Here at Bagoy’s Florist, Anchorage’s best flower shop, we love working with blue flowers for their appeal and the many emotions they can provoke from serenity to energy. Blue flowers are not as common as pink, red, yellow, purple, and orange flowers, but that is why they are extra special. Whether used as an accent flower to enrich the colors of other flowers around them, or as part of an all-blue flower arrangement, there’s no doubt blue flowers have a striking presence.
The color blue is often used to promote a variety of feelings from calm and tranquil to trust and loyalty. Based on the shade of blue, it’s symbolism has complex and contradictory meanings. Light blue, for example, represents friendliness, peace, and serenity. Mid-range, bright blues represent dependability, strength, and coolness, and darker blues symbolize dignity, authority, and intelligence.
So many shades of blue, so many opportunities… this is why we love blue flowers. Here are some of our favorites:
Beautiful Blue Flowers
Hydrangeas grow in clusters giving them a bountiful, lush, and full look. They grow in a variety of colors based on the acidity of the soil. Ranging from light, sky blue to deeper ocean blues, hydrangeas are popular blue flowers. Symbolizing grace, beauty, and prosperity, hydrangeas work great with other florals and on their own, too.
A tall flower with a vibrant blue hue, blue delphiniums are striking flowers that add deep gorgeous blues and a vertical element to floral arrangements. They are simple yet elegant blooms that represent fun and lightheartedness, new opportunities, and encouragement.
The beautiful bulb-shaped grape hyacinth grows in clusters that resemble a bunch of grapes. They range in colors from blue, to purple, and even white. The grape hyacinth symbolizes tranquility, wisdom, and rebirth.
Named for their star-shaped blossoms, bluestars are lovely blue flowers that add a wonderfully serene and fresh lavender-blue color to gardens and floral arrangements. This pretty little bloom is known to represent steadfastness and affection.
Delicate and adorable, the bellflower blooms in the shape of a bell. A charming and pretty shade of blue, these flowers make wonderful additions to any arrangement. Bellflowers are said to be associated with the realm of fairies and they symbolize humility, constancy, and love ever-after.
Blue asters were considered magical in ancient Greece and could drive away evil spirits. They were also believed to have healing properties. Today, these daisy-like flowers are known to represent love, patience, and wisdom.
In Greek, “iris” translates into the word “rainbow,” which is fitting as irises come in a rainbow of colors. A regal bloom, iris flowers have different meanings based on their color with blue irises symbolizing faith, hope, wisdom, and valor.
Tiny but bright, this adorable blue flower is definitely memorable. A legend from the 15th century states that wearers of these flowers would not be forgotten by loved ones. A symbol of faithful love and loving memories, forget-me-nots are a wonderful addition to romantic floral arrangements.
For something different, go blue the next time you send flowers to someone or when you want to freshen up your space with beautiful flowers. Our True Blue arrangement has light blue alluring hydrangea which beautifully complements the bright yellow of the tulips. Peruse our selection of gorgeous flowers to find just what you’re looking for.