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Herbaceous Plants with Blue or Purple Flowers

USING THIS PLANT LIST:

Plants are organized by flower color, then size (shortest to tallest).
To find what you need for your garden site: search this list by flower color, size and planting type. Click on the common name for descriptions, pictures and more information about the plant.

 

Plants for Descanso with blue or purple Flowers
Image Common Name Height Plant Type Months in Bloom Features
[Copyright by Carole Dearman] Verbena Mostly up to four inches Mostly mat-forming perennial February-June Butterfly nectar plant
[Copyright by Carole Dearman] Dwarf Iris Up to six inches Perennial February-June
[Copyright by Carole Dearman] Primrose Up to six inches Perennial February-June
[Copyright by Carole Dearman] Petunia Up to eight inche Spreading Annual Late spring through summer
[Copyright by Carole Dearman] Grape hyacinth Four to eight inches Perennial clusters from small bulbs February-April
[Photo not available] Society Garlic Up to two feet Perennial clusters from bulbs Spring through summer
[Copyright by Carole Dearman] Mariposa Up to two feet Perennial from bulb Spring
[Copyright by Carole Dearman] Cranesbill Up to two feet, depending on species Mat-forming perennial June-frost
[Copyright by Carole Dearman] Mexican Petunia Up to two feet Mat-forming perennial Mid-summer Attracts hummingbirds
Drought resistant
[Photo not available] Catmint Eighteen inches to four feet Upright perennial Spring Rabbits, deer don't like it
Drought resistant
[Copyright by Carole Dearman] Pincushion flower Eighteen inches to four feet Mat-forming perennial Mid-summer to frost Butterfly nectar plant
[Copyright by Carole Dearman] Dutch Iris Up to two feet Upright perennial from bulbs April-June
[Copyright by Carole Dearman] Sage Eighteen inches to five feet depending on species Upright perennial Late spring through summer Hummingbird magnet
Attracts butterflies
Rabbits don't like it
[Copyright by Carole Dearman] Columbine Up to three feet Upright perennial Spring Hummingbird favorite
Butterfly nectar plant
Photo of Penstemon Showy Penstemon Up to four feet Upright perennial Late spring Hummingbird favorite Drought resistant native
[Copyright by Carole Dearman] Bearded Iris Up to forty inches Upright perennial from rhizome April-June A few rebloom in fall
[Copyright by Carole Dearman] foxglove Up to six feet Upright biennial Early summer
[Copyright by Carole Dearman] Delphinium Up to six feet Upright perennial Early summer
[Copyright by Carole Dearman] Sweet Pea Climbs on fences, arbors Annual climber Summer Attracts hummingbirds
[Copyright by Carole Dearman] Morning Glory Climbs on fences, arbors Annual climber Summer Attracts hummingbirds, butterflies

 

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