25 Most Beautiful Blue Flowers

Add a touch of blue to liven up your gardens with these exceptionally beautiful flowers.

By Ramya Karamsetti

Blue colour is everlastingly appointed by the deity to be a source of delight.” — John Ruskin

The beautiful blue flowers convey the message of love, desire, and the supreme struggle to reach the zenith. They are one of the rarest flowers found in the world and create a contemplative mood by virtue of their cooling and calming effect.

At the same time, it is believed that blue flowers slow down metabolism and reduce appetite. Blue is a color that is associated with intellect and spirituality. It has calming effects and helps one to sleep better.

While light blue is the color of serenity, calmness, and peace, dark blue conveys importance and confidence. However, blue flowers stand for loyalty, trust, intelligence, wisdom, truth, faith, and confidence and give a sense of stability, confidence, honesty, and security.

The Loveliest Blue Flowers In the World

Here are some of the most beautiful blue flowers found across the globe.

1. Blue hydrangea:

Blue hydrangea is an absolute breathtaking flower. Some blue hydrangeas come in vivid and striking colours, while some are in subtle shades like powder blue or sky blue. The shades of blue vary according to the alkalinity of the soil. Blue hydrangea flower convey a heartfelt and strong feeling of love when given as a gift.

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2. Delphinium:

Delphinium flowers come in some of the truest shades of blue colour. This dolphin shaped flower stands for fun, levity, ardent attachment and big hearted in the language of flowers.

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3. Dandelion:

Dandelion flower is associated with love, affection, desire, sympathy while the blue dandelion flower represents faithfulness, happiness and tranquillity. Dandelion is a popular flower in folklore and legends and has been symbolic in a variety of cultures. These flowers are native to Europe and Asia but are now available widely across the world.

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4. Grape Hyacinth:

This flower is a very beautiful and unique bulb shaped bloom which grows in clusters in mid spring. They are found in purple, white and yellow varieties. Grape hyacinth is associated with rebirth and represents games, sports, rashness and playful joy. Grape hyacinth symbolizes constancy and trust.

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5. Clematis:

Clematis is a flowering climber plant that is mostly used for ornamental purpose. ‘Crystal fountain’, ‘Ice Blue’, and ‘Arbella’ are some true blue varieties of this flower. The meaning of clematis is mental prowess. The blue clematis signifies faithfulness, ingenuity and courage.

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6. Bluestar:

Blue star flower is a perfect blue flower for gardens. It blooms in clear blue clusters on greenish yellow foliage. It signifies steadfastness and affection.

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7. Bellflower:

Bellflowers are charming starry or bell shaped flowers that bloom in several colours like violet pink, purple and white.  The long stemmed varieties are great cut flowers. This is a pearl deep blue cup shaped flower with light yellow centers. Its dark green foliage complements the blue colour finely. The flower symbolism associated with this flower is humility, constancy and gratitude. Bell flowers are also related to the realm of fairies and are referred as ‘fairy thimbles’.

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8. Balloon Flower:

Balloon flowers are balloon shaped buds that open to beautiful blue, pink or white shaped blooms with striking red pistils. This flower can be used best for decoration purpose or for flower arrangement with this flower as a lovely backdrop. It stands for love, honesty, obedience. These flowers would make a great gift for some who is extremely special to you.

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9. Aster:

Aster is the last plant to bloom in a year and come in colors like red, purple, blue, pink, yellow and white. The flower symbolism associated with asters is daintiness, love and peace. Asters are also believed to possess healing properties. In the ancient times, it was believed that burning aster flower leaves would drive away evil and other thing associated with it

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10. Morning Glories:

Morning glory is a saucer shaped flower that blooms in colors like blue, yellow, purple, red and pink. This star shaped flower is aptly named morning glory as the flower blooms during the day and dies by evening. These flowers symbolize love and affection. These are used for ornamental purpose in wedding and parties.

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11. Blue Hibiscus Flower:

Blue Hibiscus flowers are rare to be found and look exotic in shape and colour. Hibiscus in general stands for delicate beauty while its blue variety symbolizes depth, infinity, serenity and unexplainable splendour. This rare beauty that glorifies the flower land also represents fertility.

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12. Impatiens Flower:

Impatiens flower come in two varieties which include flat shaped impatiens flowers and orchid shaped impatiens. In the medieval time impatiens flowers were called ‘Our Lady’ Earring’. This flower symbolizes motherly love and affection.

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13. Iris:

Iris flower is associated with faith, wisdom, cherished friendship, hope and valour. Iris flower was used in medieval times In the Mary Gardens. The blade shaped foliage of this flower denotes sorrows which pierce the heart. Iris has been recognized as the dancing spirit if the early summer for its different colors. Its fluttering petal often reminds me of butterfly wings flapping gently in the breeze.

