courtesy of Didina Sacui

courtesy of Didina Sacui

Mertensia virginica

Virginia Bluebell

Plant Type:

SHADE PERENNIALS

Mertensia virginica Virginia Bluebell is an early blooming herbaceous perennial with showy terminal clusters of blue trumpet-shaped flowers. An easy plant in open shade, dappled to part sun in fertile, draining soil it will thrive and slowly spread. Virginia Bluebell is perfect in a woodland scheme where it will in ephemeral fashion flower in early spring and soon disappear. Plant with later-to-emerge plants that will fill the gaps. Native from Maine, west to Minnesota, south to Arkansas, Alabama and South Carolina.


Height:

18-24 in

Spread:

18-24 in

Colors:

Blue

Zone:

(3)4 to 8
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Item Description Price  
MERTVIR Mertensia virginica (5 inch Square x 6 Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters ) $14.00 Sold Out


Characteristics and Attributes for Mertensia virginica

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade
  • Dappled Shade

Attributes

  • Border
  • Massing
  • Natural Garden
  • Woodland

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Fertile
  • Woodland
  • Draining

Origins

  • Eastern U.S.

Propagated By

  • Division