Love the color blue? Or is there an empty patch in your garden bed that would look better with a spread of blue flowers?
Perhaps you are just looking for some blue flowers to give as a gift to someone special (who loves blue flowers).
Whichever it is, we have listed all the most beautiful types of blue flowers below!
The following are different types of blue flowers from all around the world. We have listed fifty in total, so you can be sure to find a blue flower, or several, from this list that stands out to you.
So, for your perusal, here are 50 different types of blue flowers.
Cornflower, also known as bachelor’s button (botanical name Centaurea cyanus), is purply blue in color, native to Europe, flowering annually throughout spring, summer, and fall.
2. Sweet Pea
Sweet pea, botanical name Lathyrus odoratus, has pink, purple, and blue varieties, native to Italy and the Aegean, flowering annually throughout June and July.
Iris, its name taken from the Greek Goddess, is a flower species that is predominantly purple and blue in color. It is native to the Mediterranean, flowering each spring and summer.
4. Blue Star
Blue star, also known as amsomia tabernaemontana (botanical name), is a perennial flower of varying shades of blue. It blooms in late spring and early summer.
Delphinium is a genus of bold blue and purple flowers with over 300 species altogether. It is native to the Northern Hemisphere and flowers annually just before summer.
6. Love In A Mist
Love in a mist, also known as old-fashioned annual flower (its botanical name Nigella damascena), is a spring and summer-blooming flower in white, pink, purple, and light blue.
7. Grape Hyacinth
Grape hyacinth, botanical name Muscari armeniacum, is native to Eurasia with bulbous blue petals that resemble small grapes. It blooms during April and May.
Lobelia has over 400 species altogether, most of them blue, purple, pink, and red, native to warm/tropical regions. It blooms in summer, as well as later in fall.
Gentian is another flower with hundreds of species (over 400), native to Europe, Asia, America, and New Zealand. It flowers annually, boasting beautiful dark blue petals.
10. Oxford Blue
Oxford blues, also known as Mediterranean sea holly, or Eryngium bourgatii (botanical name), are bluish purple flowers native to the Mediterranean region.
Clematis, also called leather flower, has over 300 species. These flowers can be pink, purple, or blue, native to the UK and flowering late spring or early summer.
12. Himalayan Blue Poppy
Meconopsis betonicifolia, better known as Himalayan blue poppy, is easily distinguishable by its unique, bright blue petals. It is native to the Himalayas, blooming each spring.
Flax flower, botanical name Linum usitatissimum, is a native to Western America, blooming from May to September. It is purply blue, as well as dark pink, in color.
Hydrangea is native to America and Asia – mostly China, Japan, and Korea – blooming from spring to fall. It has over 75 species, which can flower in pink, red, purple, and blue.
Periwinkle, named after the shade, is native to Europe, Africa, and Asia. Its botanical name is Vinca minor, blooming from spring to fall.
16. Forget Me Nots
Forget me nots, Myosotis scorpioides (botanical name), are a popular bright blue flower that is native to Europe. It starts flowering in May, lasting until October.
17. Perennial Geranium
Perennial geranium blooms from spring to mid-summer. It is native to Eastern North America, flowering in various shades of dark pink, burgundy, lilac, and purply blue.
18. Morning Glory
Morning glory has more than 1000 species, blooming late in August (sometimes September) in colors of purple and pink, but mostly blue. It is native to America and South America.
Soapwort gentian, better known as harvestbells, are a purply, soft blue flower that is native to North America. It blooms late, typically at the end of summer or the start of fall.
20. Lily Of The Nile
Agapanthus, or Lily of the Nile or African lily, is a purple and blue flower native to South Africa. It blooms throughout summer, thriving in full sunshine.
Columbine, or Aquilegia, is a perennial purple, pink, or soft, light blue flower that blooms throughout the season of spring and summer. It is native to Canada.
Bellflowers (botanical name campanula) are dark purple and blue flowering plants native to Europe, blooming specifically in June and July.
23. Globe Thistle
Echinops, but better known as globe thistles, comprise 120 species of Asteraceae flowers. Native to Europe, these bluish dandelion-like flowers bloom annually in early summer.
Monkshood, often called wolf’s bane and aconite, are flowers of the Ranunculaceae family. These dark purple and blue flowers bloom in June and July, native to Britain.
25. Blue Daisy
Felicia amelloides, blue daisies, or blue felicia, are native to South Africa, blooming throughout the year in various shades of blue.
