Blue-colored flowers are not as common as other hues, such as red, yellow, pink, purple, and orange, but that’s what makes them all the more special. Whether used as an accent bloom to enhance the colors of other florals or part of an all-blue arrangement, blue flowers have a remarkable presence.
Used extensively to promote a myriad of feelings from calm and tranquility to trust and loyalty, the color blue has complex and contradictory meanings based on its particular shade. Light blue, like the sky, represents friendliness, peace, infinity, serenity, and ethereal. Mid-range and bright blues represent strength, dependability, and coolness while darker blues symbolize authority, dignity, and intelligence.
So many variations of blue and so many meanings… this is why here at Shotwell Floral, we love blue flowers. Here are some of our favorites:
Beautiful Blue Flowers
Hydrangeas are bountiful, lush, breathtaking flowers and come in subtle shades of blue such as light, powder blue, and sky blue. The shade of blue achieved is determined by the alkalinity of the soil. Blue hydrangea conveys a deep understanding and strong feeling of love and adoration when given as a gift. Hydrangea also symbolizes grace, beauty, and prosperity. This bloom works great with most other florals as it complements other shapes and colors well, and it makes for a stunning arrangement on its own, too.
A true blue flower with a gorgeous bright hue, delphiniums have delicate petals in a radiant blue with a slight gradation. They are simple yet elegant blooms that stand for fun, new opportunities, and encouragement for chasing your dreams.
This beautiful bulb-shaped flower grows in clusters resembling a bunch of grapes. They come in a range of colors from blue, purple, white, and yellow. The grape hyacinth represents trust and sincerity in many cultures and also symbolizes joy and rebirth.
Named for their star-shaped blooms, bluestars are charming blue flowers that make any garden or floral arrangement pop. This pretty little flower represents steadfastness and affection.
With blooms in the shape of a bell, the lovely Bellflower also comes in several different colors such as light purple, pink, white, and blue. These long-stemmed beauties make great cut flowers and their brilliant blue compliments any arrangement. Bellflowers are associated with the realm of fairies and symbolize humility, reverence, and gratitude.
In ancient times, asters were considered magical flowers that could drive away evil spirits as well as have healing properties. These daisy-shaped blooms symbolize love, patience, and elegance.
An ornamental floral frequently used in weddings, the morning glory is a saucer-shaped flower that blooms in the morning and dies in the evening. The flower symbolizes love and its duality, meaning it represents eternal love and affection as well as unrequited love and longing. Either way, it’s still a striking blue flower.
The gorgeous and alluring iris flower comes in a variety of colors which explains its name: in Greek, “iris” translates into “rainbow.” A regal bloom, iris flowers symbolize faith, wisdom, hope, and valor. A beautiful accent bloom, irises also make quite a statement when grouped together by themselves.
This adorable blue flower may be tiny but its bright blue color makes it worth remembering. A 15th-century legend states that wearers of this flower would not be forgotten by their loved ones. A symbol of faithful love and loving memories, forget-me-not are often used in romantic celebrations.
A stunningly beautiful blue flower, the cornflower is also known as the bachelor button flower. Single men used to wear the cornflower on their lapel while courting someone. If the flower died quickly, it would indicate the love is not reciprocated. These bright blue blooms symbolize hope in love, celibacy, and blessedness.
Orchids are exotic, beautiful flowers cherished by many people, but blue orchids are exquisite, rare, and remarkable as well as highly coveted. The Aztecs and Greeks regarded blue orchids as symbols of strength and virility. These gorgeous blooms also represent perfection, opulence, beauty, and luxury.
The beautiful blue anemone can brighten any home with its charming simplicity and lovely fragrance. Believed to bring luck and protection against evil, blue anemones are also known for being magical and bringing peace of mind.
For something different yet special and striking, go blue the next time you want to send flowers to someone or to freshen up your space with beautiful flowers. Peruse our selection of florals now to find the perfect arrangement.