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.
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.
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.
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.
All photos are my own and two of the plants are.