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14. Violet Flower:

Violet is a pretty blue coloured flower symbolizing affection, modesty, watchfulness, love and happiness. Violets are edible flowers its essence is often used in desserts white its petals are used to decorate salads and desserts.

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15. Gentian:

Gentian is a true blue colored flower with smooth green lance shaped leaves which is highly attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.  Blue gentian is a very unique flower prevalent only in Europe. This unusual looking flower is mostly used as an alternative to traditional rose and daisy. Blue gentian represents loveliness, intrinsic value and femininity.

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16. Forget me not:

This flower symbolizes true love and remembrance.  In the 15th century, it was believed that the wearers of this flower would not be forgotten by their lovers. This is a pretty little blue flower with yellow stamens and blooms mainly in summer.

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17. Bachelor Button Flower:

This flower is more commonly known as cornflower, basket flower and boutonniere flower. These blue flowers were prized historically for its pigment. In the olden days, bachelors would wear this flower to indicate his love for their beloved. If the love is not reciprocated, the flower would die quickly. It is also a national flower of Poland. The flower symbolizes celibacy, singlehood, and hope in love, delicacy and blessedness.

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18. Blue Fringed Daisy:

Daisies are classic flowers which are loved by one and all. Blue fringed daisies are beautiful and look even more unique and beautiful because of its blue color. This flower is named blue fringed daisy because it truly looks like fringe surrounded by a yellow and green center. It symbolizes simplicity, adoration and appreciation.

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19. Ipomoea flower:

This is one of the loveliest flowers with huge trumpet shaped petals in deep azure colour. It opens up its petal every dawn to embrace the new day and perishes before noon. The bright blue flower contrast very well with rich green leaves. These flowers are born in clusters on high stem.

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20. Blue calla lilies:

Blue calla lilies are magnificent looking flowers and are often used for weddings, parties, baptisms and even funerals. These exotic shaped flowers can be used at any occasion as they express feelings of gratitude and appreciation. Blue calla lilies symbolize royalty, serenity, peace and tranquillity. In the Romantic period, this flower symbolized love and desire.

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21. Blue orchids:

Orchids are highly coveted flowers that represent luxury, beauty and strength. Blue orchids are astonishingly beautiful flowers and are capable of attracting even people who do not appreciate flowers much. These flowers are quite rare to find but are extremely popular for its beauty. Blue orchids symbolize tranquillity and are associated with the deep and vast ocean for its blue and white colour. These flowers represent delicate beauty, power and stability.

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22. Blue carnation:

Blue carnations are fun and colourful flowers making them a perfect choice for party decorations. These charming flowers spread joy and elegance and are used widely for special occasions and gifting purposes. The light sky blue colour of this flower symbolizes peace and partiality. It also represents truth, thus it is widely used during weddings, indicating the clear response to the feeling of pure love a groom has for his bride.

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23. Columbine:

Columbine is plant from the ranunculaceous genus with seemingly delicate petals and coloured sepals which give an appearance of a bunch of pigeons. The name is derived from the Latin word ‘aquila’ and stands for ‘dove’ in the language of flowers. The leaves are dark and bluish green in colour and the flower blooms in a beautiful blue colour with ferny foliage. It comes in colors like yellow, pink, red, maroon, violet and white.

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24. Anemone:

Anemone comes in bright vivid colors and blooms in spring, summer and fall. This flower is believed to bring luck and protect against evil and other harmful forces. It also carries magical and prophetic tales with itself, and thus is called anticipation in the language of flowers.

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25. Brunnea:

Brunnea is a 5-petaled tiny blue flower with sprays held above the foliage. These airy sprays of blue flowers appear in early spring and have a striking resemblance to forget me not flowers.

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Blue is a dreamy color related to the emotions and hopes of people. It has a cooling and calming effect and is often associated with spirituality and intellect. Blue flowers are quite rare to be found. The shades of blue symbolize different fortunes. Blue hydrangea, delphinium, dandelion, grape hyacinth, and clematis are the most beautiful blue flowers found globally. These blue flowers surely brighten your day. However, some believe that they may reduce appetite and slow down metabolism. Hence, practice caution and consult your health care provider for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a true blue rose?

No. A blue rose does not exist in nature. You can either dye a white rose blue or opt for a genetically modified blue rose.

Why are blue flowers so rare?

Unlike other colors in nature, blue pigments are very rare in flowers. Hence, natural blue flowers are uncommon to find.

Which plant is known as the blue plant?

Brunonia, also known as the blue pincushion, is an Australian perennial herb that produces blue five-lobed flowers. It is also called the blue plant.

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Ramya Karamsetti is a contributor to StyleCraze. She loves writing articles on beauty, health, and wellness and advocates using natural... more

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