Blue Wild Flower Ideas For Your Garden

Red, pink, and yellow are the most prominent colors in your garden. But have you ever tried to add some blue splashes? A blue wild flower will definitely change the whole look of the garden. 

If you like this idea, we will help you select some species. Let’s follow our post and find the new seeds to beautify your garden! 

Blue Wild Flower Ideas To Grow

Blue Wild Flower Ideas To Grow

You have come across many blue wild flowers, but not all of them are suitable for home gardening. Here are the best options for you. 

Hepatica

  • Origin: Southeastern US 
  • Height: 6 inches
  • Zones: 3-8
  • Blooming season: Early spring 

Common Hepatica is a lovely flower that grows near the ground. You may have seen them in wooded areas with rich soil and partial shade.

This herbaceous plant’s leaves, stems, and blooms wither when the growing season ends. It is a resilient plant whose roots spend the winter inactive under the soil.

Colorado Blue Columbine

  • Origin: Rocky Mountains in Colorado
  • Height: 2-3 feet
  • Zones: 3-8
  • Blooming season: Late spring 

The Colorado Blue Columbine is a robust perennial herb. It thrives in milder climates with sun or some shade. 

After only a few years, this plant may die to the heat in regions with hot summers, and you can blame the excessively dry for it. It does, however, self-produce by spreading seeds that, like those of an annual, sprout into new plants.

Virginia Dayflower

  • Origin: Eastern US 
  • Height: 1-3 feet
  • Zones: 5-10
  • Blooming season: Spring to summer 

As the name implies, this flower has three petals. They open in the morning, and shut at the end of the day. So, they can last only one day. 

The Virginia dayflower, which may grow up to three feet tall, can self-sow as it sheds the old petals. You need to trim leggy or wilting foliage to maintain the plant’s shape and stimulate blooming.

Narrowleaf Blue-Eyed Grass

  • Origin: Eastern US
  • Height: 1-2 feet
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Blooming season: Spring to summer 

This plant, also known as Bermuda blue-eyed grass and Lucerne, may form a magnificent blue meadow with clusters of thin green leaves and one flower on each leaf.

This herbaceous perennial grass is robust in the proper zones and ideal as a border species. It can thrive in moist soil and some shade. 

Bluehead Gilia 

  • Origin: Western US
  • Height: 1-2 feet
  • Zones: 3-10
  • Blooming season: Spring to summer

The sky blue flowers and dense leaves, also called globe gilia or Queen Anne’s Thimble, can make a vibrant impression in your rock garden.

Besides, this perennial-looking annual wildflower, a species of the phlox group, has the potential to reseed itself.

Due to its drought tolerance, Bluehead Gilia makes a fantastic solution for xeriscaping. It self-sows and is not too picky about the soil’s condition.

Mealy Cup Sage

  • Origin: South-central US
  • Height: 1-4 feet 
  • Zones: 3-10 
  • Blooming season: Spring to Autumn

Mealy Cup Sage is a hardy, drought-tolerant species from the south-central US. It flourishes in colder weather. 

The flower-filled stems of Blue Sage often reach a height of four feet when planted in direct sunlight. It may bloom throughout its lengthy growing season if deadheaded.

How To Grow Wildflowers?

How To Grow Wildflowers

Each species requires different conditions to thrive. You need to follow these steps to plant your wildflowers successfully. 

Step 1: Choose the correct time 

Seeds will start to sprout when the soil temperature is 55°F or higher. The air may get warm during the spring while the soil is still cold. Yet, it’s not an ideal condition when there is a temperature gap between the soil and air. 

As a result, in regions with snowfall and cold conditions, you should wait until all frost has passed before sowing your seeds.

If you live in warmer regions, the optimal time to plant your seeds will be early spring. You can also avoid the hot summer with this method. 

Step 2: Prepare the soil

For seeds to sprout and produce strong roots, the soil must come into excellent touch with them. Then, your budding wildflowers will be stronger to compete with pests and grasses that may try to emerge without the strain of early competition.

Fertilizer is not necessary for the development of wildflowers, like wild crocus flowers (7 – Sheet 1). They survive in poor soils and are pretty flexible.

However, we don’t advise just sprinkling the seeds on the ground or into the grass. Those who have tried this have been bitterly disappointed when their flowers don’t sprout.

Step 3: Scatter the seeds

After you’ve prepared your soil (18 – Sheet 1), select a day when there won’t be any wind. Rainy days are ideal for watering without using a hose, but avoid strong gusts and downpours.

When it’s time to scatter your seeds, please take these steps:

  • Split your seeds into two parts. 
  • Mix seeds with sand thoroughly in an 8:1 ratio.  
  • Spread your seed out as evenly as you can in two sowings.

Step 4: Compress the seeds into the soil

It’s essential to compress the seeds after you’ve spread them so they can contact the soil properly. 

  • Small patches: Step on the soil in shoes or barefoot. 
  • Medium-sized patches: Place a cardboard piece over the soil and step on it to distribute the weight evenly. 
  • Large patches: Use a tractor or a seed roller to cover the high garden. 

Step 5: Water the plants

Give the seeds a good, gentle bath after planting. Wildflowers love moist soil. But don’t confuse it with the soaking wet one. 

Be careful to thoroughly water your plants both the morning before a scorching day and the morning after. Young seedlings require your care and frequent hydration for the best outcomes.

Conclusion

If you already have many red or yellow flowers in your garden, some blue flowers will establish an interesting impression on the whole landscape. There are many options to choose from, so check carefully before opting for the best one. 

Do you know any beautiful wildflowers? Don’t hesitate to share them with us. We will be glad to hear from you. 

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