Blue flowers are pretty rare, which makes them really stand out when spotted in a field of multi-colored flowers or when placed within a floral arrangement. Whether used as an accent to complement the colors of other blooms in a vase or grouped together in an all-blue arrangement, there’s no doubt blue flowers have an amazing presence. Here at Boston’s best flower shop, Central Square Florist, we love working with the few blue flowers there are because of their rare beauty. Below are some of our favorites.
Amazingly Beautiful Blue Flowers
1. Blue Hydrangea
Blue Hydrangeas are gorgeous, lush flowers that come in subtle shades of blue from light sky blue to deep ocean blue. The alkalinity of the soil is what determines the color of the hydrangea petals. The symbolism of these bountiful blooms varies based on the shade of blue with dark blue representing deep understanding and love and light blue symbolizing grace, beauty, and prosperity.
2. Blue Delphinium
Another lush bloom with clusters of flowers, the deep blue hue of delphiniums is truly striking. Blue delphiniums are wonderful accent blooms as they provide excellent vertical accents and showstopping blue accents. These wonderful blooms represent fun, new opportunities, and encouragement in chasing your dreams.
3. Grape Hyacinth
The grape hyacinth is a unique flower with blooms that grow in clusters resembling grapes. The striking blue colors of the grape hyacinth vary from light blue to mid-range and then deep blue. The color variation is stunning. Grape hyacinths represent trust and sincerity in many cultures as well as joy and rebirth.
Simple yet elegant, the Bellflower has bell-shaped blooms that come in a lovely shade of blue. Their long stems make them great cut flowers on their own or for adding a touch of grace and beauty to an arrangement. Associated with the fairy realm, these dainty flowers symbolize gratitude and everlasting love.
5. Blue Aster
In ancient times, asters were thought to be magical in their healing properties and ability to keep away evil spirits. We just love these charming daisy-like blooms for their cheeriness. Blue asters represent love, patience, and wisdom.
Regal and alluring, the iris comes in a variety of colors with blue being particularly stunning. Symbolizing faith, wisdom, and valor, blue irises make a stunning addition to other floral arrangements or grouped alone.
Charmingly small yet full of character, Forget-Me-Nots have a bold presence. Vibrant blue petals surround a bright yellow center and when grouped together they are hard to forget. So much so, that according to legend, those who wear them will not be forgotten by loved ones. Representing faithful love and loving memories, Forget-Me-Nots are just right for romantic moments.
Also known as the “bachelor button,” the cornflower is a stunning blue flower loved by gardeners and florists alike for its wonderful pop of blue radiance. Cornflowers are symbols of wealth, prosperity, and good fortune.
9. Blue Orchid
Beautiful and rare, the exotic blue orchid has striking blue blossoms. Representing perfection, opulence, and beauty, blue orchids add a bit of luxury to any room.
10. Blue Anemone
Blue anemones are large, sweet-smelling flowers that stand out in any arrangement. With lovely blue petals radiating from a dark, bulbous center, their uniqueness is captivating. Blue anemones are known for warding off evil.
The next time you want to send an uplifting and beautiful gift of flowers to someone, or to yourself, choose one with blue flowers. Peruse our selection of gorgeous flower arrangements now.