Virginia Bluebells | Mertensia Virginica
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.
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
Quantity: 10 Virginia Bluebells Seeds