25 Most Beautiful Types Of Blue Flowers You Haven’t Seen Before

The color “Blue” is often associated with spirituality and intellect. Believe it or not, it has soothing effects. In fact, studies have shown that it helps a person to sleep better. Light blue signifies calmness, peace and serenity whereas dark blue expresses confidence and importance. But you cannot deny the fact that blue is connected to depression, mourning and sadness too. Though blue is everywhere around you, when it comes to nature, we have 3 special gifts. These include ocean, sky and flowers. Skies and oceans are something you are pretty familiar with. But what about blue flowers? You won’t get to see these natural beauties regularly. Hence, we thought of arranging them in a clear list for you so that you could enjoy better. So, let’s get started.

What Do Blue Flowers Signify?
  • Trust
  • Loyalty
  • Intelligence
  • Warmth
  • Truth
  • Wisdom
  • Confidence
  • Faith
  • Honesty
  • Sense of stability
  • Security

Top 25 Types Of Blue Flowers In The World

Did you know that blue color flowers are one of the rarest in the world? These breathtaking little beauties signify love and desire. According to researchers, blue flowers build an introspective mood.  If we had to talk about health benefits of blue flowers, they are reported to slow down a person’s metabolism and help in reducing appetite. Now, whether you are trying to woo your beloved, planning for a cozy evening or a date with your sweetheart, “flowers” always complete the special occasion. In fact, they have been and will always remain a perfect option to boost a person’s romantic mood. But wait a minute! Are you still going to go with those common flowers sold out there? For a change, why not try blue flowers and treat your loved one even more special? To help you pick the best, we have listed 25 types of blue flowers in reverse chronological order just to make you eager to see the first position. Also, tell us in comments as to which is your favorite blue flower and why?

25. Blue Hibiscus Flower

Blue Hibiscus Flower

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  • Scientific Name: Alyogyne huegelii
  • Price: A packet of 5 seeds costs you somewhere around $1.99 – $3.00 and a flower costs $9 – $15
  • Size: It can grow up to 8 to 10 feet tall if the conditions are right
  • Commonly Seen In: Europe, Australia and United States
  • Growing Condition: It requires well-drained acidic soil. Also, it needs plenty of fertilizers and sunlight.
  • Hardiness Zone: 5 to 9

These types of blue flowers are rare to find and you may wonder if they really exist? Yes, they do but they are hard to see in shops and even if you find one, you need to spend a good amount, as it is pretty expensive. Blue hibiscus flowers look exotic both in color and in shape. Generally, this flower represents delicate beauty whereas its blue range symbolizes infinity, depth, unexplainable splendor and serenity. The scientific name Alyogyne huegelii is named after a nineteenth century botanist “Baron Karl Alexander von Hugel”. The Blue Hibiscus plant is fast growing and evergreen. The flower color ranges from violet, blue purple to pink and white.

24. Blue Carnation

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  • Scientific Name: Dianthus caryophyllus
  • Price: A packet of seeds will cost you somewhere around $2 – $4.95 and a stem will cost you $0.80 – $1.50
  • Size: It can grow up to 1.5 to 2 feet tall if the conditions are right
  • Commonly Seen In: China, Europe and Asia
  • Growing Condition: It requires slight alkaline soil and full sunlight to grow properly.
  • Hardiness Zone: 3/4 through 8/9

Blue carnations are yet other fun and colorful blue flowers, which hold a special meaning. Dating back to Victorian times, humans used them to convey friendship, love, devotion and other emotions. The flower’s type, color and the way they are arranged denote a different meaning. Carnations have a longer history of symbolism. These delightful flowers spread ecstasy and elegance. Hence, they are ideal for special occasions and party decorations. The light blue color symbolizes partiality and peace. Also, they symbolize truth, which is the reason why they are widely used in weddings.

23. Blue Fringed Daisy

Most Beautiful Types Of Blue Flowers

  • Scientific Name: Erigeron speciosus
  • Price: A packet of 10 – 12 seeds will cost you just $7.95 – $8.50 and a flower will cost you $2.5 – $5
  • Size: It can grow up to 1 to 2.5 feet tall if the conditions are right
  • Commonly Seen In: North America
  • Growing Condition: It requires partial to full sunlight, well-drained, moderate soil to grow properly.
  • Hardiness Zone: 2 and 8

If we had to talk about classic blue flowers, Daisies are something we cannot miss listing about. You must have heard and seen daisies but ever came across Blue fringed daisies? Well, these are unique, beautiful and striking. The reason why these flowers are named “blue fringed” is that they look like fringe enclosed by green and yellow center. Blue-fringed daisies symbolize adoration, appreciation and simplicity. The leaves of this plant are openly spaced and narrow whereas the stems are maroon-shaded. Apart from the wonder blue variety, they come in shades like green, yellow, purple and red.

