Blue Wild Flowers
for Your Garden
wild flowers in your garden, or simply scattering wild flower seeds around an
area of your yard are both ways to take advantage of Mother Nature's treasured
gifts. Wild flowers are carefree, colorful, and tend to attract bees, butterflys
and birds. So planting wild flowers not only gives you an easy maintenance flower
garden... it also promises to be a constant source of interesting activity throughout
following wild flowers are blue to purple in color, and some say this is a favorite
color of bees.
or COMMON DAY-FLOWER
(Commelina Virginica) - Spiderwort family
day flower has blue, one inch wide or smaller flowers which tend tobe irregular.
The flowers are grouped at the end of the stem, and are upheld by long leaf-like
bracts. The leaves are lance-shaped and 3-5 inches long. The upper leaves form
like a hood of sorts about the flower. These wild flowers prefer moist, shady
ground and flower from June through September.
day flower tends to open in the morning and looking somewhat "alert".
In the afternoon, or after the bees have visited and fertilized it, the petals
roll up and quickly wilt into a wet, shapeless mass which will leave a sticky
blue fluid on your fingers if you touch it.
WIDOW'S or JOB'S TEARS
(Tradescantia Virginiana) - Spiderwort family
Spiderwort's flowers are purplish blue in color but on rare occasion they can
be white. There's usually several flowers about 1-2 inches wide, and usually contain
clusters of drooping buds between long, blade-like bracts at the end. This one
can grow from 8-36 inches tall, and has long blade-like leaves. It prefers rich,
moist woods, thickets or garden space, and it flowers from May through August.
its relative the dayflower, the spiderwort opens for part of a day only. In the
morning it is wide awake and pert; early in the afternoon its petals have begun
to retreat and wither away. New blooms appear each day throughout the season though.
HYACINTH, SCILLA or SQUILL. QUAMASH
(Quamasia kyacinthina; Scilla Fraseri
of Gray) - Lily family
Wild Hyacinth tends to produce many pale violet blue flowers, though once in awhile
they can be white. There tend to be equal groups of 6 flowers on long, oblong-shaped
branches. The plant tends to grow 1-2 feet tall, and has grass-like, short leaves.
These wild flowers prefer meadows, prairies and stream banks, and they bloom from
April to May.
wild flowers tend to be low maintenance, and they propogate on their own, without
being invasive. In addition to attracting bees, the Wild Hyacinth also tends to
attract ants, wasps, flies, butterflies, and beetles.
you prefer to start your flowers from seeds or potted starter plants, wild flowers
are a wonderful addition to any type of garden. Creating a stand alone wild flower
garden is also a fantastic way to make a great, naturalized impression in large
or unused areas of your landscape.
© Kathy Burns-Millyard, The Garden Source Network
also see in Garden Flowers -> Bellflowers | Blue Salvia | Forget-Me-Nots | Violets