discover 6 species and their essential care

discover 6 species and their essential care
discover 6 species and their essential care
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Adding blue flowers to your garden can bring a sense of calm and serenity, as well as adding a unique and vibrant splash of color. Discover six species of blue flowers that will certainly enchant your garden.

From the delicate blue petunia to the majestic agapanthus, each of these flowers has distinct characteristics and specific care that ensure their lasting beauty.

1. Blue petunia (Petunia milliflora blue)

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The blue petunia is a stunning addition to any garden, with its flowers delicate and vibrant blue hue. This compact variety of petunia is perfect for flowerbeds, pots and planters.

It blooms profusely throughout the summer as long as it receives adequate sunlight and well-drained soil. Be sure to fertilize regularly to promote lush flowering.

2. Violet (Viola odorata)

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Violets are enchanting flowers known for their gentle fragrance and delicate blue hues. They thrive in shady areas of the garden and are ideal for borders and flowerbeds.

Keep the soil moist but avoid waterlogging, and remove faded flowers regularly to prolong flowering. Violets are perennials, providing lasting beauty to your green space.

3. Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

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In addition to its comforting scent, lavender also offers fascinating blue flowers that attract butterflies and bees to the garden. It is plant hardy and low maintenance thrives in full sun and well-drained soil.

Regular pruning after flowering helps promote healthy growth and a compact shape. In addition to its ornamental beauty, lavender can also be used in aromatherapy and culinary infusions.

4. Blue tumbergia (Thunbergia grandiflora)

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Blue tumbergia, also known as “blue cat’s eyelashes,” is a lush vine that produces blue trumpet-shaped flowers throughout the summer. It is perfect for covering fences, trellises and pergolas, adding a burst of color to your vertical garden.

Provide adequate support for tumbergia growth and water regularly to keep the soil moist. This tropical plant is sensitive to cold, so protect it during the colder months.

5. Agapanto (Agapanthus africanus)

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With its tall, elegant stems adorned with blue, bell-shaped flowers, agapanthus is a stunning choice for garden borders and accent areas. This hardy plant is drought tolerant and prefers full to partial sun.

Be sure to divide agapanthus plants every few years to maintain their vigor and lush flowering. Its flowers are also excellent for fresh or dried floral arrangements.

6. Hyacinth (Hyacinthus)

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Hyacinth is known for its sweet fragrance and dense, deep blue flowers. Plant the bulbs in the fall for a beautiful display of flowers in the spring. They thrive in full to partial sun and well-drained soil.

Keep the soil slightly moist during the active growth period and allow the bulbs to rest during the summer dormancy period. Hyacinths are also excellent for growing in pots and containers.

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