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BLUE FLOWERS

Lombard, IL(Zone 5a)

ANYONE KNOW ANY NAMES OF ANY BLUE FLOWERS HARDY IN ZONE 5, MY 6 SIX YR OLD NEPHEW SAID HE NEVER SEEN THAT COLOR AND BET I COULDNT FIND ONE ANY SEEDS OUT THERE OR BULBS ILL PAY SHIP, TRADE YOU NAME IT, HELP!
LORI

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Jesteburg-Wiedenhof, Germany(Zone 8a)

What about this one, it should grow almost anywhere!
http://images.google.com/images?hl=de&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=Cornflower


Wintermoor

Barnesville, GA(Zone 8a)

I think that this is the truest blue I have ever seen, but would not wish it on my worst enemy! This weed spreads seeds everywhere. http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=dayflower&btnG=Google+Search

Hummmn, works for me http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=dayflower&btnG=Google+Search

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Lombard, IL(Zone 5a)

THANKS ALL
VIOLABIRD YOUR HYPERLINK DIDNT WORK COULD YOU DO IT AGAIN ANYONE HAVE ANY BLUE CONEFLOWER SEEDS FOR TRADE?
:)
LORI
NOW IT WORKED DUH I HAD THE FIRST LINK UP THANK SO MUCH SORRY! WHOOPS BETTER HAVE SOME JAVA ITS EARLY,
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Jesteburg-Wiedenhof, Germany(Zone 8a)

Not CONEflower Lori, CORNFLOWER ;-)


Wintermoor

Lombard, IL(Zone 5a)

WINTERMOOR
WHOOPS THANKS

Mount Angel, OR(Zone 8a)

Some of the Siberian irises look pretty blue, there would be some great blue annuals like anagallis monelli.And it is this true blue too.http://www.thompson-morgan.com/seeds/uk/product_6106_1.html

Jesteburg-Wiedenhof, Germany(Zone 8a)

LORI, here's another beauty which I have

http://images.google.com/images?q=Geranium+Johnsons+blue&hl=de&lr=&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

Our DG brother Mark would be pleased.


Wintermoor

Lombard, IL(Zone 5a)

WINTERMOOR,LENJO
THANKS A BUNCH I'LL SEE WHO HAS ANY SEEDS TO TRADE, THRU DG.
KEEP EM COMING THE MORE FLOWERS I GET HIM HAVE A BLUE GARDEN OF EDEN
LORI

Plain City, OH(Zone 5b)

You might try the delphiniums - the blues range from an electric royal blue to a pastel light blue (they come in other colors too) http://plantsdatabase.com/search.php?search_text=delphinium

There is also the plumbago. The hardy one is a low growing deep blue. The annual is a tall pastel blue http://plantsdatabase.com/search.php?forum=&search_text=plumbago

Or how about the balloon flower? http://plantsdatabase.com/search.php?search_text=balloon+flower

Lombard, IL(Zone 5a)

Sorry about the caps just heard its a nono
Lori

San Diego, CA(Zone 10a)

Have blue cornflowers in seed. Send me your address. How about lobelia? They come in several shades. Columbines, flax, larkspur, and the ever popular morning glory. Oh Yeah, forget-me-nots, salvia, pansies.

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Lombard, IL(Zone 5a)

Thank you! what would you,like in return! If you have all the seeds above do you want me to send postage? let me know, or trade.Heres my addy:
Lori Moretti done sorry


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Jesteburg-Wiedenhof, Germany(Zone 8a)

Take your address away Lori, you never know what type of people might want to use it, yes, even here on DG.

Send your address to frogsrus per eMail through DG

Just click on "edit" at the bottom of your name box on the left and delete your address.

All the best


Wintermoor

Mcallen, TX(Zone 8a)

Evolvulous "blue daze" is a summer ploant and has a beautiful blue flower.

You might call aorund to some garden centers/nurseries and ask if they have any.

Mount Angel, OR(Zone 8a)

So Lavanda you have that Blue Daze Evolvulous, isn't that the prettiest and cutest little plant? I have taken cuttings and wintered that one over for a couple of years now.I just love it as well as the anagallis.

Mcallen, TX(Zone 8a)

Yes, I love it. Ans love the truly blue color of the flowers.

