The Calla lily is also called a trumpet, pig, or arum lily. However, it is a member of the Araceae group that includes the philodendron. This means it’s not related to the other Calla flowers either. The plant’s official scientific name is Zantedeschia aethiopica because it originates in South Africa and the surrounding countries.
The word Aster is of Greek derivation and refers to the Starlike flowers that can be white, red, pink, purple, lavender and blue, mostly with yellow centers. The genus Aster is now generally restricted to the old world species, with Aster amellus being the type species of the genus (and of the family Asteraceae).
Blue Dawn Flower Blue Dawn Flower Ipomoea indica There are few plants which produce such a long display of flowers in the glasshouses than the Blue Dawn Flower. The flowers are a striking purple-blue, very similar in shape to our wild Bindweed but twice as large. The flowers open in the morning and fade to magenta in the evening.
Blue carnations have a short history, but, like many other flowers, can carry a special meaning. Since Victorian times, people have used flowers to convey love, friendship, devotion and a multitude of other emotions. The type of flower, the color and even the way the flowers are arranged can carry a world of meaning.
Like all columbine varieties, blue columbine is hermaphrodite, which means the blooms contain both male and female sex organs. The colorful, nectar-rich flowers are pollinated by bees and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. The blooms consist of five petals or spurs that resemble eagle talons, thus its Latin name, Aquilegia, which means eagle.
A common synonym for this genus is Tanacetum, and the two names are used interchangeably. The most common daisy in the Chrysanthemum genus is the painted daisy (Tanacetum coccineum). Genus: Leucanthemum This genus is home to the oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare), a wild daisy that gave rise to the Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum).
Cornflower blue is a shade of medium-to-light blue containing relatively little green compared to blue. This hue was one of the favorites of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. The most valuable blue sapphires are called cornflower blue, having a medium-dark violet-blue tone.
Gentiana /ˌdʒɛntʃiˈeɪnə/ is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the gentian family, the tribe Gentianeae, and the monophyletic subtribe Gentianinae. With about 400 species it is considered a large genus. They are notable for their mostly large, trumpet-shaped flowers, which are often of an intense blue. The genus name is a tribute to Gentius, an Illyrian king who may have been the discoverer of tonic properties in gentians.
The grape hyacinth flower spikes don’t come until mid-spring. There may be some variation in color, depending on which ones you plant, but smoky blue is the most common color. Care of Grape Hyacinths. Grape hyacinths don’t need a whole lot of care after they flower. They do fine with natural rainfall and don’t need fertilizer.
For true blue flowers, the hydrangeas need to be grown in acidic soil (pH 5.5 and lower). For pink flowers, the plants need neutral to alkaline soils (pH 6.5 and higher). For purple blooms (or a mix of blue and pink flowers on the same plant), the pH of the soil must be 5.5 and pH 6.5.
A truly red bearded iris, like a truly blue rose, remains an unattained goal despite frequent hybridizing and selection. There are species and selections, most notably based on the beardless rhizomatous Copper iris , which have a relatively pure red color. However, getting this color into a modern bearded iris breed has proven very difficult, and thus, the vast majority of irises are in the purple and blue range of the color spectrum, with yellow, pink, orange and white breeds also available.
Larkspur, with tall spikes, make excellent Cutflowers. Two varieties of Larkspur are ideal as cut flowers - Consolida ambigua and Consolida orientalis. The Larkspur Rose (Consolida ambigua) has tall spires of rose colored flowers. The 1/4 to 1/2 inch rose colored flowers are densely packed on tall stems.
Vigorous and floriferous, Platycodon grandiflorus 'Fuji Blue' (Balloon Flower) is a compact herbaceous perennial which produces an abundance of bell-shaped, flaring, deep blue flowers, up to 2.5 in. across (6 cm), adorned with 5 broad, pointed lobes that form a star shape.
Blue scorpion-grass is a small, weedy annual or winter annual with one to several simple to often branched stems (from near the base) arising up to 20 cm high. The leaves, stems and calyces are denselyt covered with spreading hairs (as noted in the photos).
Violets typically have heart-shaped leaves, and asymmetrical flowers. The shape of the petals defines many species, for example, some Violets have a spur at the end of each petal. Flower colors vary among the Violets, many of which are violet as their name suggests, and some are blue, yellow, white and cream. Some are bicolored, often blue and yellow.