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58 Plants with Blue Flowers, Berries and Foliage

The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year is Classic Blue and the serene, calming color is a perfect fit for our current times.  Who these days isn’t looking for some serenity in their lives? While flowers are the most obvious way to add blue to your garden, blue foliage, blue berries and even blue paint can all help create a calming oasis right outside your door. Here are 58 plants to consider for your garden.

Contributors: Kerry Meyer

Annuals with Blue Flowers


If you are looking for constant all summer color, blue flowering annuals are your best choice. These selections will show a wide range of options to consider for your garden beds and containers.

Blue My Mind® Dwarf Morning Glory (Evolvulus)

Laguna® Sky Blue lobelia (Lobelia)

Laguna® Dark Blue lobelia (Lobelia)

Rockin’® Playin’ the Blues® salvia (Salvia)

Rockin’® Blue Suede Shoes® salvia (Salvia)

Unplugged® So Blue® salvia (Salvia)

Supertunia® Mini Vista Indigo petunia (Petunia)

Supertunia® Royal Velvet® petunia (Petunia)

Supertunia® Blue Skies petunia (Petunia)

Superbells® Double Blue calibrachoa (Calibrachoa)

Superbells® Tabltop Blue calibrachoa (Calibrachoa)

Superbells® Blue Moon Punch calibrachoa (Calibrachoa)

Superbena Sparkling® Amethyst verbena (Verbena)

Superbena® Stormburst verbena (Verbena)

Snowstorm® Glacier Blue bacopa (Sutera)

Snowstorm® Blue bacopa (Sutera)

Whirlwind® Blue fan flower (Sutera)

Beth’s Blue® star flower (Isotoma)

Angelface® Cascade Blue summer snapdragon (Angelonia)

Endless Illumination bush violet (Browallia 



Perennials with Blue Flowers

Blue flowering perennials will grace your garden year after year with their lovely blue flowers.

‘Stand by Me’ bush clematis (Clematis)

‘Storm Cloud’ bluestar (Amsonia)

Decadence® ‘Sparkling Sapphires’ false indigo (Baptisia)

Decadence® ‘Blueberry Sundae’ false indigo (Baptisia)

Sweet Romance® lavender (Lavandula)

‘Cat’s Meow’ catmint (Nepeta)

‘Cat’s Pajamas’ catmint (Nepeta)

‘Denim ‘n Lace’ Russian sage (Perovskia)

Color Spires® ‘Azure Snow’ perennial salvia ‘Salvia’

Color Spires® ‘Crystal Blue’ perennial salvia ‘Salvia’

Color Spires® ‘Indiglo Girl’ perennial salvia ‘Salvia’

Magic Show® ‘Enchanted Indigo’ spike speedwell (Veronica)

Magic Show® ‘Wizard of Ahhs’ spike speedwell (Veronica)



Shrubs with Blue Flowers

Shrubs are the backbone of most gardens and these blue flowering shrubs will be great additions for you garden.

Pugster Blue® Butterfly Bush

Lo and Behold® ‘Blue Chip Jr.’ Butterfly Bush (Buddleia)

Beyond Midnight® bluebeard (Caryopteris)

Lil Miss Sunshine® bluebeard (Caryopteris)

Azurri Blue Satin® rose of Sharon (Hibiscus

Blue Chiffon® rose of Sharon (Hibiscus)

Tiny Tuff Stuff mountain hydrangea

Tuff Stuff Ah-ha® Reblooming mountain hydrangea (Hydrangea)

Cityline® Mars bigleaf hydrangea

Let's Dance® Rhythmic Blue® Reblooming Hydrangea (Hydrangea)

Blue Diddley®

Double Blue lilac


Shrubs with Blue Berries

The most unexpected way to add blue to your garden is the blue berries found on these two viburnum.

All That Glitters® arrowwood viburnum (Viburnum) 

Blue Muffin® arrowwood viburnum (Viburnum) 


Perennials and Shrubs with Blue Foliage

Plants with blue foliage add a subtler splash of color to your garden.


Pinpoint® Blue false cypress (Chamaecyparis)

Blues Festival® St. John’s-wort (Hypericum)

Double Play® Blue Kazoo® spirea Spiraea

‘Serendipity’ ornamental onion (Allium)

‘Paint the Town’ pinks (Dianthus)

Fruit Punch® ‘Black Cherry Frost’ pinks (Dianthus)

Prairie Winds® ‘Totem Pole’ switch grass (Panicum)

Rock ‘n Grow® ‘Popstar‘ stonecrop (Sedum)

Shadowland® ‘Diamond Lake’ hosta (Hosta)

Shadowland® ‘Waterslide’ hosta (Hosta)




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