low growing blue perennials

rubberrubber Posts: 80

I have a flower boarder infront of a 6ft garden  wall and i am looking for low growing blue perennials. The border gets the early morning sun. On the wall I have a ceanothus and clematis, both doing well. Then at the back a couple of delphiniums, veronica, penstemons, scabious and tradescantia. My meconopsis died. The only low growing ones i have found so far are violas and campanula blue chips. Any other suggestions please.

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  • jaffacakesjaffacakes Posts: 189

    Geranium Rozanne

  • Alan Clark2Alan Clark2 Posts: 629

    Borago pygmaea.

    http://www.specialplants.net/shop/seeds/borago_pygmaea/ 

    Also some Pulmonarias and Brunnera.

    Last edited: 02 June 2017 15:07:39

  • Pete8Pete8 Posts: 2,920

    For very low growing there's ajuga reptans 'burgundy glow' and similar varieties

    Johnson's blue (I think) geranium in my garden today looking good-

    image

  • LynLyn Posts: 8,416

    Lavender Agastache. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • Muddle-UpMuddle-Up Posts: 9,699
    Aberdeenshire, NE Scotland☔
  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,516
    Pete8 says:

    For very low growing there's ajuga reptans 'burgundy glow' and similar varieties

    Johnson's blue (I think) geranium in my garden today looking good-

    image See original post

     Geranium Magnificum image a real beauty.

    How about Penstemon Electric Blue? 

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 12,120

    My Salvia "Blauhugel" flowers it's socks off all summer and the bees love it. Haven't often seen it for sale though.

  • Plumbago - Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

  • WillDBWillDB Posts: 1,171

    Geranium "Rozanne" for sure: a belting good plant, flowers it's socks off! Scabiosa columbaria "Blue Butterflies" and Nepeta "Junior Walker" will also give a long flowering season. Don't forget complementary colours - limey green (Alchemilla mollis) or silver (Artemisia "Silver Mound").

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 1,479

    These are my recommendations.

    Viola Cornuta Boughton Blue, a lovely reliable mound forming perennial that is often over looked over the white version. Understated but strking.

    Convolvulus Sabatius, the blue rock bindweed, will do well in sheltered gardens.

    The Blue Pimpernel Anagallis Monellii 'Sky Lover', another one worth trying if you have a shltered garden. Will give out masses of blue striking flowers.

    Allium Beesianum, a gentle and naturalistic plant that works well with many other  plants. 

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