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Mertensia virginica

Virginia Bluebells

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Mertensia virginica (Virginia Bluebells)
How You Say It:

In March and April, pink flower buds open to sky blue on this spring ephemeral. Ephemeral plants are those whose foliage goes dormant in summer. The foliage of this plant is blue-green. Virginia Bluebells naturalize well making it a great choice for the shade or woodland garden.

Additional Information:


Height
12-24 Inches

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Spread
12- Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Blue


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum), Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum), Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides), Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia), Wild Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACW

Season of Interest

Early (Feb-Apr)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
High

Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade
Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map