ideas . . . I'll see what I can find locally. I know I'm going to want everything I can find! Running out of time. I have the rest of the stuff in already. After I'm finished, I'll post a pic. Thanks everyone!

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