The Blue Garden
Blue is the elusive flower colour that breeders across the world are chasing, in some species it’s a distant dream, in others, nature has delivered. If you are chasing true blues for a garden look no further than some of the native plants that call Australia home. These plants have adapted clever strategies over thousands of years to compete with pollinators and intensifying their standout colour is one of these strategies.
Blue in the garden is calming and one of the colours that suits many garden styles, both in the depths of winter and the hottest of days.
The ultimate blue flower is Lechenaultia biloba, a small shrub that reaches a height of 30cm. With small foliage and slightly brittle stems it is best suited to growing in a medium sized pot in areas with heavy clay soil. At home in sandy soil, this plant will be in full flower for many weeks throughout late winter and spring.