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Lori_Illinois
Lombard, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2003
12:25 PM

Post #581594

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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Wintermoor
Jesteburg-Wiedenhof
Germany
(Zone 8a)

July 13, 2003
12:28 PM

Post #581596

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


Wintermoor
violabird
Barnesville, GA
(Zone 8a)

July 13, 2003
12:38 PM

Post #581607

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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Lori_Illinois
Lombard, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2003
12:41 PM

Post #581610

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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Wintermoor
Jesteburg-Wiedenhof
Germany
(Zone 8a)

July 13, 2003
12:43 PM

Post #581613

Not CONEflower Lori, CORNFLOWER ;-)


Wintermoor
Lori_Illinois
Lombard, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2003
1:02 PM

Post #581627

WINTERMOOR
WHOOPS THANKS
Lenjo
Mount Angel, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 13, 2003
1:49 PM

Post #581663

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
Wintermoor
Jesteburg-Wiedenhof
Germany
(Zone 8a)

July 13, 2003
2:07 PM

Post #581682

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
Lori_Illinois
Lombard, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2003
2:11 PM

Post #581686

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
rosiesplace
Plain City, OH
(Zone 5b)

July 13, 2003
2:29 PM

Post #581713

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
Lori_Illinois
Lombard, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2003
4:02 PM

Post #581818

Sorry about the caps just heard its a nono
Lori
frogsrus
San Diego, CA
(Zone 10a)

July 13, 2003
4:42 PM

Post #581853

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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Lori_Illinois
Lombard, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2003
2:15 PM

Post #582552

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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Wintermoor
Jesteburg-Wiedenhof
Germany
(Zone 8a)

July 14, 2003
2:23 PM

Post #582558

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
Lavanda
Mcallen, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 14, 2003
3:13 PM

Post #582604

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.
Lenjo
Mount Angel, OR
(Zone 8a)

July 14, 2003
4:58 PM

Post #582695

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.
Lavanda
Mcallen, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 14, 2003
5:04 PM

Post #582703

Yes, I love it. Ans love the truly blue color of the flowers.
tomden
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2003
12:59 PM

Post #583606

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

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


July 15, 2003
1:13 PM

Post #583615

Here are some PDB searches for blue-flowering perennials that are hardy to your zone:

Light blue: http://plantsdatabase.com/advanced.php?nn%5B16%5D=10&nn%5B1%5D=0&nn%5B2%5D=0&nn%5B3%5D=8&nn%5B4%5D=0&nn%5B5%5D=0&nn%5B6%5D=17&nn%5B7%5D=0&nn%5B8%5D=0&nn%5B9%5D=0&nn%5B23%5D=0&nn%5B10%5D=0&nn%5B12%5D=0&limit=500&Search.x=43&Search.y=13

Medium blue: http://plantsdatabase.com/advanced.php?nn%5B16%5D=10&nn%5B1%5D=0&nn%5B2%5D=0&nn%5B3%5D=8&nn%5B4%5D=0&nn%5B5%5D=0&nn%5B6%5D=18&nn%5B7%5D=0&nn%5B8%5D=0&nn%5B9%5D=0&nn%5B23%5D=0&nn%5B10%5D=0&nn%5B12%5D=0&limit=500&Search.x=36&Search.y=15

Dark blue: http://plantsdatabase.com/advanced.php?nn%5B16%5D=10&nn%5B1%5D=0&nn%5B2%5D=0&nn%5B3%5D=8&nn%5B4%5D=0&nn%5B5%5D=0&nn%5B6%5D=19&nn%5B7%5D=0&nn%5B8%5D=0&nn%5B9%5D=0&nn%5B23%5D=0&nn%5B10%5D=0&nn%5B12%5D=0&limit=500&Search.x=31&Search.y=6

Blue-violet: http://plantsdatabase.com/advanced.php?nn%5B16%5D=10&nn%5B1%5D=0&nn%5B2%5D=0&nn%5B3%5D=8&nn%5B4%5D=0&nn%5B5%5D=0&nn%5B6%5D=20&nn%5B7%5D=0&nn%5B8%5D=0&nn%5B9%5D=0&nn%5B23%5D=0&nn%5B10%5D=0&nn%5B12%5D=0&limit=500&Search.x=40&Search.y=4
Lori_Illinois
Lombard, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2003
3:33 PM

Post #583715

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
frogsrus
San Diego, CA
(Zone 10a)

July 15, 2003
11:57 PM

Post #584133

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
Lori_Illinois
Lombard, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 16, 2003
12:04 AM

Post #584145

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
Brugie
Chariton, IA
(Zone 5b)

July 16, 2003
12:09 AM

Post #584150

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.
frogsrus
San Diego, CA
(Zone 10a)

July 16, 2003
12:16 AM

Post #584156

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.
Lori_Illinois
Lombard, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 16, 2003
2:21 AM

Post #584294

Wintermoore,
do you have any of the geranuim blue of seeds left?
Lori lets trade.:)
Geoforce
Landenberg, PA
(Zone 6b)

July 17, 2003
5:20 PM

Post #585817

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
shudhave
Upton, MA
(Zone 5b)

July 18, 2003
2:49 PM

Post #586597

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.

