Looking for blue flowers that will thrive on the coast

rosekillerJune 16, 2006

I'm trying to identify a blue flower that I saw beside a beach cottage around Wilmington, North Carolina. Currently, all the searches I've tried pull up waaaay too many choices. It would be a great help if anyone could list blue flowers in your garden....

Thanks,

Courtney

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lacleo(8b- lower AL)

Morning Glories

Hydrangeas

    Bookmark   June 18, 2006 at 7:39PM
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rosekiller

They were not morning glories or hydrangeas. But thanks for contributing to my search!

    Bookmark   June 19, 2006 at 9:04AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

It might be helpful if you gave a bit of a description of the plant that you saw. Was it a spiked flower, for example?

    Bookmark   June 19, 2006 at 10:36AM
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nandina(8b)

Could you have seen Plumbago?

    Bookmark   June 19, 2006 at 2:14PM
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stsimonsislandkaren(z8 GA)

Try Agapanthus, commonly known, I believe, as Lily of the Nile. I have had some luck with Angelonia and Plumbago.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2006 at 7:28AM
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wannab(8b & 4a)

Spiderwort growes wild, and some folks have it in their gardens. Grows about two feet tall and has sort of garlic like leaves.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2006 at 9:01AM
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suntan

We live in Florida, about 1/4 mile from the ocean, and have been growing something called "blue wonder." I believe it has other, similar names. It's a low-growing plant, but truly beautiful with large numbers of blossoms. We're still getting beautiful flowers in mid July, but plants that didn't get plenty of water have not survived.

Hope this helps.

Ray in Melbourne Beach

    Bookmark   July 15, 2006 at 11:09AM
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paulacat(Z8 Coastal SC)

I second plumbago. Also, salvia guarantica (black & blue) and bog sage.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2006 at 4:51PM
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carletta_gardener

I am 50 miles from the coast but blue plumbago is a great plant and survives everything so far.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2006 at 6:37PM
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DISSmith(z8b SC)

Mexican Petunia (Ruellia?) or Black & Blue Salvia?

    Bookmark   September 6, 2006 at 7:45PM
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agnespuffin

Maybe Stokesia or Stokes Aster. It may not make it in your zone, but since it's near the warmer coast.....who know???

    Bookmark   September 10, 2006 at 11:31AM
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diana3(SC)

I live at the beach and have had success with Blue Daze, plumbago, and salvia.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2006 at 5:58PM
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