26. Empire Blue Butterfly Bush
Empire blue butterfly bush (botanical name Buddleja davidii) is native to the UK, flowering from August to September. They are a dark-blue purple color.
27. Ipomoea Lobata
Ipomoea lobata, better known as Spanish flag, blooms in mixed colors, including hues of blue, from July. It is native to South America.
Lupinus, better known as lupine, or bluebonnet, has around 200 species native to North and South America. Lilac, purple, and blue, these bloom from late May to August.
Salvia is more commonly called sage, a purple flowering plant with bluish shades that blooms both in summer and fall. It is native to the United States.
30. Blue False Indigo
Blue False Indigo, also blue wild indigo (botanical name Baptisia australis) is native to North America, flowering throughout the year. It is a purple flower that can also appear blue.
31. Veronica Georgia Blue
Veronica umbrosa, or Veronica Georgia blue (sometimes called speedwell), blooms early spring in bold shades of blue and purple.
31. Glory Of The Snow
Glory of the Snow (Chinodoxa lucilae) is a blue flowering plant with small starfish-like petals. It flowers in early spring, native to Turkey.
Passionflower, botanical name Passiflora incarnata (also known as maypop, wild apricot, and true passionflower), is a unique-looking flowering plant that can be purple or blue.
33. Desert Bluebells
Phacelia campanularia, more commonly known as desert bluebells, are an elegant flowering plant with a deep blue color, blooming each spring in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts.
Native to most subtropical parts of the world, Anemone flowers (windflowers) are a lovely blue color (also light purple), blooming in early spring.
Scabiosa are also called pincushions, which can be red, purple, or soft blue in color. They bloom from July spring, native to multiple continents, including Europe, Africa, and Asia.
Harvestbells, also called soapwort gentian (botanical name Gentiana saponaria) are native to North America, blooming in bright hues of blue and purple each summer.
37. Sea Holly
Sea holly flowers, botanical name eryngos (or eryngium), are native to Europe and America, notable for their spiky blue petals. Sea holly blooms from summer to fall.
Despite the name, lungwort (Pulmonaria officinalis), is a lovely blue and purple flowering plant that appears early spring. It is native to Europe, particularly Sweden.
39. Blue Mist Shrub
Blue mist shrubs, also blue spirea and bluebeard, are a hybrid plant (not native to any region or country) that flowers in late summer. It is a bluish purple color.
Aster is a small flower that looks like a daisy, blooming in colors of white, pink, purple, and light blue. There are many species of Aster, which appear from late summer to fall.
41. Balloon Flower
Platycodon grandiflorus is more commonly called balloon flower, bluish purple in color and native to East Asia. This elegant, five-petaled flower blooms in the summertime.
Part of the Asteraceae family, chicory (botanical name Cichorium intybus var. sativum) is a soft blue (almost lilac) flower, blooming from late June in Europe, China, and more.
43. Mountain Larkspur
Mountain larkspur is mostly a purple flower that can also bloom in a charming royal blue. It is native to the mountains of Western USA, blooming at the start of fall.
44. Siberian Squill
Scilla siberica, or Siberian squill, is a blue flowering plant native to Russia (despite its name). It blooms from early spring.
45. Birdbill Dayflower
Birdbill dayflower (botanical name Commelina dianthifolia) is native to East Asia and Southeast Asia. Its petals are a pastel blue color, which bloom each summer.
Violas, sometimes called violets, are blue, purple, yellow, and white flowers (mostly blue and purple) native to Eastern North America. It blooms in early spring and late winter.
47. Blue Hibiscus
Alyogyne huegelli, commonly known as blue hibiscus, is native to Western Australia and a deep blue in color, flowering in late spring.
48. Poor Man’s Weatherglass
Scarlet pimpernel (anagallis arvensis) is a blue (and also orange) flowering plant, better known as poor man’s weatherglass. It is native to Europe.
Hyacinth, short for its botanical name hyacinthus, is a flower native to the Mediterranean. It can be white, pink, blue, or purple, flowering mostly from mid-spring.
50. Blue Orchid
Blue orchids are beautiful orchid flowers that are also quite rare (to find in blue). They are native to countries such as Peru, Brazil, and Colombia, blooming in the fall.
Seeing as you made it this far, we are sure you agree that blue flowers are among the most attractive flowers to look at! Whether you were looking to beautify your garden or find the perfect blue flowers to give as a gift, we hope you found this list helpful.
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