22. Blue Calla Lily

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  • Scientific Name: Zantedeschia aethiopica
  • Price: A packet of 100 seeds will cost you $0.78 – $1.59 and a flower will cost you $1 – $2.5
  • Size: It can grow up to 1 to 2.5 feet tall if the conditions are right
  • Commonly Seen In: Northwest America
  • Growing Condition: It requires partial to full sunlight and moist soil to grow properly.
  • Hardiness Zone: 8 to 10

Blue flowers out there are many but picking the beautiful ones becomes tricky, as every flower by itself is a masterpiece. While researching about some blue beauties, we come across blue calla lilies. These are magnificent and are frequently used for parties, weddings, funerals and baptisms. These unusual shaped flowers express appreciation and gratitude. In Roman times, Blue calla lilies represented love and desire but today they symbolize serenity, royalty, tranquility and peace. These flowers have of a yellow colored finger-like spadix enclosed with white (bright) spathe borne. Apart from blue, you can see them in pale yellow, red, pink and white.

21. Gentian

Most Beautiful Types Of Blue Flowers

  • Scientific Name: Gentiana Lutea
  • Price: A medium-sized gentian plant will cost you $14 whereas a flower costs $5.47 to $6 and a packet of seeds costs $4.15 to $5
  • Size: It can grow up to 4 inches to 1.5 feet tall if the conditions are right
  • Commonly Seen In: Southern France and few parts of Europe
  • Growing Condition: It requires partial sunlight, slightly moist and humus soil to thrive.
  • Hardiness Zone: 4a to 8b

Did you know that gentians attract hummingbirds and butterflies? In fact, gentian is one of the deep blue colored flowers with natural smooth green leaves. Blue gentian is a unique flower widespread only in Europe. They grow about 4-inches tall and bloom only during early to mid summer. This unusual flower is often used as an alternative to daisies and rose. Blue gentians represent intrinsic value, femininity and loveliness. Apart from blue, gentians come in white, red, mauve, violet and purple. The flower has 4 to 5 petals, which are united together like a funnel, bell or trumpet shape. Blue gentians are widely used for making dyes.

20. Blue Poppy

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  • Scientific Name: Meconopsis Lingholm or Meconopsis betonicifolia
  • Price: A plant (with the flower and pot) costs $18.72 to $20 and a packet of 25 seeds will cost you $3.99 to $4.50
  • Size: It can grow up to 4 to 6 feet tall if the conditions are right
  • Commonly Seen In: Bhutan and California
  • Growing Condition: It requires partial shade, humus-rich, moist and acidic soil to grow.
  • Hardiness Zone: 7 to 8

Blue Poppies are hardy perennials. Popularly known as “The Himalayan Blue Poppy”, it is one of the best blue beauties we have ever seen. They bloom between early and late summer and prefer shady moist spot. The Himalayan blue poppies or “Meconopsis” is not actually a poppy. A true poppy belongs to ‘Papaveraceae’ family. The reason why Himalayan blue poppies are referred as poppies because of their similar appearance. Bright blue, cup-shaped blooms resemble the texture of typical poppies.

19. Blue Iris Flower

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  • Scientific Name: Iris versicolor
  • Price: A flower will cost you $2.5 and packet of 70 seeds will cost you $2.35 to $3
  • Size: It can grow up to ½ feet to 2 feet tall if the conditions are right
  • Commonly Seen In: Europe, northern Africa, Asia, Middle East, North America
  • Growing Condition: It requires part shade to full sunlight and moist soil to grow.
  • Hardiness Zone: 2 to 7

Also known as “Blue Flag”, The beautiful, tall “iris is named after the Greek goddess of rainbows. Now, every gardener desires to have this perennial. The reason is its beauty, uniqueness, reliable and divine origins. Irises attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Also, they make exquisite cut flowers. There are more than 300 species of these perennials. Apart from its striking uniqueness, iris blue flowers hold rich meanings too. This is the reason why you will often see people giving these ad gifts. It conveys deep sentiments and eloquence. These are grown in farms too. You will also see them in yellow and white shades.

