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Blue Flowers in July

Botanical Plant Name

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Flower Colour /
Sun Aspect of Full Sun,
Part Shade, Full Shade

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Flowering Months

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Height with Spacings or Width (W) in inches (cms)

1 inch = 2.5 cms
12 inches = 30 cms
40 inches = 100 cms

Foliage Colour /
Soil Moisture of
Dry,
Moist or
Wet

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Evergreen (Evg) or Deciduous (Dec or Her) Plant Type / Acidic (Acid), Alkaline (Alk) or
Any Soil

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Nectar / Pollen

* = very good bee plant

Blue-flowered Allium like Allium caeruleum

Blue /
Full Sun

June - July

24 x 10
(60 x 25)

Dark Green /
Moist

Bulb / Well-drained soil

Nectar

Anchusa azurea 'Dropmore'
(Alkanet)

Blue /
Full Sun

June - August

36 x 12
(90 x 30)

Dark Green /
Moist

Her Perennial /
Well-drained soil

Nectar

Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'
(Anchusa italica 'Loddon Royalist')

Blue /
Full Sun

June - September if not allowed to set seed

40 x 24
(100 x 60)

Mid-Green /
Moist

Her Perennial /
Well-drained soil

Nectar

Anchusa capensis (Cape-forget-me-not, ystergras, koringblom, bugloss)

Blue /
Full Sun

May - August

12 x 8
(30 x 20) Spacing

Bright Green /
Dry (If it receives no water during the summer, it dies after setting seed)

Annual or Biennial /
Well-drained soil like sand

Nectar

Anchusa officinalis (Alkanet)

Blue /
Full Sun only

June - October

36 x
(90 x

Green /
Moist

Biennial / Well-drained soil

Nectar

Borago officinalis (Borage, Starflower, Bee Bread, Blue Borage)

Sky-Blue /
Full Sun, Part Shade in light woodland

June - October

6 x 18-24
(15 x 45-60) Spacing

Mid-Green /
Dry, Moist

Annual which self-seeds /
Well-drained soil and can grow in very alkaline soils. It likes loose stony soils with some chalk and sand.

Nectar, Pollen

Campanula medium (Canterbury Bells, Bell Flower)

Violet - Blue /
Full Sun, prefers lightly shaded areas
 

May - August
Forms rosettes of leaves in the first year, stems and flowers in the second one.

36 x 12
(90 x 30)

Mid - Green /
Moist.

Not suitable for the tropics or hot, dry regions
 

Biennial /
Well-drained soil.
Best in massed planting in borders and among shrubs.

Nectar, Pollen from all Camp-anulas

Cichorium endivia
(Endive, Escarole, Batavia)

Light Blue /
Full Sun only.
Leaves used in salads.

July -

39 x 12
(98 x 30)

Green /
Moist

Biennial /
Well-drained soil with habitat of rocks and sand by the sea

Nectar

Cichorium intybus
(Chicory, Cichorium balearicum, Cichorium cicorea, Cichorium commune, Cichorium perenne )

Blue /
Full Sun only

Roots used as caffeine-free coffee substitute. Leaves used as winter salad.
 

July - October

Flowers open about 6-7 o'clock and close around midday.

60 x 20
(150 x 50)

Dark Green /
Moist

Seed available from Zhong Wei Horticultural Products Company in Yunnan, China.

Annual /
Well-drained sandy or chalky loam with 3 inch (8 cms) depth of garden compost or manure mulch laid in the spring

Nectar, Pollen.
All the other cultiv-ated and wild species are also useful to bees

Draco-cephalum moldavica
(Moldavian Balm)

Dark Blue /
Full Sun, Part Shade in Light Woodland.
Leaves are used to make tea.

July - August

Useful plant for filling gaps in a summer border.

12 x 6
(30 x 15)

Dark Green /
Moist

Seed available from Zhong Wei Horticultural Products Company in Yunnan, China for shipping to all countries in the world.

Annual /
Well-drained soil on dry hills or stony riverbanks in western China.
Mulch with 2 inches (5 cms) of garden compost in the early spring.

Nectar

Echinops bannaticus
(Globe Thistle)

Blue /
Full Sun, Part Shade

July - August

48 x 24
(120 x 60)

Dark Green /
Dry

Her Perennial /
Well-drained soil

Nectar from all cultivars of Echin-ops

Geranium pratense
(Meadow Cranesbill)

The International Geranium Society was founded in 1953 and it has more cultivation information

Violet - Blue /
Full Sun, Part Shade

Native UK plant.

