Mertensia virginica

Virginia Bluebells

$ 8.95

Item #: 1144
Pot Size: bare root


Plant Description

A rich moist alluvial woodland carpeted with spring-blooming Bluebells is a sight never to be forgotten. Especially when Bluebells are naturalized with daffodils and other spring bloomers, the sight is truly spectacular. Individual plants form a clump of light green oval leaves with several succulent flower stems to about 18 inches in height. Clusters of blue nodding bell-shaped flowers emerge from pink buds. After flowering, the foliage dies down and by June all is dormant underground. Given moist rich soil and part shade, Mertensia will naturalize. A lightly shaded area by a stream would be perfect. Especially good color combinations with Virginia Bluebells include Columbine, Celandine Poppy, Wild Geranium, Foamflower, Jacob's Ladder, the creeping Phloxes, and Wild Bleeding Heart.

 

Characteristics

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Not too hard to grow

Plant Type

Wildflower, Perennial

Light Exposure

Half and half,

Mostly shady

Soil Condition

Organic, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Moist, Moderately moist

Size

bare root

Height

12 to 24

Flower Color

Pink, Blue, Lavender

 

Bloom Time

Late spring

Typical Height

12in

Spread

18in

Zones

4, 5, 6, 7