Virginia Bluebells

Mertensia virginica

SKU
06246
Showy trumpet-shaped blue-violet flowers emerge out of pink buds to welcome spring in striking fashion. Popular accent to plant with naturalized daffodils or with ferns in the shady woodland garden. Herbaceous perennial goes dormant in the summer.
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Average Size at MaturityFast grower to 1 to 2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeBlue-violet flowers in spring.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseWoodland Garden
Light NeedsFull shade
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureExtreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Shade Loving
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 9

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