June - October

36 x 24
(90 x 24)

Mid-Green /
Dry, Moist

Her Perennial /
It prefers rough grassland on chalk soils

Nectar, Pollen from all culti-vars of Geran-ium pra-tense, sangui-neum, molle and phaeum

Hyssopus officinalis
(Hyssop)

Purple-Blue /
Full Sun.
The flowers and the leaves of the hyssop can be used to season all kinds of vegetable dishes, soups, casseroles and sauces, as well as pickles and preserve.

July - September

Use as low growing hedge or edging of bed.

20 x 40
(50 x 100)
The plant is commonly used by beekeepers to produce a rich and aromatic honey.

Mid-Green /
Moist

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Evg Herb /
Any well-drained soil

Nectar, Pollen

Myosotis arvensis
(Field Forget-Me-Not)

Blue-grey with some Pink /
Full Sun

Native Uk plant.

April - October

10 x 6
(25 x 15)

Pale Green /
Dry

Cornfield Annual /
Prefers shallow calcareous (chalky) and dry sandy soils

Nectar, Pollen

Myosotis scorpioides
(Water Forget-Me-Not, Myosotis palustris, Forget-Me-Not, Love-Me, Mouse-Ear, Snake Grass, Marsh Forget-Me-Not, Mouse-Ear Scorpion Grass)

Light Sky Blue /
Full Sun, Part Shade.

Native UK pond plant. As a rafting plant that is allowed to grow freely it will use plenty of surplus nutrients so help to keep the pond or container water free from algae.

April - September

20 x 20
(50 x 50)

Blue-Green /
Wet

Evergreen Aquatic Rhizomatous Perennial /
Plant in wet mud in a stream edge/bog garden or with up to 5 cm (2") of water over the top of the basket in a sunny or partially shaded pond or container pond.

Nectar, Pollen

Pentaglottis sempervirens (Anchusa sempervirens, Evergreen Bugloss, Green Alkanet)

Blue /
Full Sun , Part Shade

April - July

30 x 12
(75 x 30)

Dark green /
Moist

Evg Perennial /
Any calcareous (chalky) soil
 

Nectar

Perezia multiflora
 

Lavender Blue with Yellow centre /
Full Sun

May - July

Native to western and southern South America

48 x 12
(120 x 30)

Dark Green /
Moist

Her Perennial /
Well-drained soil.

Nectar, Pollen

Perovskia atriplicifolia
(Russian Sage)

Lavender Blue /
Full Sun.
Contrasts well with both pink (e.g., phlox, mallow or roses) and yellow (e.g., rudbeckia) perennials.

July - October

60 x 48
(150 x 120)

Gray-Green /
Dry, Moist

Her Perennial /
Well-drained soil

Nectar

Phacelia tanacetifolia
(Fiddleneck, Purple Tancy, Phacelia Lacy, Californian Bluebell)

Purple-Blue /
Full Sun, Part Shade

5 day cut-flower vase life.

A quick growing hardy annual green manure that germinates at low temperatures and is ideal for sowing from March until September.

Flowers from May - October, 12-14 weeks from spring sowing. This is a cut-and-come-again variety. Flower will produce for 3-4 months.

18 x 12
(45 x 30) Spacing

Satisfactory as a green fodder and sown with sweet clover or between rows of potatoes, it provides good bee forage. In the autumn it is ploughed or dug in as a green manure

Mid-Green /
Dry, Moist

In most areas 2 crops of flowers may be obtained from the same plot of ground by sowing in late September or early October to stand the winter, and again in early June. The autumn sowing flowers in the end of April and May, while the June sowing provides welcome bee forage in August.

Annual /
Well-drained soil. A small patch could be left to flower, especially near to vegetables to attract pollinating insects to the area, but don’t have too many as the insects will feed on the Phacelia rather than the veg.

Nectar is also collected from P. viscida, P. congesta and P. campan-ularia

Salvia forss-kaolii
(Sage)

Violet-Blue and White /
Part Shade

Grow in Cottage Garden or in Pots

June - October

40 x 20
(100 x 50)

Mid-Green /
Moist

Her Perennial /
Well-drained soil.

