Posts Tagged ‘Blue’
and start to see some green (hummingbirds) and orange and yellow(butterflies) and…
One of the most popular annuals for hummingbird attraction is Salvia ‘Black & Blue’. Although it is not the typical color for hummingbird attracting , which is red, this Salvia does a wonderful job! The intense blue flowers bloom off of black stems. This tall, 30-40″ sun loving annual is great for in those hard to grow dry areas in your garden. The butterflies, hummingbirds, and song birds just love hanging out on this annual. Hardy for zones 7-10 this may also be considered a tender perennial in some areas of the country. Salvia ‘Black & Blue’ makes for a great garden addition along with a great thriller for your combination planters. The best part of this plant for those of you with deer problems, it is deer resistant!
Here are a couple comments from other gardeners like yourself who have tried and love this variety.
Brenda, Zone 6 -This is my 3rd year growing these salvia’s. I live in zone 6, so I have to reorder each year. I don’t mind at all though, because they are beautiful blue color and bloom all summer. The hummingbirds absolutely love this blue flower.
Jaime Zone 8- Really, really nice plant! Bloomed for months – non-stop! I will always have 1 or 2 of these in the garden.
If a long blooming perennial is what you are looking for, Agastache should be a high on your list. Agastache ‘Blue Boa‘ is a beautiful new perennial variety that has bright purple flower spikes that bloom all summer. The tall (2 -3 foot) upright habit of ‘Blue Boa’ and thick colorful spikes make this a great specimen plant. What I have done and recommend doing is planting several Agastaches together in mass to create a colorful long blooming ‘patch’ in your garden. The sweet anise smell is delightful on a warm summer night. Take a few cuts and bring this beauty in the house to enjoy. Agastache ‘Blue Boa‘ is a natural attractor for hummingbirds and butterflies, and because of its lovely scent the deer will stay away.
Be sure to check out our huge list of Agastache to start your long blooming variety list.
Clematis ‘Vyvyan Pennell’
On today’s walk through the greenhouse I saw this huge beauty. Clematis ‘Vyvyan Pennell‘ has extra large 8″ double violet blue flowers. ‘Vyvyan Pennell‘ is a reblooming clematis that blooms in the spring and then again with large single flowers in the fall.
Prune Group 2 – Prune lightly above the new leaf buds in early spring and remove any dead or weak stems. Early flowers appear on the previous season’s growth while late summer flowers appear on new growth.
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(Tufted Violet) Viola ‘Columbine‘ perfumes the air with fragrant white flowers flushed and streaked with violet-blue. A vigorous grower, which grows well in either sun or shade. Viola ‘Columbine’ blooms profusely in late spring through early summer. Blooms all summer long for us in Michigan! The compact habit makes this an excellent variety for rock gardens!
(Blue Eyed Grass) Sisyrinchium ‘Devon Skies’ is often referred to as ‘Blue Eyed Grass’, but it is technically not an ornamental grass. The grass-like foliage forms compact clumps that are topped with sky blue, star-like flowers with bright yellow throats. ‘Devon Skies’ tolerates heat, humidity, poor soil, and is drought tolerant as long as it has good drainage. The long bloom time of ‘Devon Skies’ make it the perfect plant for rock gardens or the front of the perennial border.