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ImageSharon
Apr 30, 2011 11:41 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
It's May and time to share what's blooming blue in your garden. Show us any plant that has blue blooms, and if you have trouble identifying it, perhaps there'll be someone who comes along who can give us some help.

We'd like to have your plant's botanical name as well as its common name, and tell us how well it grows for you. I'll start with my favorite of all blue blooms, the Himalayan poppy. It grows well in Alaska, so well that it's much taller than I am there. Though I've tried here in western KY, I have yet to have it grow and bloom. I never give up, though, so maybe someday. I think it might be too hot and dry.

This picture is from my friend in Seward, Alaska, akfishergal. Ava, thank you so much for sharing! I promise, one of these days I'll have a picture of my own.

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Imageirisarian
May 1, 2011 11:48 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Dear all--I don't have pictures but a couple blue muscari are in bloom including 'Mount Hood' which is white on top.
ImageSharon
May 1, 2011 12:27 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Similar to this, Lucy? Though I know this is not Mount Hood.
Blue muscari, grape hyacinth
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Imageakfishergal
May 1, 2011 1:13 PM CST
Name: Ava Eads
Seward, Alaska
It's just now beginning to green up here, so don't have anything in bloom yet, but here are a couple of shots from last year....

This one is sort of a violet-blue, but beautiful none the less. Wild Geranium / Cranesbill...
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I love the veins in the petals...
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"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature."

Gerard De Nerval
Imageakfishergal
May 1, 2011 1:25 PM CST
Name: Ava Eads
Seward, Alaska
Oops! That top pic was wild Jacob's Ladder. Here's the Geraniums....

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The close-up was correct, Wild Geranium.
"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature."

Gerard De Nerval
ImageSharon
May 1, 2011 1:51 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
It's all good, Ava, both have those lovely lavender blue blooms.
Imagewcgypsy
May 1, 2011 2:00 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Salvia sagittata....
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Grows to about 5 ft tall x 4 ft wide
Full sun
Hardy to about 25-20 degrees
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Imagewcgypsy
May 1, 2011 2:14 PM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Salvia guaranitica 'Costa Rica Blue'....
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Grows to about 6-7 ft tall x 4-5 ft wide here in part shade.
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Imageirisarian
May 1, 2011 2:17 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
I have never seen a salvia that color, interesting. right on the muscuri Sharon. We have a powder blue one which doesnt seem to have appeared as yet. Dogtooth violets are blooming. alas, they are yellow. I know there are white ones, but don't think any blues. Miniature dwarf iris 'blue doll' is flowering.
Imagechelle
May 1, 2011 6:32 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
I love my wild violets. I'm guessing at a botanical name - (?) Viola papilionacea. I know a lot of folks don't care for them all that much but I do. I have at least 4 different colors here.
Here's the blue one.

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Imageirisarian
May 1, 2011 10:51 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
We have those as well. They were hitchikers when we moved fron CT in 1972.
ImageSharon
May 1, 2011 11:03 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
They're everywhere, everywhere!
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Imageakfishergal
May 1, 2011 11:35 PM CST
Name: Ava Eads
Seward, Alaska
Chelle....We also have several different wild Violets in our area. The one that looks most similar to yours is the Alaska Violet [Viola Langsdorfii]...
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I love our wild Violets too (in fact, Violets are my birth flower). I transplanted some to the Memory Garden last year and am anxiously waiting to see if they are going to come back for me.
"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature."

Gerard De Nerval
ImageNEILMUIR1
May 2, 2011 12:57 AM CST
Name: Neil
London\Kent Border
This is Californian lilac or Ceanothus! It is native to north America mainly around California, but is extremely popular in the UK. There are many cultivars and they range from a very light blue to almost a Royal blue. Pink and white ones are also available as well as variegated ones.
It prefers a dry soil and a sunny place.
I find it very easy to grow as it is a shrub and most are evergreen, the deciduous ones are more winter hardy.
The can range from quite small shrubs to almost small tree like proportions. Easy to grow and well worth it in spring for the magnificent blue of there thousands of small flowers.
There is 50-60 known species.
Regards.
Neil.
All photos are my own and two of the plants are.
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Imagewcgypsy
May 2, 2011 7:05 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Echium fastuosum / Pride of Madeira...
Grows to 6-7 ft tall and 6-7 ft wide.
Colors run from pinkish lavender through purples and true blues.
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Imagewcgypsy
May 2, 2011 7:07 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Salvia 'Limelight'...
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Imagewcgypsy
May 2, 2011 8:39 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Sisrynchium bellum / Blue Eyed Grass.....
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Imagewcgypsy
May 2, 2011 8:48 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Plectranthus barbatus- solenostemon shirensis / 'False Boldo'...
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Imagevalleylynn
May 2, 2011 9:28 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Hyacinthoides hispanica (Wood Hyacinth). Grows in full sun or shade, moist soil or dry. Will grow pretty much anywhere. Zones 3 to 9
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Imagevalleylynn
May 2, 2011 9:31 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
Anemone, a spring bulb.
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