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Of the 280,000 flowering plants on earth, only 10 percent of them are blue. Look to the rare hue of these blue flowers (both light and dark) to brighten up your landscape or balance out warm-toned plantings. From teal and turquoise flowers to navy blooms and everything in between, our top picks will help you cultivate a gorgeous garden that sings the blues in a good way.
The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year is Classic Blue and the serene, calming color is a perfect fit for our current times. Who these days isn’t looking for some serenity in their lives? While flowers are the most obvious way to add blue to your garden, blue foliage, blue berries and even blue paint can all help create a calming oasis right outside your door. Here are 58 plants to consider for your garden.It is relatively easy to take care of, can grow in almost any type of soil (although prefers neutral soil pH) and place. Of course, if you want the flowers to be blooming more and regularly, it is a good idea to plant them in a place where it will have full sun for at least a part of the day.
Nowadays, this flower is often used as a colorful addition to floral decorations and an accent in gardening designs. Keep in mind that the grape hyacinth bulbs are spreading relatively quickly, so you might want to plant them in a spot that you prefer to be covered with their blue flowers. It enjoys well-drained soil and needs full sunlight or, at least, partial shade.Marie Iannotti is a life-long gardener and a veteran Master Gardener with nearly three decades of experience. She's also an author of three gardening books, a plant photographer, public speaker, and a former Cornell Cooperative Extension Horticulture Educator. Marie's garden writing has been featured in newspapers and magazines nationwide and she has been interviewed for Martha Stewart Radio, National Public Radio, and numerous articles. (Source: www.thespruce.com)