A few blue flowers are open just now at Roche Fleurie, more if you stretch blue to include bluish purple. Blue is a very flexible colour that mixes well with most others.
|Mertensia virginica - Virginia Bluebells|
Very neat gardeners find forget-me-nots too aggressive, but the plant is one of my favourite because it is so easy to control and so useful in the garden. Its best feature is that is creates a thread that links different areas together. It can also pull together a series of plants that have very little in common. It looks very good associated with pink and with yellow.
This little columbine is unusual in that the flowers often face up rather than down. I grew it from seeds of Rocky Mountain columbine (Aquilegia saximontana), but it might be an hybrid as columbines crossbreed a lot.
|Rocky Mountain columbine|
Phlox subulata tends to be from white to purple, but it is sometimes is bluish.
Some Clematis alpina are bluer than mine which tends more towards the purple.
Blue is very much an iris colour. Many blue irises are still to open. The only blue we have at the moment is an Iris pumila hybrid that is almost over and a white iris with blue falls.
|Miniature dwarf iris hybrid|
We have two blue creeping speedwells. 'Waterperry' is pale blue.
|Creeping speedwell 'Waterperry''|
'Georgia Blue' ,however, has rich cobalt blue flowers.
|Creeping speedwell 'Georgia Blue'|
I would have ended with Centaurea montana, which is in bloom now, but I do not have a picture and it is pouring rain - a welcome rain after two weeks of strong sunshine.