This pretty wildflower is, unfortunately, endangered throughout much of its native range due to habitat loss. If you’re planning a native garden, this is a great addition. When bluebells first emerge in early spring, they have striking, deep purple foliage.
The leaves then quickly turn green and the entire plant will grow up to 24 inches (61 cm.) tall in clump formations. The flowers bloom early to mid-spring and continue into mid-summer when the plants go dormant.
Bluebells' flowers are showy. They hang down in clusters of lavender or blue bell-shaped flowers. These are the prettiest on the plant and don’t make good cut flowers. The fragrance is light and sweet. Bees and hummingbirds are attracted to bluebells.
Duration: Perennial Habit: Herb Leaf: Green Flower: Size Class: 1-3 ft. Water Use: High Light Requirement: Part Shade, Shade Soil Moisture: Moist Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2) CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium Soil Description: Rich, moist, sometimes rocky, soils. Bloom Color: Pink, Blue, Purple Bloom Time: March, April, May, June