Mertensia virginica

Mertensia virginica

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Virginia Bluebells Category:


Please Note: Spring ephemeral. These bulbs come up, bloom early, and go into dormancy during hot weather. If purchased for spring delivery they will be either coming out of dormancy or actively growing mid-spring. If purchased late spring through fall, they will be either going into dormancy or dormant and will not grow until the following spring.

Key Information:

Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Part Sun – Shade
Height: 1-2 feet
Color: Lavender
Bloom: April – May

More Details:

Suggested Uses: Virginia Bluebells bring beautiful color to woodland gardens or naturalized open woodlands in spring! Flower buds turn from pink to lavender or blue. These plants thrive in large colonies in moist to mesic woodlands, bluffs and shaded floodplains. They have also been found in open, dry prairies! These flowers are very attractive to pollinating insects, hummingbirds and butterflies.

Native Range: Native to the Lower Midwest and Appalachia. Native to the southeastern corner of Minnesota and Stearns Co.

Pollinators: Bumblebees, skippers, moths and hummingbirds. They are a high-value nectar source for adult monarch butterflies arriving in early spring.

Flowers: The flowers are 1″ long 5 lobed tubular trumpets, blooming in drooping clusters.

Leaves: The alternate, un-toothed, ovate leaves are about 2″-6″ long.

More Information:  USDA plant profile

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs

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