What Blue Flowers Mean: Symbolism and Significance

Blue water lily close-up

Flowers come in many different colors and hues but blue is one of nature’s stranger, more mysterious shades. There are a few varieties of blue flowers out there, from forget-me-nots to hydrangeas, from irises to lotus. Blue flowers are a trick nature can pull but very often does not. This, of course, gives this color flower an individual style of its own and a special significance when analyzing the suggested meaning.

What kind of blue flowers are out there?

Bright blue cornflowers

Some people are occasionally surprised to discover that there are very few if any naturally occurring blue varieties for regular cut flowers like roses, gerberas, carnations, and chrysanthemums. If you’ve ever seen a blue version of one of these common commercial flowers then it’s very likely this is a result of the florist dying the blooms and petals to achieve this unique color. It is also worth noting violets are not in fact blue. They are violet despite the fact this completely ruins the poem.

The most common blue flowers or flowers with blue variants are:

That said, whether your bouquet of blue flowers is “true-blue” or artificially created. Sending someone blue flowers naturally carries its own unique significance and meaning to someone receiving them.

What Sending Blue Flowers Communicates:

Field of blue flowers

Calm and Serenity

Blue is the color of calm and serenity and of course blue flowers carry a very similar meaning. They are often used as a way to ward away anxiousness and help someone going through a stressful time.


Despite its rather bleak connotations for being the color of sadness, blue flowers are also said to signify hope and looking to the future with positivity. This makes a blue bouquet perfect for someone who’s embarking on a new adventure in their career or personal life.

Dreams and Clarity

It is said that blue flowers are a way to convey a dream that has been interpreted and brought to reality. This makes blue flowers fantastic for creative people in search of inspiration and of course for when you realize you’ve been longing for another person and it’s finally clear to you and maybe them too.


Blue is the color of night and shade in lots of artworks and for this reason, it’s the ideal color for mystery. If you’re looking to add an air of the unknown and the ethereal to your bouquet then blue flowers could be the way to go.


As brides-to-be are always on the lookout for their “something blue,” blue flowers often provide the answer. Of course, as we’ve said before many of the usual suspects for wedding bouquets don’t have naturally occurring blue cousins. However, florist-dyed flowers often do the job pretty well when selecting a wedding bouquet.

Blue flowers are one of nature’s most curious tricks and as you can see you can say a lot with a bouquet of hydrangeas, petunias or even the rare blue orchid. What are your favorite blue flowers? Tell us in the comments below.

Sending the right color flowers can make or break the perfect greeting. Stay on the right track with our guides to sending yellow, white, purple and pink flowers.

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