Mertensia, Virginia Bluebells
Mertensia, Virginia Bluebells

Mertensia virginica, Virginia Bluebells

A cherished Missouri native perennial, Virginia Bluebells, Mertensia virgninica, delights us in spring with nodding clusters of pink buds that open to sky blue flowers. Virgnia Bluebells go dormant after blooming. Plant Virginia Bluebells between Hostas and other large leaved shade plants. Easy to grow in shade to part shade. Naturalizes quickly.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Mertensia virginica

Common Name

Virginia Bluebells

Bloom Color

Blue

Bloom Time

Spring

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Shade

Height

12-24″

Width

12-18″

Uses

Beds, Missouri Native Plant, Naturalize, Woodland Gardens

Resistance

Black Walnut, Rabbit

Soil

Average, Moist

Water Needs

Average

Zone

3-8

Plant Type

Perennial