18. Blue Dandelion

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  • Scientific Name: Taraxacum
  • Price: Both root and leaf of Dandelion commands a high price because they are hard to harvest. Bulk wholesale price for Dandelion leaves start $6.00/pound whereas the roots cost above $3.80/pound.
  • Size: Morning glories can grow up to 3 feet tall
  • Commonly Seen In: Britian, North America and East Asia
  • Growing Condition: Dandelions need disturbed soil and sun to thrive. This plant is strong. Hence, it does well during cold winters and hot summers, however, requires full sun.
  • Hardiness Zone: 3 to 10

Yet another type of blue flower is Dandelion, which represents happiness, tranquility and faithfulness. Dandelion is one of the most popular flowers in folklore. In fact, it has been emblematic in various cultures. Dandelions are native to Asia and Europe. However, they are widely available around the world. Dandelions are claimed to be one of the oldest plants in the world. These existed 30 million years ago in Eurasia. Humans used this plant for food, medicinal and diuretic purposes.

17. Bluestar

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  • Scientific Name: Amsonia tabernaemontana
  • Price: A packet of seeds costs you somewhere around $3.95 – $4.25 and a flower costs $5.99
  • Size: Bluestars can grow up to 2 to 5 feet tall if the conditions are right
  • Commonly Seen In: Europe
  • Growing Condition: Bluestars require moist soil and partial sunlight. It is easy to care.
  • Hardiness Zone: 5 to 9

If you are looking forward to plant the perfect blue flowers in your backyard, then Bluestar is something you must consider. It produces lot of blue flowers during late spring. It is also drought, rabbit, deer and heat resistant. Moreover, the foliage becomes a stunning yellow shade at the season’s end. This blue flower signifies affection and steadfastness.

16. Salvia

most beautiful small blue flowers

  • Scientific Name: Salvia azurea
  • Price: A plant costs $7.95 to $9 whereas a small packet of seeds will cost $2.50 – $3 and a flower will cost you $2 – $3
  • Size: It can grow up to 3 to 5 feet tall if the conditions are right
  • Commonly Seen In: Southeastern United States
  • Growing Condition: It requires full sunlight and well-drained soil to grow properly.
  • Hardiness Zone: 5 to 10

Salvia varieties these days have become champions of gardens for their drought and heat. Also known as “Blue Sage”, these flowers are about ¼ – ½ inch long. The calyx is bell or tubular in shape and look amazing during fall. If you are planning to plant Salvia in your garden, make sure to sow them in flats.

15. Impatiens Flower

most beautiful small blue flowers

  • Scientific Name: Impatiens balsamina
  • Price: A packet of seeds costs you somewhere around $2.75 to $5.00 and $5.98 for 2.5 Quarts
  • Size: It can grow up to 2 to 3 feet or more if the conditions are right
  • Commonly Seen In: East Africa and North America
  • Growing Condition: It enjoys moist yet well-drained soil and requires partial to full shade. They wither when exposed in full sun. Make sure to keep this plant well watered always.
  • Hardiness Zone: 10 and 11

This beautiful blue flower symbolizes affection and motherly love. During the medieval age, impatiens were called ‘Our Lady’s Earring’. Growing these are pretty easy, however, there are certain things you need to be aware of while caring. Impatiens flowers come in 2 varieties:

  • Orchid-shaped impatiens and
  • Flat-shaped impatiens

These flowers are usually cheerful and bright. In fact, they can lighten up a shady and dark yard part.

14. Blue Fox Grass

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  • Scientific Name: Festuca glauca
  • Price: A ‘Elijah Blue’ or blue fox plant will cost you $5.39 to $6 and a packet of seeds costs $4.30 to $5
  • Size: It can grow up to 22 inches tall if the conditions are right
  • Commonly Seen In: Europe
  • Growing Condition: It requires well-drained moist soil and partial sunlight to grow.
  • Hardiness Zone: 4 to 9

Yet another striking variety on the list of beautiful blue flowers is none other than “Blue Fox”. Dainty miniatures Festuca produce a firm heap of needle-like, steely blue blades. These ornamental grasses give out blue-green flowers during summer, which then fades to light brown by autumn. “Festuca” means stem or stalk and there are about 300 species of these found mostly in temperate regions. This plant reaches about 22cm and is reported to be the longest-lived than other grass varieties. Blue Fox Grass is usually slow growing and soft. It is native to southern France, where you will see them growing among limestone pastures and sandstone rocks. The most striking of Festuca varieties is ‘Elijah Blue’, which was discovered by Lois Woodhill at Plantage Nursery, Long Island in New York. Festuca glauca look tremendous when grown in silver-blue swathes among tall grasses.

