Do I Move You? Nina Simone, 1933-2003, American.
From Nina Simone Sings the Blues, Version II, 2006
Longwod Gardens, Pennsylvania, one of the land legacies left by members of the du Pont Family to public access for pleasure and research, point out that blue is the rarest colour for flowers, fruit and foliage, occurring in less than 10%.
Even where the plant contains the pigment for blue, that blue may present from blue to pink depending on variables in the soil.
In the autumn, the Gardens begin the forcing of the rare blue poppy for flowering in early March. This flower is adapted to cool temperatures from its native habitat high in the Himalayas.
The Blues in the Conservatory at Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, 2017, 2018
Himalayan Blue-Poppy (Meconopsis ‘Lingholm’)
Blue Daisy (Felicia amelloides)
Longwood Hybrid Cineraria (Pericallis hybrida)
Grape-Hyacinth (Muscari aucheri)
Marriage-vine (Solanum wendlandii)
Ground- Ivy Sage (Salvia glechomifolia)
Two varieties of lavender
Sea-Lavender (Limonium perezii)
Bigleaf Hydreangea (Hydrangea macrophylla)
Blue Coleus (Plectranthus thrysoideus)
October Skies Aromatic Aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium). This is growing at Mt. Cuba, Hockessin, Delaware
Canterbury Bells (Campanula Media)
Woodland Forget-Me-Not (Myosotis sylvatica)
Pride-of-Madeira (Echium Candicans)
Two varieties of Iris
Poppy-Flowered Anemone (Anemone coronaria)
Portuguese Squill (Scilla peruvinana)
Double Bellflower (Campanula halodgenis)
Blue flowers bloom in March and April at Winterthur, Delaware, another legacy of the du Pont family. The Spring crocuses flowered this year in February.
Glory of the snow, Italian windflower, Siberian squill, Spring Crocus and Virginia bluebell