Blue flowers add a touch of serenity to any garden. When mixed with other flower colors, they provide more color variety to your landscape. Certain types of bushes are often available in blue varieties ranging from light blue, dark blue and shades of purple and blue. Choose one of these blue flowering bushes to add to your garden this year.
Blue beard (Caryopteris x clandonensis) is also often known as blue spirea. The plants are hardy, surviving hot and humid summer conditions, while still blooming beautifully. Blue beard is sun loving and grows fast, growing up to three feet tall. They typically live for five years. Blue flowers appear on the plant from mid- to late summer. This plant is hardy in USDA zones 5 to 9.
The hydrangea bush (Hydrangea macrophylla) is available in a range of colors, including blue varieties. The shrub is compact and bears large, round flowers throughout the summer. Varieties are available in a full spectrum of blue shades. Hydrangeas grow best in full sun to partial shade and will reach heights of 6 feet high. This plant is hardy in USDA zones 5 to 9.
Blue Bird Rose of Sharon
Blue Bird Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) grows upright to a height of 10 feet and produces 3-inch, funnel-shaped blue flowers with red centers; flowers blossom from late summer into the fall. Rose of Sharon prefers full shade, but will do fine in partial shade. This plant is hardy in USDA zones 5 to 9.
This border plant grows to only 3 feet high, producing lavender-blue tubular flowers from late summer into fall. Its gray-green leaves are small. Russian Sage (Perovskia artriplicifolia) prefers full sun and requires little water. The plant becomes dormant during the winter months and is hardy in USDA zones 6 to 9.