Red White and Blue Garden

Red, white and blue gardens are always popular and patriotic and you’ve admired them, but never actually created one yourself. I haven’t either, but I’ve compiled a list of plants that would help you to make an entire season of red, white and blue flowers.

Red White and Blue Bulbs and Perennials

If you want your garden to be timeless, start with perennials. Even if you can’t create it all in one year, you can gradually add more perennials every year and fill in with red, white and blue annuals.

So if you start in the spring you need red and white tulips. There are blue ones, too, but they’re not as common. You can get the blue you need easier from some alliums (ornamental onions). Remember spring bulbs are planted in the fall so maybe the tulips are for next year.

Iris comes in great white and blue colors: (immortality, and sugar blues respectively). Red iris are more difficult to find so ordering from a catalog is probably your best bet.Siberian iris also comes in blues and whites, and so do hyacinths.

Bleeding hearts come in red and white, and then there is columbine, one of the few perennials that comes naturally in all three colors.

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Some white ground covers include creeping phlox, snow on the mountain, and arabis. You can find blue creeping phlox also. Short flowers include campanula (white clips, and blue clips), forget- me- not, and red and white sweet William.

White flowers blooming in early summer include: Shasta daisies, garden phlox, oriental, and day lilies (also come in reds), delphiniums (also come in blue), baby’s breath, snow white bee balm and hollyhocks.

Some white ground covers include creeping phlox, snow on the mountain, and arabis. You can find blue creeping phlox also. Short flowers include campanula (white clips, and blue clips), forget- me- not, and red and white sweet William.

White flowers blooming in early summer include: Shasta daisies, garden phlox, oriental, and day lilies (also come in reds), delphiniums (also come in blue), baby’s breath, snow white bee balm and hollyhocks.

Some white ground covers include creeping phlox, snow on the mountain, and arabis. You can find blue creeping phlox also. Short flowers include campanula (white clips, and blue clips), forget- me- not, and red and white sweet William.

blue and white delphiniums

Later in the summer, rely on white cone flowers, liatris (tall, white gay feather), feverfew, white balloon flower (also comes in blue), obedient plant, yucca, chrysanthemums, and michaelmas daisies (also comes in red) for white flowers.

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Blue summer perennials include lavender, lupine, blue salvia, bellflowers, blue pincushion (also comes in red), cranes bill, veronica, baptisia (wild blue indigo), and flax. Blooming later are Russian sage, monkshood, globe thistle, and asters.

Red perennials include poppies, hollyhocks, bee balm, Maltese cross, painted daisies, coral bells, penstemon (beard tongue), and red hot poker. Blooming later are cardinal flower, red sedum, and asters.

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If you want red, white and blue in a shady garden try hostas with blue leaves, monkshood, grape hyacinths, balloon flowers and bellflowers. Use red and white astilbe, hosta with variegated white leaves, and caladium bulbs.

Red, white, and Blue Annuals

It will probably take a few years to create a full season red, white, and blue perennial garden, but with the addition of some annuals you could probably achieve the look you want much sooner.Annuals that come in all three colors include petunias, pansies and salvia.

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Geraniums (standard and hanging varieties), impatiens, nicotiana, nasturtium, stock, celosia, begonias, California poppies, zinnias, and snap dragons all come in red and white.
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Larkspur, lobelia, ageratum, alyssum, bachelor buttons, morning glory, verbena, and love in a mist come in blue and white.
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As with any list of flowers, this is only a partial list, but hopefully it is extensive enough to spark your imagination and motivate you create your own red, white and blue garden.

It's also important to note that you could probably find all the flowers I've mentioned in all three colors, but you would have to order them through a catalog. If I didn't mention a color for a particular flower it is because they don't naturally come in that shade.

Breeders are coming up with new varieties and colors of flowers all the time, but the harder the color is to create the more expensive and probably less hardy the plant will be. The plants I've mentioned would be hardy in the northeast and midwest.

If you do create a red, white and blue garden, I’d love to hear from you. Send me pictures or better yet, share your whole garden with me. I’d love to hear and see the story of your garden.

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Related Articles:

White Flower Garden
Blue Gardens
A Pink Garden
A Yellow Garden
Color Scheme Gardens
An Orange Garden
Red Perennials
Red Annuals

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