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List #1 BLUE FLOWERS #293204 Aug 21st, 2009 at 03:26 PM
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docs Please read //www.agardenersforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=293203#Post293203 before considering adding to this topic. Don't worry, we'll eventually get all the colors covered. Blue won by a coin flip.

Re: List #1 BLUE FLOWERS [Re: Wild Willy] #293215 Aug 21st, 2009 at 04:12 PM
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teach Anyone who uses Picassa to catalog/index their photos can click on "Tools"/ "experimental"/ "search", and Picassa will show you every picture in the folder that has "BLUE" (or several other colors) in it. It's not perfect (not every blue thing is a flower...) but it may be helpful for this project.

Re: List #1 BLUE FLOWERS [Re: Wild Willy] #293216 Aug 21st, 2009 at 04:51 PM
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Common name:Grace Ward //www.agardenersforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=267807#Post267807

Botanical name:Lithodora difussa and lithodora prostratum

Family: Boraginaceae

Height:Height: up to 6"

Width: spread to 2ft.

Characteristics: Deep blue, small, funnel-shaped flowers. Mat ground cover.Evergreen leaves are narrow, up to an inch long with hairy leaves and steams.

U.S zones 6 to 10 hardiness zones 6-8

Full Sun

Soil: Slighlty acidic soil, Well drained
Drought tolerant once established,But benifits from periodic watering. Avoid wet feet( too moist)

Deer resistant.

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Re: List #1 BLUE FLOWERS [Re: angelblossom] #293223 Aug 21st, 2009 at 05:54 PM
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Plumbago
Family: Plumbaginaceae
zone:8-11 as an evergreen perennial shrub or anywhere as a tender potted plant wintered indoors
Light: full sun (partial shade)
Height:6-8 feet
Width: 8-10 feet
Established plants need little supplemental water

Culture Light sandy soil, good drainage, slightly acidic
Plumbago can be pruned heavily to keep it neat and maximize the number of flowers. Late winter is best pruning time.
Propagation: Propagate plumbago from semi-ripe tip cuttings in summer. It can also be grown from seeds.
Clusters of phlox-like light blue flowers on new growth. It can bloom all year long unless the winter is very harsh. Can freeze to the ground and often regrows from the roots. Plumbago can be trained to grow vine-like on trellis' or fences.


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Re: List #1 BLUE FLOWERS [Re: Tina] #293241 Aug 21st, 2009 at 07:16 PM
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Re: List #1 BLUE FLOWERS [Re: Bill] #293265 Aug 22nd, 2009 at 06:06 AM
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Common name: Cineraria Blue Bicolor //www.agardenersforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=266734#Post266734

Botanical name:Pericallis

Family: Asteraceae

Height: Up to 2ft

Width: Can spread to 2ft

Characteristics:Foliage Color Dark Green Upright & branching mound.

Bloom times: spring - summer in the North
& winter-spring in the south

U.S Zones Annual *except in zones 9-11

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Soil:mildly acidic

water needs [Linked Image][Linked Image]
do not let dry out between waterings


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Re: List #1 BLUE FLOWERS [Re: angelblossom] #293302 Aug 22nd, 2009 at 09:25 AM
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Bluebonnets //www.agardenersforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=269619#Post269619
Common Name: Texas Bluebonnet

Botanical Name: Lupinus texensis

Height: Under 2 ft.

Bloom Time: Early season Spike of sweet-pea-like flowers

Characteristics Mound growing upright to spreading . Leaves are medium green, large and palmate, with lance-shaped leaflets. Produces pod with seeds when flowers dry.

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Soil Preferences: Adaptable, but like all lupines,prefers well-drained loose, sandy soil.

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Zones: 3-8 Perennial in warm areas. ~ Annual in colder regions.

Indigenous To: Eastern and Southern Texas


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Re: List #1 BLUE FLOWERS [Re: angelblossom] #294241 Aug 30th, 2009 at 08:08 AM
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Common Name:Morning glories Heavenly Blue~//www.agardenersforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=294086#Post294086

Botanical Name:Ipomoea

Family: Convolvulaceae ~~Species :violacea L.


Height: vines 8-10 ft ++

Bloom Time: late spring if started indoors : when seed planted outdoors mid summer through fall

Characteristics:twining, perennial vine with heart-shaped leaves; usually cultivated as a garden annual—bears clusters of bright sky-blue flowers with creamy white throats.

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Soil Preferences: Adaptable

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Zones: 9-11 (As Perennial)
All Regions of North America (As Annual)


Invasive Because of its fast growth and prodigious seed production, many jurisdictions consider it an invasive weed

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Re: List #1 BLUE FLOWERS [Re: angelblossom] #294243 Aug 30th, 2009 at 08:46 AM
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Common Name:Scilla //www.agardenersforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=272764#Post272764

Botanical Name:Scilla siberica

Family: Liliaceae

Height: 6-8"

Bloom Time: March-April

Characteristics:Bulbous perennial plants that is evergreen where hardy. Leaves are lance-shaped, upright, fleshy, produces blue bell-shaped flowers.


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Soil Preferences: Sandy Loam to Clay Loam but adapts to most loamy soils

water:[Linked Image] average [Linked Image] during growing season.


Zones:3-9

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Re: List #1 BLUE FLOWERS [Re: angelblossom] #312877 Apr 12th, 2010 at 04:35 PM
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Botanical Name: Vinca Major

Common Name: Periwinkle

Family: Apocynaceae

Species: minor, major

Height: 6" tall and up to 2' in diameter

Bloom time: Mid spring through summer

Characteristics: short evergreen perrenial ground cover

Growth Rate: Moderate

Partial sun to full shade

Soil: Rich, evenly moist, well-drained

Water: Little watering once established

Zone: Hardy to zone 4

Color: blue-purple or indigo is the predominate color, but
cultivars also exist that are reddish-lavendar or
white


Uses: Ground cover, rock gardens, rock walls
































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