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In this article, we are going to talk about:
* The origins of blue flowers
* Light blue flower suggestions
* Ordering flower arrangements online
The Origins of Blue Flowers
It’s quite rare to find a naturally rare flower. There are a few that exist, but with some coloring secrets and skill, we now have many blue varieties. For most flowering plants, their color varieties do not include blue ones. Much effort has been put into the art of creating blue-colored flowers.
One of the methods used to color flowers blue as they grow is to add pigments and plant minerals to the medium as the plant grows. These blue hues are taken up into the plant system and eventually displayed as beautiful blue flowers. Some specific examples are mentioned in our light blue flower suggestions.
Light Blue Flower Suggestions
Because of nature and color art, there are now quite a number of flowers in blue and various shades of violet to talk about. We have picked a few for you to give you some interesting facts about blue flowers. You may even want to consider these to add more charm to your garden.
The first light blue flowers we suggest are Blue Himalayan poppies. These were first discovered on a mountaintop and have been a hot ever since. These poppies can survive only in specific conditions found in the plant hardiness zones of 3 to 9, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture classifications. The weather and climate conditions here include cold and snowy winters as well as cool and wet summers.
Blue Himalayan poppies appear as sky-blue blossoms and usually on plants that have grown in partial shade where the soil is moist and rich in compost. They are most prevalent in the Northeast, Pacific Northwest, and Alaska. They are not the easiest to grow because they need years just to flower. When they eventually do, they die promptly. For some natural blue perennials, you can try the hybrid blue poppy, Meconopsis x sheldonii. It is a little easier to grow and thrives in USDA zones 7 and 8.
Annual cornflowers are another beautiful variety of blue flowers. These bloom from spring through fall and are also known as bachelor’s buttons or blue bottles. Annual flowers are native to Europe. They are usually cultivated but can also escape from where they are grown and move into neighboring fields. This creates an unexpected addition of vivid blue dots when they come to bloom.
Annual cornflowers grow easily from seeds. You can sow these directly into the ground in springtime. These plants also self-sow easily. They are not very picky and do well in normal garden soil under full sunlight. They do need consistent moisture, and without it, the blooms dry up as they’ve been known to do in drought periods. The blue diadem cornflower varieties have larger double flowers with twice as many partake in each bloom.
Delphiniums (Delphinium spp.) are naturally blue flowers thanks to the plant pigment known as delphinidin. This pigment is actually found in many other naturally blue flowers. These flowers grow best in the USDA zones 3 through 6. They can also be found growing in the USDA zones 7 and 8 where the summer is cool and moist. The better region really depends on the variety.
The species Delphinium grandiflorum is made up of ultra-vivid blue blooms. These are also known as “blue butterfly” (“Blue Butterfly”). Another species in this family referred to as “blue mirror” is the Delphinium grandiflorum species. This has gentian-blue blossoms. Both of these varieties have natural, all-summer blues. They grow in the USDA zones 3 through 6.
Delphiniums thrive when they are grown in soils that are neutral or slightly acidic. They also require very good soil drainage. It’s also a good idea to side-dress these plants with compost during planting time, when the flower sets, and after flowering has taken place. They tend to be heavy feeders. You also have to remove spent blossoms routinely so that they remain blue blooms are promoted.
Gentianaceae is a family of plants with some of the most magnificent natural blue blossoms. This includes annuals, biennials, and perennials the world over. These blooms were described as “colored with heaven’s own blue” by the poet William Cullen Bryant. He was amazed by Gentianopsis crinata, an elusive fringed gentian, and he attempted to describe the beauty of their fringed, lash-like petals.
Gentians are biennial when found in USDA zone 3-8. In their second year, these royal-blue, vivid blooms first appear for just a while then disappear quite quickly. The perennial variety or “true blue” gentian in the USDA zones 4 through 8. They are longer lasting and produce a beautiful natural blue. To grow well, these perennials need moist soil on a consistent basis. They only need full to partial sunlight.
Ordering Flower Arrangements Online
Growing flowers can be an exciting experience, but sometimes you need beautiful flowers there and then. Flowers make a great gift for a range of different occasions. Weddings, birthdays, Valentine’s day, graduations, anniversaries, and funerals are just some of the life events
If you are interested in sending fresh flowers to someone, you can always order them online.
For beautiful floral arrangements for any occasion, FloraQueen can help. We work with the best florists all over the world and have expedited and standard shipping options to all of these locations. Our flowers can be coupled with various add-on gifts, including cards, chocolates, wine, and stuffed animals. It’s easy to complete your order online.
Blue flowers may be rare, but there are a few natural varieties out there. Some of these are tricky to grow, but if you are in the right climatic condition, there are many options to try.