Mertensia virginica

Mertensia virginica

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Virginia Bluebells Category:

Description

Please Note: 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.

Soil:
Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Part to Shade
Height: 1′-2′
Color: Lavender
Bloom: April-May
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.

Suggested Uses:

Virginia Bluebells are a very welcome colorful show in the spring! Flower buds turn from pink to lavender even to almost blue…. They are a lovely addition to the woodland garden or a naturalized open woodland setting. These flowers are very attractive to pollinating insects, hummingbirds and butterflies!

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More Information:  These plants thrive in large colonies in moist to mesic woodlands, bluffs and shaded floodplains. It has also been found in open dry prairies!
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Weight 1 lbs
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