Interflora - The flower experts
shopping basket

Total: £   
checkout

The Ultimate Guide to Blue Flowers


From iris to forget-me-nots, blue flowers are some of the most enchanting and beautiful blooms on the planet. Our ultimate guide to Blue Flowers aims to tell you everything you need to know about them! In this guide you'll find everything from their names, pictures and meanings to a detailed list of some of the most popular types, including blue wildflowers, trees and bushes.

Blue flower meanings

Blue flowers are often associated with serenity & calm, making them the perfect flowers to send to someone feeling under the weather as a "get well" gift.

Blue flowers are also a popular choice for bridal bouquets at weddings. This is because it is traditional for a bride to incorporate 'something blue' in her outfit. Many florist's dye white flowers blue to achieve this effect, but for brides wanting a more natural option hydrangea is a classic choice.

TYPES OF BLUE FLOWERS

SMALL BLUE FLOWERS

Anemone
Anemone
Windflower
Five petalled saucer-shaped flowers. Colour Violet blue Seasonality Spring
Bluebell
Bluebell
Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Iconic bell-shaped flowers. Colour Violet blue Seasonality Spring
Centaurea
Centaurea
Cornflower
Thistle-like heads with enlarged outer florets. Colour Violet blue Seasonality Spring / Summer
Echinops
Echinops
Globe thistle
Spiky spherical flowers. Colour Violet blue Seasonality Summer
Eryngium
Eryngium
Sea Holly
Spiny cone like flower heads. Colour Deep blue Seasonality Summer
Myosotis
Myosotis
Forget-me-not
Small 5-lobed flowers. Colour Bright blue Seasonality Spring & Summer
Gentiana
Gentiana
Gentianaceae
Large trumpet-shaped flowers. Colour Deep blue Seasonality Autumn
Hyacinth
Hyacinth
Hyacinthus
Dense racemes of small urn-shaped flowers Colour Pale blue Seasonality Spring
Iris
Iris
Iris germanica
Large solitary flowers with spread petals. Colour Royal blue Seasonality Spring
Lavender
Lavender
Lavandula
Two-lipped flowers in whorls. Colour Violet blue Seasonality Summer
Platycodon
Platycodon
Platycodon grandiflorus
Bell-shaped flowers which open from large balloon-buds. Colour Violet blue Seasonality Summer / Summer & Autumn
Scabious
Scabious
Scabiosa
Solitary flowers with enlarged outer florets. Colour Lilac blue Seasonality Summer & Autumn
Triteleia
Triteleia
Brodiaea
Funnel-shaped flowers opening at the base. Colour Purplish blue Seasonality Summer
Veronica
Veronica
Speedwell
Upright spikes of small flowers. Colour Lilac blue Seasonality Summer

TALL BLUE FLOWERS

Allium
Allium
Flowering Onion
Star or bell-shaped flowers in a compact cluster. Colour Starry blue Seasonality Summer
Monkshood
Monkshood
Aconitum
Tall spires of showy,hooded flowers. Colour Violet blue Seasonality Summer
Agapanthus
Agapanthus
African Lily
Clumps of funnel-shaped flowers. Colour Sky blue Seasonality Summer
Spear Thistle
Spear Thistle
Cirsium vulgare
Thistle like flowers on a spiny leafed stem. Colour Pink-Purple Seasonality Summer
Delphinium
Delphinium
larkspur
Showy bowl-shaped semi-double flowers. Colour Deep blue and violet Seasonality Summer
Hydrangea
Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla
Large round flower heads. Colour Gentian blue Seasonality Summer

Blue plants & garden flowers

Anemone
Anemone
Windflower
Five petalled saucer-shaped flowers. Colour Violet blue Seasonality Spring
Hydrangea
Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla
Large round flower heads. Colour Gentian blue Seasonality Summer
Myosotis
Myosotis
Forget-me-not
Small 5-lobed flowers. Colour Bright blue Seasonality Spring / Summer
Nigella
Nigella
Love-in-the-Mist
Solitary flowers with distinct seed pods. Colour Pale blue Seasonality Summer
Lavender
Lavender
Lavandula
Two-lipped flowers in whorls. Colour Violet blue Seasonality Summer
Iris
Iris
Iris germanica
Large solitary flowers with spread petals. Colour Royal blue Seasonality Spring

Blue flowering bushes and trees

Campanula
Campanula
Canterbury Bells
Low hummock of narrow foliage with showy flowers. Colour Light blue Seasonality Summer / Autumn
Centaurea
Centaurea
Cornflower
Thistle-like heads with enlarged outer florets. Colour Violet blue Seasonality Spring / Summer
Hydrangea
Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla
Large round flower heads. Colour Gentian blue Seasonality Summer
Veronica
Veronica
Speedwell
Upright spikes of small flowers. Colour Lilac blue Seasonality Summer
Lavender
Lavender
Lavandula
Two-lipped flowers in whorls. Colour Violet blue Seasonality Summer