Mertensia virginica - Virginia bluebells
Mertensia virginica - Virginia bluebells

Mertensia virginica - Virginia bluebells

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A lovely herbaceous perennial wildflower that looks lovely planted as a mass and is a great plant for spring color.

Mertensia virginica is a perennial which grows 1-2' tall and has beautiful trumpet-shaped, blue flowers which bloom in early spring.   Since the foliage dies to the ground by mid-summer they work best with other perennials such as hostas and ferns which expand as the season progresses or with annuals.  This plant happily self seeds creating large drifts of color in spring.

"When it grows in masses, this species makes a spectacular show!"  Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Height: 1 - 2 ft

Sun: Part shade to full shade

Water: Medium

Bloom color: Blue

Bloom time: March/April