Apply 2 inch (5 cms) mulch of organic material in July.

Nectar

The spacings (the distance between the plants) recommended above should enable the plants of the same genera to cover the ground in 2-3 years.

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Bee-Pollinated Bloom Plant Index.
The 264 bee-pollinated plants in this Index are in addition to the bee-pollinated plants shown as thumbnails in the pages of the 12 Flower Colours per month FROM the Colour Wheel below.

Click on the OOO in the Index below to link to those bee-pollinated plants of that flower colour in that month or any of
ACER (Deciduous/Evergreen Shrub/Tree) in March-April
CHAENOMELES SPECIOSA (Herbaceous Perennial) in March-May
CROCUS (Bulb) in September-April
CYDONIA OBLONGA (Deciduous Shrub) in April-June
DAFFODIL (Bulb) in December-May
DAHLIA (Bulb) in June-November
DUTCH HYACINTH (Bulb) in March-April
HEATHERS (Evergreen Shrub) in every month
HEDERA HELIX (Evergreen Climber) in September-November as last major source of nectar and pollen in the year
HELIANTHEMUM (Deciduous Shrub) in June-August - Pollen only collected when the flowers open during sunny weather
HELENIUM (Herbaceous Perennial) in June-October
HELLEBORUS (Herbaceous Perennial) in January-March
HEUCHERA (Evergreen Perennial) in May-September
HIBISCUS (Deciduous Shrub) in August-September
ILEX (Evergreen Tree) in May-June
LAVANDULA (Annual, Herbaceous Perennial or Shrub) in June-July
LAVATERA (Annual, Biennial, or Herbaceous Perennial) in May-August
LEPTOSIPHON (Annual) in June-August
MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA (Evergreen Tree) in August-September
MALVA SYLVESTRIS (Biennial) in June-Septemberr
MENTHA (Herb) in July-August
NEMOPHILA (Annual) in April-June
NIGELLA (Annual) in July-September
PHILADELPHUS species only with single flowers (Shrub) in June
POLEMONIUM (Herbaceous Perennial) in April-June
PRUNUS CERASIFERA (Deciduous Tree) in February-March
PRUNUS LAUROCERASUS (Evergreen Shrub) in April-June
PYRACANTHA COCCINEA (Evergreen Shrub) in May-June
ROSES (Deciduous Shrub/Climber) in June-October
RUBUS IDAEUS (Raspberry) (Soft Fruit) in May-June
SALVIA SUPERBA (Herbaceous Perennial) in June-September - no bee garden should be without this plant - for those plants.

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Bottom row of Grey is Unusual or Multi-Coloured Flower Colour.

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Aug

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Oct

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OOO E1.

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OOO
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OOO
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OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Mauve

OOO

OOO

OOO
E24.

OOO
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OOO
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OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Purple

OOO
E34.

OOO
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OOO
E36.

OOO
E37

OOO
E38

OOO

OOO
E40

OOO
E41

OOO
E42

OOO

OOO

OOO
Brown

OOO

OOO
E47

OOO
E48

OOO
E49

OOO
E50

OOO
E51

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Cream

OOO
E58

OOO
E59

OOO
E60

OOO
E61

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Green

OOO

OOO
E71

OOO
E72

OOO
E73

OOO
E74

OOO
E75

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
E80

OOO
E81Orange

OOO
E82

OOO
E83

OOO
E84

OOO
E85

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Pink

OOO

OOO
E95

OOO
E96

OOO
E97

OOO
E98

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Red

OOO

OOO
E107

OOO
E108

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
White

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Yellow

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
E133

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO

OOO
Unusual

OOO

OOO
E143

OOO
E144

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Bulb and Perennial Height from Text Border

Brown = 0-12 inches (0-30 cms)

Blue = 12-24 inches (30-60 cms)

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Blue = 0-36 inches (0-90 cms)

Green = 36-120 inches (90-300 cms)

Red = 120+ inches (300+ cms)

 

Bamboo, Bedding, Conifer, Fern, Grass, Herb, Rhododendron, Rose, Soft Fruit, Top Fruit, Vegetable and Wildflower Height from Text Border

Blue = 0-24 inches (0-60 cms)

Green = 24-72 inches (60- 180 cms)

Red = 72+ inches (180+ cms)

 

Plant Soil Moisture from Text Background

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Moist Soil

 

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