13. Blue Columbine

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  • Scientific Name: Aquilegia caerulea
  • Price: A flower costs $1.5 to 2.5 and a packet of 40 seeds will cost you $3.95 to $4.50
  • Size: It can grow up to 1 to 2 feet tall if the conditions are right
  • Commonly Seen In: Central Asia and Eastern Europe
  • Growing Condition: It requires partial to full sunlight and well-drained soil to grow.
  • Hardiness Zone: 6 to 10

Columbines are admired for their blue-green, fancy-lobed leaves and spurred, unusual flowers, which bloom during spring to beginning of summer. They highly attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees for their nectar. Many sellers claim their Columbine variety to be blue. However, they are not! In fact, they turn out to be violet or lavender. Since there are many blue ranges of Columbine, it is important the right blue while purchasing.

12. Blue Pansy

Most Beautiful Types Of Blue Flowers

  • Scientific Name: Viola X wittrockiana
  • Price: A plant costs $12.50 to $14, flowers worth 8 grams will cost you $10.14 and a packet of 35 seeds will cost you $2.85 to $5.95
  • Size: It can grow up to 1 to 1.2 feet tall if the conditions are right
  • Commonly Seen In: Russia and France
  • Growing Condition: It requires full sunlight to moderate shade and regular watering to grow well.
  • Hardiness Zone: 8 to 11

Blue Pansies, popularly called Pansy violets are one of the most beautiful hybrid plants. The term “pansy” is derived from French — pensee, which literally means remembrance or thought. Believe it or not, pansies are reported to be one of the oldest grown flowers. Dating back to nineteenth century, they were widely used in making “love potions”. These round-shaped flowers have 5 beautiful blue petals and come colors like bright pink, blue, violet, yellow and pure white.  Their leaves are either heart or oval-shaped. Though there are many color forms, blue ones have the strongest fragrance. In fact, they are also used for making natural dye.

11. Morning Glory

Most Beautiful Types Of Blue Flowers

  • Scientific Name: Ipomoea purpurea
  • Price: A packet of seeds cost you $2.05 to $4.95. Since they die soon, they are rarely sold.
  • Size: Morning glories can grow up to 5 to 10 feet
  • Commonly Seen In: South Africa, North America, West Indies and Asia
  • Growing Condition: Grow them in a sheltered yet good sunny place. They need good amount of sunlight and require well-drained, fertile soil. Keep them away from cold or dry winds. The seeds of morning glory will rot if the soil isn’t warm enough.
  • Hardiness Zone: Annual

Next, on the list of beautiful blue flowers in the world is none other than “Morning Glories”. One distinguishing feature of morning glories is that they have wide, heart-shaped leaves. Loved by many gardeners around the world, the amazing morning glories are saucer-shaped and bloom in different colors like yellow, purple, blue, white, pink and bold red. These star-shaped beauties are aptly named for the reason that they bloom only during the day and die by evening. Usually, morning glories represent love and warmth. They are widely used during weddings and parties. These vigorous vines are simple to grow and have the ability to self-seed effectively in right conditions. Morning glories may take few months to initiate flowering once you plant. Hence, if you are planting them in your garden, it is important to make sure that they get adequate sunlight and water. Do not fertilize in excess.

10. Delphinium

Most Beautiful Types Of Blue Flowers

  • Scientific Name: Delphinium elatum
  • Price: A small packet of seeds will cost you somewhere around $4.99 – $6 and a stem will cost you $9.5 – $10
  • Size: It can grow up to 2 to 5 feet tall if the conditions are right
  • Commonly Seen In: New Zealand and few parts of North America
  • Growing Condition: It requires partial or full sunlight with loamy soil to grow properly.
  • Hardiness Zone: 3 to 7

Delphiniums come in different wonderful shades like purple, blue, white and pink. They are one of the favorite among gardeners and are widely used in cottage-style gardens. These types of blue flowers prefer cool and moist summers. They don’t do well in dry and hot summers. Also, they dislike sudden rain or wind. Delphinium flower symbolizes levity, fun and passion. Delphiniums come in various sizes, right from dwarves to giants towering 6-foot blooms.