Bensenville, IL(Zone 5a)

Lori, Don't forget Mountain Bluet very hardy, must separate every couple years. Denise

Lombard, IL(Zone 5a)

Thank you to everyone who responded, Special thanks to Denny she got Little Tommy the fastest batch Mountain Bluet and she met the super soccoer player himself. He's almost seven.
Thank you all :)
Lori Moretti

San Diego, CA(Zone 10a)

Lori,
I was at our REAL nursury today and it would have been blue flower heaven. I saw seeds for a poppy that if it is near the color in the picture, would be stunning. I won't tell what I spent! I do not go there often. There ae too many temptations.
Janice

Lombard, IL(Zone 5a)

Janice I can only imagine, maybe I'll check out our local nursuries as well. Tomorrow. Kids are so excited when it comes to this I wish I would have loved this gardening with my 16 yr old, she thinks I'm plant crazy.
Lori

Chariton, IA(Zone 5b)

Vi, I've been trying to find out for years what my ever invasive blue flower was. I thank you for the hyperlink. Now I know what it is.....wonder how I find out how to get rid of it. I've pulled every year and still they come back. Horrible little critters are the Dayflowers.

San Diego, CA(Zone 10a)

Oh! my DD reminded me of her favorite blue flower when she was younger, ageratum. Shes' my garden buddy although she prefers what she can eat. She has some stunning squash plants. My son prefers things with nasty stickers so we have a cactus garden as well. No blue flowers there though.

Lombard, IL(Zone 5a)

Wintermoore,
do you have any of the geranuim blue of seeds left?
Lori lets trade.:)

Landenberg, PA(Zone 6b)

I like good old chicory (chicorum). Nice true baby blue and should be hardy up there. Problem is it's a morning only flower except on overcast days. I love the open graceful flower scapes.

George

Upton, MA(Zone 5b)

One of my favorite blue flowers that comes later in the season after most of the other blue ones are gone is Leadwort. If you search the PDB for that you'll fine it. It is a little late to break dormancy in the spring, but it is fantastic after the fall gets cool and the leaves turn red and the blue flowers just keep coming! It is also very well-behaved and not invasive.

Murfreesboro, TN(Zone 7a)

Mine, too shudhave - I found "Hardy Plumbago" growing in a tangle among the azaleas in our front bed, and first tried to yank it out (not knowing it would put out such pretty blue flowers and red foliage in the fall.) The next year, a few missed pieces sprang up again, and this time I left them alone to see what would happen. When I realized how pretty it was, I went searching for an ID (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides - ain't that a mouthful???) and then dug up all the roots and transplanted them in a bed where they can spread to their hearts content.

Albany, ME(Zone 4b)

Hello folks who like blue flowers,

I'm trying to rustle up interest in a delphinium forum. If you, too, are interested, would you post a reply here?

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/886367/


TIA
LAS

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6a)

Oh, I think cornflowers would be perfect for a 6 year old boy. He could grow them himself. Even the name "bachelor buttons" is perfect for a little boy. Sorry, I don't have seeds but you can find them anywhere, cheap.

There are taller ones, about 3 ft., and dwarfs around a foot tall.

http://www.americanmeadows.com/WildflowerSeeds/Species/Cornflowerseedsblue.aspx

Karen

(Laura) Olympia, WA(Zone 8a)

I have some bachelor buttons, I could split the seeds I have in trade for something, but aren't they purple?

Norfolk, VA(Zone 8a)

I grew this blue-beauty last year, and I'll gladly send you some seeds for a stamp. Here's seconding Bachelor Buttons, large kid friendly seeds, grows fast. I planted a row outside last Sunday and they are coming up strong, they love the cool weather.

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Chalfont, PA(Zone 6b)

I love VA Bluebells

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Chalfont, PA(Zone 6b)

Brunnera "Jack Frost" is also a lovely blue, and the leaves get huge and beautiful in the summer. Here it is in bloom today. It's my favorite shade plant.

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Lakeside Marblehead, OH

Tho Borage is a herb it has beautiful blue flowers that the bees love...They are wonderful to plant around in the vegetable garden & grown near tomatoes seems to help make tomatoes taste better & protects other plants...It readily self seeds but volun."s can be easily removed....I planted it 3 yrs. ago & have never had to plant it again..

Jamaica Plain, MA(Zone 6a)

I agree that delphiniums have some of the loveliest blues. But also included should be gentians and lithodora.

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6a)

This isn't the best picture, but common annual forget-me-nots (cynoglossum amibile) are hard to beat. And so easy from seed.

Karen

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Jamaica Plain, MA(Zone 6a)

Karen, you just reminded me that nigellas come in some nice lightish to medium blues. Isn't that a nigella next to your forget-me-not?

Cincinnati, OH(Zone 6a)

Yes, it is. However, after doing battle with nigella volunteers for 2 days, I'm not recommending it! Really, I know it's not a problem for most people, but it reseeds like crazy in my yard.

Karen

Jamaica Plain, MA(Zone 6a)

Mine too (not nearly that bad), but at least they're easy to pull. And I only let a small group of them stay in my yard, so that makes it easy to keep them under control.

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