Rare amongst the various multi-colored flowers we see in nature is the blue flower. All colors have associations and meaning attached to them, typically based on how they make us feel, and the meaning of blue varies widely depending on the shade. For example, light blues tend to be calming, peaceful, and friendly. Dark blues convey a sense of strength and reliability, and mid-range, vibrant blues signify energy, freshness, and reliability. Overall, experts in color psychology report that blue is generally associated with trust, honesty, and loyalty. Here at Billy Heroman’s, Baton Rouge’s top florist, we love using blue blooms as an eye-popping accent color or grouped together in a stunning all-blue arrangement. Below are some of our favorite blue flowers.
The Beautiful Blue Flowers We Love
Coming in colors which range from soft, baby blues to darker, ocean-colored hues, Hydrangeas are strikingly beautiful flowers that are popular in floral arrangements. A great filler flower due to their fullness, they are also striking in their lovely shades of blue bringing a depth of colors and emotions. The shade of blue in a hydrangea is actually determined by the alkalinity of the soil, which gives some growers a bit of control over how light or dark they grow. Blue hydrangeas convey strong feelings of love and a deep understanding. They also symbolize grace, beauty, and prosperity.
A true blue flower that has clusters of blooms creating a dramatic effect, delphiniums are great for adding vibrant color, vertical accents, and mass to any arrangement. They are elegant and lush and represent new opportunities and encouragement in chasing your dreams.
A beautiful cluster of blooms which start off light blue at the top gradually become a darker, deeper shade of blue towards the bottom, the Grape Hyacinth is truly remarkable and stunning. Resembling a bunch of grapes, these lush and unique blooms are a showstopper! This awesome blossom represents trust and sincerity as well as joy and rebirth.
Graceful, elegant, and with blooms the resemble bells, the Bellflower also grows in colors such as light purple, pink, and white. The blue variety is a lovely shade of blue that is joyful and charming. With their long stems, this is a flower that works great as an accent bloom or grouped together in a vase. Bellflowers are associated with the realm of fairies and symbolize humility and long-lasting love.
In ancient times, the Aster flower was considered magical and had healing properties. They were also believed to drive away evil spirits and demons. These lovely daisy-shaped wildflowers represent love, patience, and elegance.
Though small, these bright, cheery flowers are definitely memorable. Forget-Me-Nots come in a charming shade of blue with a bright spot of yellow in the middle. Based on a 15th-century legend, these flowers were worn by those who did not want to be forgotten by their loved ones. A symbol of everlasting love and loving memories, forget-me-nots are perfect for romantic occasions.
Another flower with an awesome, vibrant shade of blue and striking petals, the cornflower is quite striking. Once worn by single men to let a woman know she is being courted, this flower is also known as the “bachelor button.” Symbolizing fidelity, hope in love, and reliability, they make the perfect flower to give someone you love.
Blue anemones will brighten any home and bring blissful tranquility to any arrangement. A large and unique flower with a dark center, anemones are believed to bring luck and protection against evil.
For something special and elegant, think blue the next time you’re looking for flower arrangements. Like in our Sapphire Spray design, blue hydrangeas are coupled with white roses and darker blue delphinium to create a stunning and inspired bouquet. Peruse our selection of florals now to find the perfect arrangement for you or a loved one.