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Mertensia virginica


Mertensia virginica or Virginia bluebells has clusters of pink buds opening to blue, trumpet-shaped, downward-facing flowers.

Mertensia virginica is an eastern North American woodland ephemeral that graces the shady garden in spring and goes dormant by mid summer - perfect for combining with late-emerging perennials like hosta and ferns or planting under deciduous shrubs. Virginia bluebells grows to about 1-2 feet tall with loose, terminal clusters of pink buds opening to blue, trumpet-shaped, downward-facing flowers. The foliage is lush and green to bluish green. Protect from slugs when emerging.

Common Name: Virginia Bluebells - [Spring B&B Pre-Order]

Family: Boraginaceae (The Borage Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-8

Light: Part Shade, Full Shade

Height: 12-24"

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Native to moist, rich woods and river floodplains.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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