Mertensia virginica

Virginia Bluebells


Photo courtesy of Prides Corner Farms

  • Oval, blue-green foliage emerges in March
  • Trumpet like flowers emerge pink turn blue
  • Blooms mid-April- mid-May
  • Light, sweet fragrance
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Fragrant
Fragrant
Garden
Garden
Full Shade
Full Shade
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Spring
Spring
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies



Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Prefers dappled sun or partial shade

Plant in well drained, consistently moist soil 

Transplant when dormant in fall or early spring

Great Native woodland plant!


Height: 18-24 in
Spread: 15-18 in
Bloom Color: Pink
Zone: 4-8
 

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


Attributes:

  • Border or Bed
  • Fragrant
  • Garden
  • Naturalizing

Exposure:

  • Partial Sun
  • Full Shade

Habit:

  • Mounding

Foliage Color:

  • Blue
  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Keep Well-Watered