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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!
VIOLABIRD YOUR HYPERLINK DIDNT WORK COULD YOU DO IT AGAIN ANYONE HAVE ANY BLUE CONEFLOWER SEEDS FOR TRADE?
NOW IT WORKED DUH I HAD THE FIRST LINK UP THANK SO MUCH SORRY! WHOOPS BETTER HAVE SOME JAVA ITS EARLY, This message was edited Sunday, Jul 13th 8:59 AM
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.
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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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. :)