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


July 18, 2003
3:39 PM

Post #586634

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.
LAS14
Albany, ME
(Zone 4b)

August 10, 2008
11:55 PM

Post #5396780

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
kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

August 11, 2008
11:09 AM

Post #5398330

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
zhinu
(Laura) Olympia, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 11, 2008
5:47 PM

Post #5400023

I have some bachelor buttons, I could split the seeds I have in trade for something, but aren't they purple?
Karldan
Norfolk, VA
(Zone 8a)

April 2, 2010
6:56 PM

Post #7675512

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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pgt
Chalfont, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 8, 2010
12:00 PM

Post #7689707

I love VA Bluebells

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pgt
Chalfont, PA
(Zone 6b)

April 8, 2010
12:01 PM

Post #7689709

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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voyagergreg
Lakeside Marblehead, OH

April 10, 2010
7:15 PM

Post #7695604

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..
perenniallyme
Jamaica Plain, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 11, 2010
3:11 PM

Post #7697581

I agree that delphiniums have some of the loveliest blues. But also included should be gentians and lithodora.
kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

April 11, 2010
4:23 PM

Post #7697752

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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perenniallyme
Jamaica Plain, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 11, 2010
4:27 PM

Post #7697766

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?
kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

April 11, 2010
4:30 PM

Post #7697774

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
perenniallyme
Jamaica Plain, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 11, 2010
5:10 PM

Post #7697859

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.
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2010
7:31 PM

Post #7698255

Yah want the blues...??

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evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2010
10:17 PM

Post #7698591

Bloooosyy...

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kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

April 12, 2010
3:39 AM

Post #7698756

Larkspur gentian blue from T+M.
http://www.tmseeds.com/product/Delphinium_Larkspur_chinensis_seeds_Gentian_Blue/Perennial_Seeds

In this picture, forget-me-nots in the center, larkspur gentian blue to the right.

Karen

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perenniallyme
Jamaica Plain, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 12, 2010
6:12 AM

Post #7699045

Gorgeous color to those flowers, Evelyn. I have to say that while I'm not a blue person - ie. I'd never paint a wall blue, in flowers it's a magical color, and one of my favorites.
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

April 12, 2010
12:05 PM

Post #7699982

BLOOZ...

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evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

April 12, 2010
12:30 PM

Post #7700030

perenniallyme...hah,hah...a blue person. I have heard of a blueman..oh, yeah...blue man group

http://www.blueman.com
voyagergreg
Lakeside Marblehead, OH

April 12, 2010
6:27 PM

Post #7700825

are bachelor buttons perennials? I have some tiny long leaves appearing where I had planted them last year & not sure what they are! Thank's!
kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

April 12, 2010
6:55 PM

Post #7700892

There are perennial ones
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/381/
But the most common ones are annuals. You might be seeing volunteers .

Karen
perenniallyme
Jamaica Plain, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 12, 2010
7:43 PM

Post #7701013

The annual ones self-seed like crazy.
voyagergreg
Lakeside Marblehead, OH

April 13, 2010
5:17 AM

Post #7701817

Thank you everyone...I'm hoping they are volunteers as they bloomed like crazy last summer up to the first heavy frost!
jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 18, 2010
6:39 PM

Post #7716477

wild blue phlox

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evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

April 18, 2010
9:11 PM

Post #7716880

Are hyacinth hardy to zone 5?

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jmorth
Divernon, IL
(Zone 5b)

April 19, 2010
4:46 AM

Post #7717305

yes
onyxwar
Greeley, CO
(Zone 5b)

April 20, 2010
8:26 AM

Post #7720819

I have a blue bed with Sea Holly, Delphinium, Blue Iris, Brookside, Balloon Flower and Cupids Dart to name a few.

My favorite is the Blue Sea Holly since it is so different and when they dry out I put them inside for dried arrangements.
KaylyRed
Watertown, WI
(Zone 5a)

April 20, 2010
2:27 PM

Post #7721776

I was going to suggest delphiniums, too. Mine are spectacularly blue when in bloom. Try the blue Delphinium elatum 'Magic Fountains' or Delphinium x belladonna 'Bellamosum.' Both are easy to grow (at least in my experience) and about the truest electric blue you'll ever see. :)

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Pagancat
(Sheryl) Gainesboro, TN
(Zone 6b)

May 2, 2010
12:52 PM

Post #7757443

I'm not sure if this pic will come through with the true color, but my Iris 'Victoria Falls' are a pretty purple-y blue.

Edited to add - they usually look a bit nicer than this - we've had awfully strong winds and rain the past two days.

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evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

May 2, 2010
2:26 PM

Post #7757657

Here is Vinca Major variegata. Not sure if any more blue flowers are wanted...

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onyxwar
Greeley, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 2, 2010
2:48 PM

Post #7757703

Even if there are no more blue flowers wanted this is fun to read. I love the blues and am always looking for more!
Pagancat
(Sheryl) Gainesboro, TN
(Zone 6b)

May 2, 2010
3:06 PM

Post #7757737

What, we're supposed to stop, lol? Just 'cause this thread was started in 2003... it's still a spring chicken, just like me!
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

May 2, 2010
8:03 PM

Post #7758710

Brunnera 'Jack Frost'...did you say you did not need any more??

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evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

May 2, 2010
8:49 PM

Post #7758811

Well, OK...rosemary

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Pagancat
(Sheryl) Gainesboro, TN
(Zone 6b)

May 4, 2010
4:00 PM

Post #7764312

Brunnera, huh? That's pretty...
evelyn_inthegarden
Sierra Foothills, CA
(Zone 8a)

May 4, 2010
4:09 PM

Post #7764351

Thank you, PC!

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