I’m taken with the idea of a monochromatic garden these days. Combine that with the fact that I’ve been on the hunt for true blue garden plants and I’m obsessed with blue gardens. I mean, imagine a garden that is filled with blue flowers, blue foliage, and even blue fruit. Wouldn’t that look both serene and striking all at once?
Blue flowers popping up from blue-hued foliage would take your breath away. It certainly wouldn’t be a boring garden. You can choose so many different shades of the brilliant color. The happy, bright, cornflower blue of hydrangeas (or cornflowers), the deep moody blue-black of blueberries. Purple hues. Greenish hues. And colors that have a category all to themselves: the gray/green/blue of eucalyptus.
True Blue Garden Plants
Here is a list I put together of some of my favorite blue garden plants. I looked for unique and common blue garden plants and am so taken with what we have available to us. Thank you, Mother Nature!
- Sea Holly (Eryngium)
- Hydrangea – note: if your blue hydrangea is turning pink, you can change it back by controlling the acidity of your soil
- Morning Glory (Evolvulus)
- Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor)
- Geranium ‘Johnson’s Blue’
- Passion Flower (Passiflora)
- Blue Grape Hyacinth (Muscari aucheri)
- Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)
- Bellflower (Campanula)
- False Forget-Me-Not (Brunnera)
- Windflower (Anemone coronaria)
- Spring Starflower (Ipheion uniflorum)
- Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus)
- Himalayan Blue Poppy (Meconopsis betonicifolia)
- Dutch Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis)
- Blue Flax (Linum lewisii)
- Black and Blue Salvia (Salvia guaranitica)
- Borage (Borago officinalis)
- Tuscan Kale (Brassica oleracea ‘Lacinato’)
- Lavender (Lavandula)
- Blueberry (Cyanococcus)
Blue Shrubs and Trees
- California Lilac (Ceanothus‘Frosty blue’)
- Blue Spruce (Picea pungens)
- Juniper (Juniperus)
- Noble Fir (Abies procera)
I’m still on the hunt for an all-blue garden to dive into. Someday, if I don’t come across one, perhaps I will create one in my own small space.