Two blue flowering perennual

jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)February 28, 2014

Do you like these two? ... although they are not that elitist like the Meconopsis,

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

i have not been without evolvulus for a decade ..

in hanging baskets


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    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 5:08PM
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NHBabs z4b-5a NH

I am another fan of Evolvulus and find it winters over well indoors. I've kept plants for several years, and what in the end did them in was forgetting to bring them in before a hard frost. It really is a lovely true blue.

The second one looks like some type of woodland Phlox. Both are lovely, especially as we are looking at getting more snow over the next several days.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 6:44PM
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jujujojo_gw(6b 7a)

The second is Plumbago auriculata.

    Bookmark   February 28, 2014 at 8:24PM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

I use both extensively in my garden. though the "blue daze" takes a bit of soil preparation never gets out of hand and is almost constantly in flower. I have two types of plumbago with a very deep blue called "Delft" and the regular sky blue . Only complaint is that they tend to take up all the space lol. I've redone my entire grow area for blue ,puple and white flowers My favorite is a very deep blue Lobelia called "Crystal palace " almost a cobalt color and covers it's self in flowers . Tends to be an annual for me as it can't take the summer humidity.
Something mystical about blue flowers?? gary

    Bookmark   March 1, 2014 at 2:31AM
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I haven't seen a plumbago "Delft" offered for sale. The ones available here and when I lived in Texas were all pale blue - nice enough, but not the rich, deep blue that people most crave.

Evolvulus also falls into the "nice enough" category, no show-stopper though.

This year I am growing these two in my anatomically correct garden.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2014 at 10:33AM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

Plumbago is also available in red and white and a blue with white edges.. I find these are not nearly as vigorous
The "delft" is definitely worth looking for . Another favorite of mine is the so called "Blue Pea vine the double looks like miniature roses and is a very deep blue . To my eye not a trace of purple All time favorite is a very sky blue tropical water lily produces semi double flowers 14 inches accross standing two feet out of the water!! The anthurs are a strong purple though and the nectary is bright yellow Another is pacific blue delphinium glorious for a short time but can't handle the florida heat lol gary

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 6:44AM
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