9. Forget Me Not

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  • Scientific Name: Myosotis sylvatica
  • Price: A set of 25 seed packets (individual) costs you somewhere around $23.95 – $25 and a plant will cost you $13 – $15 whereas a flower will cost $1 to $1.75
  • Size: It can grow up to 1 to 2 feet tall if the conditions are right
  • Commonly Seen In: New Zealand, Europe, Northern Asia and Alaska
  • Growing Condition: It requires partial sunlight to light shade and moist, well-drained soil to grow well.
  • Hardiness Zone: 4a to 8b

This beautiful blue flower represents remembrance and true love. It has yellow color stamens and blooms in summer. Forget-Me-Not comes in different color forms like white, light pink and blue. There is a dark-colored variety called “compacta”, which remains small when compared to other varieties. For best results, plant forget-me-nots in bulk. They are great for rock gardens. You can even try them in patio planters and window boxes with few spring bulbs.

8. Bachelor Button Flower

lovely small blue flowers

  • Scientific Name: Centaurea cyanus
  • Price: A packet of 500 seeds will cost you just $2.50 – $4 and a flower will cost you $2.50 – $5
  • Size: It can grow up to 1 to 2 feet tall if the conditions are right
  • Commonly Seen In: Europe and America
  • Growing Condition: It requires full sunlight, well-drained and loosened soil (with compost) to grow properly.
  • Hardiness Zone: annual

Did you know that Bachelor Button is Poland’s national flower? Also known as basket flower, boutonniere flower and cornflower, these little beauties are something you need to plant in your garden. These beautiful blue flowers are prized for their pigments. In olden times, bachelors wore these flowers to signify their love. If the affection isn’t reciprocated, it was believed that the flower dies quickly. Bachelor buttons symbolize love, single-hood, hope, celibacy, blessedness and delicacy.

7. Blue Hosta

Most Beautiful Types Of Blue plants

  • Scientific Name: Hosta sieboldiana
  • Price: A medium sized hosta plant will cost you $10.95 and a packet of seeds costs $7.95 to $9
  • Size: It can grow up to 1 to 1.5 feet tall if the conditions are right
  • Commonly Seen In: Korea, China and Japan
  • Growing Condition: It requires plenty of water, complete shade, loose and well-drained soil to grow well.
  • Hardiness Zone: 2 to 8

Whether it is the nature’s clear blue sea, blue sky, emotions of blues music or comfort of soft blue jeans, people have always been fascinated by the color blue. Interestingly, when it comes to blue flowers, the plant empire was short-changed. We have always wanted what we cannot have or what turns out to be the scarcest. Maybe, this explains why most gardeners love blue plants, especially “Blue Hosta”. Gold and green colored foliage are everywhere. You will even find purple plants common these days in nurseries. But, when we take tropics, blue plants are rare to find. One such amazing blue plant is “Blue Hostas”. They come in various shapes, habits and sizes. As far as our research, the bigger ones (Blue Umbrellas) are the best. These blue-leaved giants appear more like sumo wrestlers – broader than tall. People, who believe bigger is better, hosta is a garden’s gem. This amazing plant is claimed to the granddad of all blue plants, as it is thick, corrugated, thick and develops into a 2-foot tall and 4-foot wide clump. However, a blue hosta plant takes 4 to 8 years to reach complete maturity.

6. Blue Orchids

Most Beautiful Types Of Blue Flowers

  • Scientific Name: Vanda coerulea
  • Price: A small packet of seeds will cost you somewhere around $3.99 – $6.99 and a bouquet with 10 stems will cost you $20 – $31
  • Size: It can grow up to 2 to 2.5 feet tall if the conditions are right
  • Commonly Seen In: New Guinea, Southeast Asia, East Asia and Queensland
  • Growing Condition: It requires bright sunlight and soil that is enriched with fir bark and pine bark. In short, it should have a proper pH balance.
  • Hardiness Zone: annual

Orchids are one of the popular flowers. They represent beauty, strength and luxury. Now, talking in specific about the Blue Orchids, they are amazingly beautiful and symbolize tranquility, stability, power and delicate beauty. They have the ability to attract even people who don’t love flowers much. Sadly, blue orchids are rare to find (as they are on the verge of extinction) and even if you find one, you have to spend big money.

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